GB Energie LED, a minority women-owned business, reported that M.C. Dean Inc. has awarded the company a high profile Baltimore Area lighting project. GB Energie will supply the high-quality, energy efficient LED lighting from Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.(RVLT) for illuminating the new Johns Hopkins University Laboratory building.
In an effort to commercialize its research, Johns Hopkins University is currently constructing the new 170,000-square-foot facility to become an innovation hub for growing life science companies. The university began construction of the building at 1812 Ashland Avenue in November 2014, and the construction is scheduled for completion by July 2016. The first phase of the three-year, multimillion-dollar lighting project is expected to commence in the next few weeks.
Dr. Gloria B. Herndon, president and CEO of GB Energie LED said, “The Johns Hopkins lab building further advances our mission to be part of sustainable energy solutions that not only contribute to the health of our environment, but also reduce energy costs and deliver a rapid return on investment. I congratulate the project developer, Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership, on its decision to upgrade to LED lighting.”
“This project illustrates how municipalities and universities are increasingly integrating energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting into new construction in order to reduce emissions, energy and maintenance costs, while also providing an improved working and living environment. We see this as a long-term trend and expect continued growth in the municipal and higher education markets,” Charles Schafer, President and CFO of Revolution Lighting Technologies said.