Chinese Delegation visits LDL

Release Date: 
July 20, 2017 - 12:45


SEATTLE – Deputy Director-General, Mr. Shancheng Wang, from the Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), along with other key energy and conservation leaders from China visited Lighting Design Lab (LDL) today as part of a three-week study tour across the United States.

The delegation’s visit included a presentation and an interactive tour of Lighting Design Lab, where the group learned about Seattle City Light’s successes in reducing the city’s carbon footprint through well managed resources and energy-efficiency programs, including the important role that lighting and lighting technologies plays in decreasing energy use in commercial buildings and streetlight applications.  

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“What a great opportunity to support our colleagues at the Department of Energy and their agreement with China. An exchange like this is an important step for energy leaders from both countries to learn from each other, especially as the future of energy management continues to rapidly change. On behalf of City Light and Lighting Design Lab, it was a pleasure to host Mr. Shancheng and his team,” said Michael Jones, Power Supply and Strategic Planning Officer for Seattle City Light.

China’s NDRC and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established a 10-year cooperation framework that enables the exchange of information and ideas between the two countries to help promote innovative solutions to the energy and environment problems both countries face.  Untitled-2.png






Lighting Design Lab
Lighting Design Lab is a commercial-industrial lighting validation and education facility funded by Seattle City Light with support from major northwest electric utilities and energy conservation partners. For over 28 years, the Lab has provided consultation and learning services to the commercial building management, engineering, utility, design, and architectural communities. Lighting Design Lab’s mission is to build business value for its customers by ensuring they have the education and technical data they need to make informed decisions about the adoption of energy-efficient lighting technologies and practices.

Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.


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