University parking lot upgrade to feature energy efficient LED technology

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As a part of its commitment to energy efficient technology, the University upgraded the lights in Parking Lot E-15 to energy efficient, motion-activated light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, after receiving $50,000 in funding from the Student Sustainability Committee.

The parking lot on the corner of Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue is one of the first test locations in the state to feature adaptive lighting and the first in Champaign-Urbana to use this technology.

“We first heard about this technology at a conference with the Big Ten & Friends Environmental Stewardship Group,” said Morgan Johnston, associate director of sustainability for Facilities and Services. “The Student Sustainability Committee had one of their representatives with us, and they had indicated that they would be interested in it.”