Rock the Bulb

Join PSE's Rock the Bulb Campaign at local Lowe's and Ace Locations

Join PSE's Rock the Bulb Campaign at local Lowe's and Ace Locations

Since early 2007, Puget Sound Energy has been a great client for Magellan – we are just completing construction on the 30,000 s.f. Factoria Service Center, and are in the Design Development Phase for the Georgetown Operating Base scheduled to be completed in 2011. PSE has made a great commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in their facilities in an effort to “walk the talk” as one of our region’s prominent utility providers. We are seeking LEED Gold certification under v2.2 for the Factoria project and will also be seeking certification under v3 at Georgetown.

Many of you have likely already heard radio ads on their latest sustainability campaign – Rock the Bulb. This public awareness campaign targets PSE residential electricity customers, encouraging a switch to Compact Fluorescent Lights and Fixtures (CFLs). If you visit any of the Lowe’s and Ace Hardware locations on their “unplugged” tour, you can swap out as many as 10 incandescent bulbs for totally FREE CFLs.

There are also points to be won for October 2009 energy reductions to win even bigger prizes.

PSE has provided information on their website to help in choosing CFLs, where to recycle, and how to replace fixtures if necessary. Its good to note that CFLs come in a variety of standard shapes and sizes: its not just the spiral bulbs anymore!

For any anxiety over quality/color of light related to CFLs, see the link here for the Environmental Defense Funds explanation of light temperature so you can replicate the incandecent quality with the energy savings and longevity of a CFL.

Photo: Dan Schlatter Puget Sound Business Journal

Photo: Dan Schlatter Puget Sound Business Journal

Kudos to PSE for taking the community lead on this simple energy efficiency effort! More coverage here at Puget Sound Business Journal.

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