21 February 2012

Cree to install LED lighting at five U.S. embassies in Europe

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA is participating in a series of energy efficiency renovations across U.S. embassies in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon, which involves installing energy-efficient interior and exterior Cree LED lighting. The program spearheaded by the Alliance to Save Energy and The League of Green Embassies, a U.S. Department of State initiative to promote international cooperation in energy efficiency and clean technology.

According to Cree, when compared with the current lighting, these new installations offer energy savings ranging from 45% to 76%, depending on the requirements of the Embassy.

“The goal of the League of Green Embassies is to make each participating embassy as energy efficient as possible and to use these embassies as platforms for showcasing U.S. energy innovation technologies and products,” said Bruce J. Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland. “We want to encourage companies to create and showcase for a global market the latest technologies that reduce energy waste and lower costs.”

The League of Green Embassies was established to advance the 2007 Presidential mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. government buildings; to demonstrate the capabilities of U.S. products and technologies to the world market; and to increase the exports of U.S. products and services in line with the National Export Initiative.

“Embassies are a great vehicle to showcase U.S. innovation and influence global commercial and industrial organizations to take action, consume less energy and advance energy efficiency,” said Greg Merritt, vice president corporate marketing, Cree. “Cree is excited to be part of the League’s initiative and to provide the embassies with Cree┬« high-performance, energy-efficient interior and exterior LED lighting.”

The completed installations are due to be unveiled throughout 2012.

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