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Phoenix, AZ – May 13, 2014 – The Desert Botanical Garden has partnered with Relumination, LLC, the energy-efficient lighting solutions company, to update both interior and exterior lighting to significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs. As a result, the Garden expects to reduce lighting energy consumption by 74%, saving an estimated $30,000 annually.
In addition to the energy savings, the long lifespan of the LED lights and the ability to recycle them will mean less material in landfills. This project aligns with the Garden’s commitment to and recognition of sustainability as a holistic process that encompasses environmental, social, and economic performance. The money the Garden saves on electricity will provide more resources for important programs. The environmental impact contributes to conservation of desert plants, and, best of all, this is a switch that anyone, from an individual to a corporation, can implement and know they are making a difference. “I love projects that are win-win-win, for the Garden, our project partners and, most importantly, the desert plants and habitats that make Phoenix such a special place to live,” said Dr. Kimberlie McCue, Program Director, Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats. “Relumination has brought a fantastic all around winning project to the Garden that will literally shine a light on how the simple act of changing a light bulb can help conserve our world.”
Relumination worked closely with the Garden’s exhibits department to ensure both trail safety and exhibit aesthetic needs were met with the energy-efficient lighting solutions. After onsite testing, Relumination provided a full lighting energy consumption assessment, recommendations and implementation plan. A rebate from SRP will cover 20% of the project cost.
Relumination will replace 1,573 incandescent, halogen and HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps with LED lamps. The changes will save 247,931 kWh of electricity a year, equal to removing 70 tons of waste from our landfill, the carbon sequestered annually by 143 acres of US forests, the CO2 emissions from electricity use of 24 homes or the greenhouse gas from 36 cars.
”The Desert Botanical Garden is the perfect partner for Relumination, as we are able to work together to ensure the wonderful ambiance and natural experience of the Garden is enhanced with better lighting, as well as dramatically reduce waste and carbon for our amazing Arizona desert,” said Daniel Henderson, CEO and founder of Relumination.
About Desert Botanical Garden – A “Phoenix Point of Pride,” the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research. www.dbg.org
About Relumination – Relumination, LLC is a lighting technologies solutions company that helps customers reduce energy costs, save electricity, minimize facilities management expenses and decrease their environmental footprint. They provide reliable and sustainable lighting solutions and services that exceed quality standards and reduce reducing energy consumption by up to 90%. Their valued customers are in various industries from manufacturing to retail. The company is privately held and headquartered in Arizona. www.relumination.com