Hubbell Lighting, Greenville, SC, recently launched GreenWise, a nationwide sustainable lighting initiative designed to benefit commercial, institutional and industrial facilities throughout the United States. The program will visibly demonstrate how reducing lighting energy consumption can be effectively and affordably achieved. It offers decision-makers a wide choice of sustainable lighting solutions that will help save energy.

According to Hubbell Lighting, 80 percent of the existing commercial buildings in the United States are operating with lighting systems dating back to the 1980s. Hubbell’s intention is to reach out to building owners, building operators, facility managers and other decision-makers responsible for operations to show them the benefits that will accrue as a result of employing energy-conscious lighting principles.

To jump-start this program, Hubbell Lighting will distribute market-specific information directly through its national network of agents and through its Green Wise Web site, www.hubbelllighting.com/greenwise.

The information defines what is at stake and provides viable and affordable solutions.

The Hubbell presentations will introduce lighting control technology, detailing the effective employment of occupancy sensors, daylight sensing controls and networked lighting controls. School officials are presented with simple lighting tips for saving energy in existing schools and universities that require minimal capital investment and can often produce paybacks in less than two years.

Similar tours have been prepared for hospitals, government facilities, commercial office buildings and industrial manufacturing and warehousing facilities.