Missouri executive installs green LED lighting

Missouri executive says, "Show Me the Money" and expects to cut his lighting bill by nearly half

When an executive in the "Show Me State" wants proof, you show him the light. Literally.

Following a pilot lighting project at Missouri's non-profit public pension system's headquarters in Jefferson City, the executive secretary retrofitted all his flourescent tubes last month with high-efficient linear- and U-shaped LED tubes from Energy Saving Solutions that will reduce its lighting costs by 46%.

The savings is expected to amount to $93,700 at the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS) simply by converting from traditional 32-watt florescent light to the energy-efficient 16-watt LED lights. Installation at the two-story, 22,000 square-foot facility was completed in less than two weeks.

The ecological benefits are impressive too. The change to LED lights is expected to reduce 596,149 pounds of carbon emissions - the equivalent of planting 81 acres of trees.

"The state of Missouri can breathe easier knowing that its retirement system is being managed prudently and that its directors are contributing to a better quality of life for its employees, its members and its community," says Peter Stein, Managing Director, Energy Saving Solutions.

"This is just a good investment," says Keith Hughes, Executive Secretary of LAGERS. "It seemed like the right thing to do that will save us a lot of money in the long run and if we can get some ecological benefits too then it just makes sense."

Converting to green lighting is a smart move for any business or organization, says Paul Mallory, Regional VP of Energy Saving Solutions, who managed the project. "LAGERS will see significant cost savings right away in their electrical bill and the energy-efficiency lights will help reduce its carbon footprint. Everyone benefits."

About LAGERS: The Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS) is a non-profit public pension system created by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri. LAGERS provides retirement, disability and survivors benefits to local government employees within the state. Currently, LAGERS covers over 32,000 active members from over 625 employers and pays benefits to almost 16,000 retirees.

About Energy Saving Solutions: Based in Aventura, Fla. Energy Saving Solutions provides business, government agencies and non-profit organizations of all sizes energy-efficient LED lighting technology that saves money and helps reduce the environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions. Energy Saving Solutions also offers a Double-Green Plan that allows organizations to convert to LEDs with no up-front costs; payments are based on a portion of their electrical savings.

CONTACT: Paul Mallory Regional Vice President Energy Saving Solutions 2601 N.E. Kendallwood Pkwy, Suite 101 Kansas City, MO 64119 888-620-8133 Ext. 7556 pmallory@energysavingindustry.com www.EnergySavingIndustry.com

CONTACT: Keith Hughes, CEBS, CGFM Executive Secretary LAGERS 701 West Main Street P.O. Box 1665 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Office: 800-447-4334 or 573-636-9455 khughes@molagers.org

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