The lighting retrofits Cree Inc., Durham, N.C., is performing on U.S. embassies in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon as part of a program spearheaded by the Alliance to Save Energy and the League of Green Embassies are expected to slash energy consumption from 45 percent to 76 percent compared to the existing lighting systems. Older, energy-wasting lighting is being replaced with energy-efficient LED lighting in security lighting, indoor lighting, area lighting, walkway lighting and parking lot and roadway lighting.

“The goal of the League of Green Embassies is to make each participating embassy as energy efficient as possible and to use these embassies as platforms for showcasing U.S. energy innovation technologies and products,” said Bruce Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland. “We want to encourage companies to create and showcase for a global market the latest technologies that reduce energy waste and lower costs.”