2019 Sustainability Awards #ApproachingZero Event

In Business, News | February 5, 2019

Big Shine Energy accomplished its goal of saving 45 million kWh since launching its #ApproachingZero campaign in 2015. This marked an important milestone in the company’s efforts to reach zero carbon emissions. Big Shine gives great recognition to its customers for allowing this goal to be achievable and attained.

Appreciative of our U.S.-based customers who helped us come this far, we hosted the Sustainability Awards #ApproachingZero (SAAZ) 2019 event where local, national and international corporations came together with likeminded goals and missions to help cultivate a more sustainable environment through energy-efficient technology for our future generations. Every participant in SAAZ 2019—existing and future customers, special guests, and attendees—played a significant role in our #ApproachingZero campaign.
This year’s SAAZ event welcomed 100 participants, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to landmark local businesses. Ten top energy-savers were selected and awarded for their contribution to the campaign.

The event was packed with a full agenda. Big Shine Worldwide, Inc. Founder and CEO Daniel Lee opened the event with words of thanks and a special Big Shine corporate responsibility video.

“Today, we celebrate all of you for helping make an environmental difference and being great partners, as we tackle the world’s carbon emissions through energy-efficient, engineered LED lighting solutions,” said Mr. Lee.

Attendees had a chance to listen to Big Shine Chief Technology Officer and Big Shine Energy Executive Director as they touched on topics about LED technology and Big Shine Energy’s unique turnkey solution. Special guest speaker Jeremy Scott from Orange and Rockland spoke about the new 2019 incentives program and goals. Orange and Rockland, together with Big Shine Energy, even presented Grand Prize Auto with a Big Check for receiving a substantial amount of incentives from O&R by switching to Big Shine LED fixtures.

“And through their professionalism and their proposal, we went forward with the job,” said Tracy Mifsud, SAAZ awardee and Avis Budget Group Senior Procurement Manager. “They did beautiful work and we’re really pleased and we’re happy to be part of their mission in sustainability.”

The event was accompanied with a gourmet lunch and allotted time for networking. Each guest received complimentary gifts—top-energy savers received personalized awards and all others received engraved crystal keepsakes.

There were turnkey solution stations set up around the space; guests had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Big Shine CTO and other Big Shine representatives the Photometric and Incentive Departments. The event concluded with a raffle, where four lucky winners walked away with top-of-the-line iRobot Roombas and Array Solar Backpacks.

Big Shine brought together amazing companies and organizations to celebrate great accomplishments in helping the world through energy-efficient solutions. Everyone’s participation truly makes a difference and inspired us to set our new 2019 goal:

We hope to see you at next year’s SAAZ event. Thank you for being a hero!

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