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Daylight Hour

Green Light New York

Friday, June 20, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Daylight Hour

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The Daylight Hour.  A single hour when we ask you to TURN IT OFF.

Most offices have their lights on even when they are not needed. Spaces near exterior walls often receive enough daylight to work by, without the aid of electric lighting, but most often we leave the lights on anyway.  This is a critical issue because the times when daylight is most available (summer afternoons) coincides with peak demand- the time at which we are demanding the most energy from the grid.   This peak energy is the most expensive energy, and typically the dirtiest and most harmful to our global climate because the oldest, least efficient plants are brought online to meet this need. Our recent study, Let There Be Daylight, found that owners and tenants could save $70 million every year by introducing daylight responsive lighting systems. At the same time, balanced day-lit spaces are often the most pleasant to spend time in, and studies suggest these spaces promote our health and well-being, improve productivity and reduce absenteeism. A variety of lighting control systems are available that respond to the presence of daylight by reducing electric light levels- but these systems are not standard. 

To demonstrate the availability of daylight and draw attention to this important issue Green Light New York is organizing the "Daylight Hour”- a single hour in the workday when we turn off the lights in day-lit spaces.  Green Light will be tracking participants, promoting their involvement and efforts, and estimating the energy savings of the Daylight Hour to publicize the impact.  This activity will act as a springboard to deliver programs and other resources on the strategies and technologies that enable the daylighting of office spaces. 

Register your organization for the Daylight Hour, above.

You'll be asked for some basic information like:

- Name of organization
- Whether you are a building owner or tenant
- Daylight Hour ambassador contact info
- Estimate of the area of the spaces that will participate
- Quick description of the space typres and lighting systems

Participants will be asked to post photos on Twitter or Facebook from their day-lit spaces at the beginning and the end of the Daylight Hour to demonstrate their participantion. Use #DaylightHour.

Prizes will be awarded to the most successful Daylight Hour participants for:
Largest Area of Impact (SF)
Most Creative Photograph
Best Social Media Posts

Date & Time:
June 20th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

To sponsor the Daylight Hour project contact us: info@greenlightny.org


 

JOIN THESE FOUNDING PARTICIPANTS:
 

Buro Happold Consulting EngineersHR&A Advisors
International Living Future InstituteJB&B Consulting Engineers
MechosystemsNatural Resource Defense Council

Perkins+WillSKidmore, Owings & Merrill
Sustainable Energy Partnerships Terrapin Bright Green

 

AND THESE PARTICIPANTS:

 

318 Technology Inc

 

AKF Group, LLC

 

Allen + Killcoyne Architects

 

American Efficient Lighting

 

Association of Energy Affordability (AEA)

 

Bleecker Associates

 

Brooklyn Greenroof, LLC

 

Center for Active Design

 

CUNY Building Performance Lab

 

Dattner Architects

 

Direct Marketing Association

 

Domingo Gonzalez Associates

 

Energy Paradiso

 

Goldman Copeland

 

Green Light Sustainability Advisors

 

HLW International

 

HTA Lighting

 

ICRAVE

 

JLL

 

Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design, Inc.

 

Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions

 

Mertz Gilmore Foundation

 

MPOWERD

 

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

 

New York Power Authority

 

NYC Energy Efficiency Corp. (NYCEEC)

 

O'Blaney Rinker Associates

 

Optimal Energy, Inc.

 

Renfro Design Group, Inc.

 

Smart Fiber Skylights

 

South Side Design & Building

 

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 

Taitem Engineering

 

The Durst Organization

 

The Lower East Side Ecology Center

 

The Sallan Foundation

 

Urban Future Lab

 

Urban Green Council

 

Urban Green Energy

 

UW Integrated Design Lab

 

Vidaris

 

Vornado

 

Watt Not, LLC

 

Westlake Reed Leskosky

 

Wildan Energy Solutions (which one)

 

Willdan Energy Solutions (which one)

 

WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

 

YR&G

 

 


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