George Mason University
In addition to offering more uniform, targeted illumination, Cree’s LED lighting solution provides George Mason University with a highly-efficient exterior lighting system that works toward its long-term sustainability goals.
George Mason University is rapidly evolving from its roots as a Northern Virginia regional college into a nationally recognized leader, now globally ranked among the top 200 world universities. The university’s development has been marked by rapid growth and innovative planning that includes the revolutionary concept of the “distributed” university with multiple campuses.
In 2007, George Mason University’s President Alan Merten signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Since then, the University developed and began implementing an organizational and decision-making structure for sustainability: the Executive Steering Committee for Sustainability, the Sustainability Council and Sustainability Working Groups. Each of these groups has a different purpose and goals, but together ensure the vertical and horizontal integration of sustainability activities with the entire campus community.
In addition to the ACUPCC, George Mason University actively pursues creative methods to reduce energy use, requiring all agencies of the Commonwealth to monitor, report and reduce energy costs and consumption for all state-owned facilities through a comprehensive energy plan.