In looking to reduce energy consumption, Green Builder® Media chose to employ renewable energy sources like solar power and a selection of lighting designs with low environmental impact from Lamps Plus.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 21, 2016
Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, announces a recent partnership with Green Builder® Media as a sponsor of the VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows. This collaborative undertaking will result in the completion of a self-sufficient, carbon neutral development that will eventually include other low-impact residencies, a corporate campus and a research center that hosts environmental testing, training and leadership summits, all nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
The VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows is a unique and groundbreaking off the grid project in a high-elevation setting, requiring modern innovation and strategic planning to ensure sustainability in the region’s extreme climate. In looking to reduce energy consumption, Green Builder® Media chose to employ renewable energy sources like solar power and a selection of lighting designs with low environmental impact from Lamps Plus. Offering over 8,000 energy-efficient or LED designs, the California-based lighting and home furnishings company has a deep commitment to advancing sustainability whenever possible.
“The VISION House at Mariposa Meadows is a unique project, and one that can lead to more sustainable home design and construction. We were intrigued to be part of this project because, when planned for correctly, lighting can be an extremely efficient way to go green,” said Dennis Swanson, Lamps Plus Inc., CEO and founder.
According to Green Builder® Media, if the project succeeds in such a challenging setting, the same principles can in turn be applied in a variety of settings across the country. And one of the ways Green Builder Media® will decrease energy expenditure at the VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows is through the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Unlike incandescent light bulbs which use a filament to produce light, LEDs use a small semiconductor chip similar to the chips that run modern smartphones, and the savings add up—using up to four-fifths less energy than a comparable incandescent bulb to produce the same light output.
Swanson notes of Lamps Plus, “the percentage of LED and energy-efficient products we offer is approaching 20% and growing every day.” The VISION House® at Mariposa Meadows will contain a curated selection of indoor and outdoor LED products like contemporary wall sconces, outdoor wall lights and desk lamps from the Possini Euro Design Lighting Collection.
Learn more about Green Builder® Media’s VISION House® Series by visiting their website, and see more energy-efficient LED designs at LampsPlus.com.
About Lamps Plus
Established in 1976, Lamps Plus is the nation’s largest lighting retailer, and 2016 marks the company’s 40th anniversary of providing customers a leading combination of selection, service and value. Lamps plus operates more than three dozen retail showrooms across the western United States and upholds a thriving online presence. In addition, Lamps Plus designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of exclusive and patented products, offering functional and decorative lighting fixtures, furniture, accessories and home décor. In 2014, LampsPlus.com was named a Top 10 Housewares/Home Furnishing e-tailer and a “Hot 100” world’s best retail site by Internet Retailer Magazine. The Lamps Plus family of websites also includes 55DowningStreet.com and LampsPlusOpenBox.com.
About The VISION House® Series
Green Builder Media’s VISION House® Series is comprised of demonstration homes built around the country that showcase the latest in green design, building techniques, and products. Each house utilizes site-specific solutions for key green building issues including energy use, water conservation, land use and orientation, waste management, indoor environment quality, and products and materials.