This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

April 23, 2014

U.S. Parking Facilities Cut Energy Use by 90 Percent

The Energy Department joined the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign on April 16 to recognize 12 organizations for leading the way in efficient lighting. Among those honored were the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia; the University of Minnesota; and Walmart Stores. Combined, the 12 winners are saving nearly 45 million kilowatt-hours and $4 million per year by upgrading to high-efficiency lighting in 500,000 parking spaces nationwide.

Through the LEEP Campaign, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Alliance, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Green Parking Council, and the International Facility Management Association are working together to help owners of parking lots and garages upgrade to energy-efficient lighting. More than 100 U.S. businesses and organizations are participating in the campaign and planning or installing energy-efficient lighting in their parking lots and garages. See the Energy Department news release and the list of LEEP awardees.