“Since 2012, the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign has supported participants in their efforts to upgrade and install energy-efficiency equipment and lighting controls in over 540 million square feet of parking facilities, which has led to a savings of 137 million kWh annually –the equivalent of $14.79 million in electricity savings and deferring the energy usage of roughly 13,000 U.S. homes. In addition to saving money, LEEP participants have demonstrated the advantages and market readiness for high-efficiency lighting and controls systems in a wide spectrum of building sectors, both private and government owned.
According to the July 2017 U.S. DOE report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, LED products have made the fastest inroads in outdoor applications, with parking garages reaching a penetration rate of 32.5 percent and parking lots reaching 26.2 percent in 2016. Additionally, 60 LEEP Campaign participants have been recognized for exemplary achievement in 20 different categories. Based on these achievements, it is clear the market has embraced the advantages of these high-efficiency systems, and the LEEP Campaign goals have been met.”