In partnership with the World Green Building Council, Royal Philips Electronics, Eindhoven, Netherlands, is enabling the development of more green buildings with intelligent lighting that are environmentally responsible and cost-effective. Last month, World Green Building Week highlighted the key role of buildings in conserving natural resources, saving money and creating jobs while providing healthier places to live, work and play.

“The ‘green building agenda’ will give us the opportunity to tackle the global carbon issue, and the benefits go beyond vast reductions in energy consumption and associated budget cuts,” said Harry Verhaar, head of public affairs, Philips Lighting. “Our lighting solutions will continue to drive forward the tangible benefits for stakeholders that own or occupy buildings. Buildings using LED lighting will become more pleasant places to work, with improved productivity a key gain for public and corporate organizations. At the same time they will add value to these buildings, and the related renovation of buildings creates jobs in the construction sector, a most welcome benefit in current economic times.”

One example of a green building where Philips recently provided LED lighting is this Skanska office in Poland.