Cree, Inc., Durham, N.C., announced that Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Ariz., has joined its Cree LED University program, an international community of universities working to accelerate the adoption of LEDs across their campuses. ASU has equipped six parking structures with more than 2,000 LED fixtures and has replaced 6-inch incandescent downlights in the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law rotunda with LED downlights.

“LED lighting is another proof point for our ongoing green efforts,” said Bonny Bentzin, director of sustainable business practices at ASU. “Installing LED fixtures on campus provides an energy-efficient means to achieve higher quality of light, as well as offering financial benefits due to the associated energy and maintenance savings.”

A university of approximately 80,000 students, faculty and staff, ASU has won a number of green awards, including being named one of the nation's “greenest” universities by The Princeton Review in its Green Rating Honor Roll, an annual rating of environmentally friendly institutions.