Dallas Partners with Lumetech and Lighting Science Group to Go Green with LED Lighting in its Parking Garages

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 9:29am
Lumetech Group and Lighting Science Group announced today the conversion of five downtown parking garages to energy efficient LED lighting, positioning Dallas as one of the first major cities in the United States to adopt this energy and cost saving technology.

“As a first-mover, the City of Dallas is leading this green initiative in Texas and has raised the bar and set the standard when it comes to efficient lighting technology that reduces energy consumption and operating costs. I want to commend City Councilman Ron Natinsky for embracing this new technology and establishing Dallas as a leader in going green,” said Ron Lusk, CEO of Lumetech. “Lumetech will continue to partner with government and corporate clients to provide high performance LED lighting that saves energy and costs.”

“With rising energy costs across the country, cities like Dallas are looking for ways to save energy—the installation of Lighting Science Group’s LED fixtures will significantly reduce the city’s maintenance, replacement and energy costs,” said Rich Weinberg, Chairman and CEO of Lighting Science Group.

Lighting Science Group’s long-lasting and ultra-efficient Flat LowBay LED fixtures were installed in garages at Dallas City Hall, Dallas Public Library, the Jack Evans Police Building, the freight terminal beneath Thanksgiving Square and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. It is estimated that the annual energy savings for the City of Dallas will be in excess of 1,700,000 kWh or a 60% reduction in annual energy use. In addition, as a result of the enhanced performance and reliability of the new lighting, the City of Dallas expects to reduce substantial cost of maintenance over the lifetime of the fixtures.

“The City of Dallas is committed to acting in the best interests of its taxpayers and to improve the efficiency in which it operates. Over the past few years, we have actively worked to become more environmentally efficient and have enacted a number of important green initiatives, including the recent efficiency upgrade of our parking garages. I hope that our actions compel the leadership of other cities and private sectors to follow suit,” said Ron Natinsky, Dallas Council Member.

The announcement comes on the heels of Lumetech’s completion of Dallas County School’s parking lots that will result in an estimated annual energy savings of over 505,000 kWh per year and approximately $363,600 in electricity and maintenance over the lifetime of the fixtures.


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