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OSRAM SYLVANIA Showcases Turnkey Solution for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Greenbuild 2012
SYLVANIA Lighting Services Installs 33 Stations for City of Austin
 

San Francisco, CA and Danvers, Mass. (Nov. 14, 2012) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is showcasing its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station installation and maintenance capabilities at Booth #2009S at Greenbuild 2012, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS), a subsidiary of OSRAM SYLVANIA and leader in lighting installation and energy management solutions, is providing environmentally conscious businesses and municipalities a comprehensive, turnkey EV Charging Station installation and maintenance solution. The all-inclusive installation process provides a single point of contact and includes a full client consultation, hardware and software application, materials installation and post-install support from SLS.

“As gas prices continue to rise, more individuals are seeing the benefits of electric vehicles,” said Tim Lesch, senior vice president and general manager, NAFTA Sales, Service and Logistics, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “SYLVANIA Lighting Services has created an innovative, turnkey model that addresses evolving customer needs, benefits the environment and helps achieve corporate sustainability goals.”

SLS-installed EV Charging Stations provide cloud-based charging services via ChargePoint, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world. ChargePoint provides everything station owners need to deliver turnkey charging services in their parking lots and facilities. For drivers, ChargePoint provides state-of-the-art features including the ability to locate, reserve and navigate to unoccupied charging stations with online tools and mobile applications for iPhone® and Android®. 

EV Charging Stations Making a Difference Today

The expansion of the EV Charging Station infrastructure helps consumers make more environmentally responsible automotive purchase decisions, reduce carbon footprints and improve the environment. EV Charging Stations are being installed by SLS at rapid rates, including 33 in Austin, Texas alone, and at the OSRAM SYLVANIA headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts. Because of its expertise and installation capabilities, SLS overcame some design challenges in Austin like some locations being installed underground or five stories high. Each strategically placed EV Charging Station allows both legacy and current electric vehicles to plug in as multi-level charging stations are equipped with the standard (SAE J1772) 220V connector and an 110V NEMA 5-20 receptacle that allows the city to charge vehicles that may not comply with some standard connectors. The innovative fleet management software utilized by SLS also helps Austin with fleet management as the software provides real-time EV location data and charging status information through web portals, text and email notifications. In addition, the networked stations provide access to metrics that help facilitate further installation planning as vehicle usage increases. Austin officials can also create greenhouse gas and petroleum savings usage reports.

At a personal, corporate or community level, lighting plays an important role in any sustainability strategy. Whether interested in lowering energy consumption, avoiding unnecessary maintenance, identifying options for lamp and ballast recycling, or finding products with fewer hazardous materials, OSRAM SYLVANIA can help. OSRAM SYLVANIA offers additional materials and resources at http://www.sylvania.com/sustainability

For more information about OSRAM SYLVANIA, SYLVANIA Lighting Services and EV Charging Station solutions, please go to www.sylvania.com or visit Booth #2009S at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2012, November 14-15, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.


About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

About SYLVANIA Lighting Services
SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS) is the industry leader in turnkey energy management programs for interior and exterior lighting systems as well as preventative maintenance programs. With over 40 years of experience, the company provides dedicated lighting design capabilities, the best delivery of services, access to new energy efficient lighting products, and a computer-routed national service fleet.  SLS offers customers a single point of contact for all of their lighting needs, including recycling. A subsidiary of OSRAM SYLVANIA, SLS is a national company and is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com/sls.

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