Light Speed Ahead

As Piedmont Office Realty Trust remodeled NASA headquarters for LEED® Silver certification, the DCSEU made it easier to upgrade to LED lighting and meet energy savings goals.

The great thing about these LEDs is that we dim them to 30% below maximum capacity and you can’t tell, they are so bright.

Charlie Boswell, Senior Property Manager, Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, the owner of the building in which NASA is headquartered, set a goal to reduce energy usage by 5% annually. To do this, they needed to make smart, impactful spending choices. DCSEU staff provided technical assistance, helping Piedmont choose energy-efficient LEDs that will last up to 25 years. The new lighting reduces maintenance costs, improves staff  comfort, modernizes the building's appearance, and cuts electricity use by more than 50%.