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Lightswitch Architectural Observes “Earth Hour”

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• Created: March 24, 2009

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CHICAGO — Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm, participated in Earth Hour on March 28 and encouraged clients, colleagues, associates and friends to do the same. What began in 2007 in Australia with over 2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour has turned into a global sustainability movement with up to 100 million people across 35 countries participating. This year, Earthhour.org reports at least 2,140 cities, towns and municipalities in 82 countries are committed, with more joining the movement every day.

“Energy conservation is paramount these days,” said Lightswitch Architectural’s principal, Avraham Mor. “Every design we create takes into consideration cost and energy savings. Earth Hour is an important way to remind ourselves of how crucial light is in our society and appreciate what life would be like without certain resources.

“Balancing energy and efficiencies with desired effect and cost savings requires experience and a high level of design creativity,” Mor added. “That’s why taking a step back to appreciate the earth and it’s natural resources along with what we create, helps put them all in perspective.”

Around the globe, landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square stood in darkness, as did the exterior lighting for most of the casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.

For more information, please visit www.lightswitch.net.

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