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Monday, February 9, 2009

Councilman Bill Peduto announces the Pittsburgh model of 21st century urban lighting

PITTSBURGH This morning, City Council will hold a national conversation on urban lighting. The hearing was set as a result of Councilman Peduto’s proposal to convert all 40,000 street lights in Pittsburgh to LEDs. Councilman Peduto now intends to create the Pittsburgh model of 21st century urban lighting, a model that other cities will follow worldwide.

Representatives from the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University, and national innovators from Philips, Johnson Controls, Leotek, Lightolier, Ceramtec, Appalachian Lighting Systems, Condor Manufacturing, and Beta Lighting will be in attendance

“LED lighting has proven to cut energy use by as much as 80%, saving energy and taxpayers millions of dollars,” said Councilman Peduto. “This is one of the greatest ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and make Pittsburgh a worldwide leader.”

WHAT: City Council Hearing on Urban Lighting

WHEN: Monday, February 9, 2009 @ 10:00 AM

WHERE: City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Bldg

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