USGBC is proud to welcome Energy Focus as our newest Green Apple Partner. Energy Focus, a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products and technology, is committed to transforming the places where our students learn.
“We believe that making our schools healthier and more efficient is more than just an opportunity—it’s a responsibility,” said Eric Hilliard, President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Focus. “Our team is excited to actively support the incredible work of the Center for Green Schools to provide green schools for all students within this generation.” As part of their commitment to the partnership, Energy Focus will donate 2.5 cents for every tubular LED product sold, which will carry the Green Apple mark, to support the work of the Center for Green Schools to create healthier, safer, more sustainable learning environments.
Hitting the ground running as a Green Apple Partner, Energy Focus has set an ambitious goal for this year’s Green Apple Day of Service. The company’s passion for better lighting in schools led them to create the “Change a Light, Change a Life” initiative, through which Energy Focus will donate, free of charge, LED lighting for 50 special needs classrooms in 50 schools across the metro New York City and tri-state area. In addition to transforming learning environments, Energy Focus hopes to increase education about the role that lighting can play improving health and well-being for students and teachers. To learn more about the “Change a Light, Change a Life” initiative, click here.
Energy Focus brings longstanding commitments to sustainability along with a history of high-impact partnerships, having created energy efficient LED lighting systems for the U.S. Navy fleet.
“We are proud to welcome Energy Focus as our latest Green Apple Partner. Like the Center for Green Schools, Energy Focus understands that where our children learn matters,” said Rachel Gutter, USGBC's Senior Vice President of Knowledge and the Director of the Center for Green Schools. “We very much look forward to working together to transform our schools into healthy, efficient and productive learning environments."