Daylight Hour 2019

‘Daylight Hour’ engages millions globally on energy conservation and health in the office.

Building Energy Exchange announces Daylight Hour 2019, a social media campaign aimed at reducing energy use, improving working environments, and saving money by encouraging day-lit offices of all sizes to turn off nonessential lighting from noon to 1pm local time.

2,300 offices covering over 370 million square feet of office space have participated since its 2014 launch, saving enough energy to power more than 34,000 homes for a day. 17 cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, registered their municipal buildings. Participating organizations included WeWork, Vornado Realty Trust, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the New York Public Library.

The Building Energy Exchange, a NYC-based non-profit energy efficiency resource center providing education to the real estate community, is encouraging offices all over the world to register for Daylight Hour. Daylight Hour takes place on Friday, June 21, on the summer solstice, when offices across the world showcase their environmental commitment by turning off nonessential lights in daylit spaces from noon to 1pm local time and posting photos and other content to social media using the hashtag #DaylightHour

Join the Building Energy Exchange on June 21, 2019 by turning off the lights for one hour from noon to 1pm.

Visit daylighthour.org to be included in the official count.

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