May 6, 2016

Turn Off Your Lights, June 17, for One Hour 

Eneref Institute, in collaboration with Building Energy Exchange, to Encourage “DaylightHour” campaign.

Philadelphia – May 10, 2016 – Eneref Institute along with Building Energy Exchange, lead the charge for #DaylightHour, an annual campaign to promote the use of daylight in lieu of electric lighting in office spaces!


On June 17, 2016, offices all over the world will turn off their lights in day-lit spaces for one hour and post to social media about their involvement. Last year, 300 offices in more than a dozen countries participated, demonstrating that daylight can light our workspaces, save money, and reduce our environmental impact.

The Daylight Hour, a campaign originated by Building Energy Exchange, is a great way to engage your community and demonstrate your environmental commitment. DaylightHour is designed to build awareness about the benefits of natural interior daylight. Join Eneref Institute and others and take the first step toward reducing your environmental impact.

Participation is easy – it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up, and all you have to do is turn off the lights in your day-lit spaces from Noon to 1pm on June 17. The Daylight Hour provides templates for internal and external communication, as well as social media tools – so make sure to showcase your involvement on your social media channels. The Daylight Hour heavily promotes participants and gives awards in both technical and creative categories.

Sign up HERE to add your support, by just turning off your lights for an hour.