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San Francisco, CA and Danvers, Mass. (Nov. 14, 2012) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA announced today that it has joined the Green Parking Council (GPC) as a Platinum Sponsor. The GPC is a national 501(c)(3) organization providing leadership and oversight for the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets. OSRAM SYLVANIA will be demonstrating a full portfolio of LED lighting solutions, controls and systems for parking facilities at Booth #2009S at Greenbuild 2012, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.
GPC is dedicated to expanding green parking practices, working at the intersection of parking, green building, clean technology, renewable energy, smart grid infrastructure, urban planning and sustainable mobility. GPC is developing certification and credentialing programs, open-sourced standards, professional leadership and educational development and training for organizations and individuals in the parking industry.
“As a provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions, controls and services for parking facilities, we saw this partnership as a natural fit to encourage and drive sustainable solutions in this market and to help property owners reduce the environmental impact of their facilities,” said John George, vertical sales manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.
Parking facilities can contribute a great deal to the revenue of a business or a community, but they pose lighting challenges such as safety and security issues, unconditioned spaces, light trespass and light pollution and high electricity consumption.
LED lighting can help to address each of these challenges. With their directional nature, the placement of light can be well controlled, light trespass can be minimized, and local nighttime lighting ordinances can be met. The extremely long life of LED systems reduces maintenance costs, and their tolerance to extremely low temperatures means they can be used in cold-weather, unconditioned spaces without loss of light output. LED lighting solutions are energy-efficient and can decrease utility bills significantly, and because they are dimmable, LED lighting systems can achieve further energy reductions when combined with a smart lighting control strategy that incorporates occupancy sensors, task tuning, time scheduling or daylight harvesting.
“Lighting represents an incredible opportunity for innovation and environmental improvement in the parking industry. We are proud to have the support and partnership of a visionary company like OSRAM SYLVANIA,” said Paul Wessel, executive director, Green Parking Council.
At Greenbuild 2012, OSRAM SYLVANIA will be showcasing energy-efficient, long life lighting solutions like OSRAM ProPoint™ Outdoor LED Luminaires and SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Outdoor Luminaire Retrofit Kits, controllable QUICKTRONIC® HID, fluorescent and induction systems, and the industry leading ENCELIUM™ advanced lighting controls and energy management systems.
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 www.sylvania.com/sustainability.
For more information about sustainable lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA, 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, California.
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.
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