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USGBC National Capital Region Celebrates Lutron as a 2020 Community Leadership Award Winner

Lutron receives 2020 Community Leadership Award for Excellence in Government, Advocacy or Policy - Corporate; company is recognized for its long history in advocating for the adoption of energy saving codes, programs, and policies

Coopersburg, PA (September 24, 2020) – The United States Green Building Council – National Capitol Region (USGBC – NCR) recognized Lutron Electronics with a Leadership Award for Excellence in Government, Advocacy, or Policy at a recent virtual celebration. LEED Fellow Avneet Gujral presented the award on behalf of the USGBC – NCR during the annual “A Midsummer Night’s Green” celebration. The event was attended by more than 200 green building professionals from the Washington D.C. region.

According to the USGBC, winners of this award are companies that work to bring about meaningful change in the USGBC - NCR. Lutron was a corporate standout in terms of advocacy that targets local and national sustainability initiatives, better building codes, and other areas of innovation in building policy. Lutron’s Vice-President of Government and Industry Relations, Pekka Hakkarainen, accepted the award on Lutron’s behalf during the virtual event.

Of the global lighting and shading control leader, the USGBC said in a statement, “Lutron Electronics has a long history of advocating for the adoption of energy saving codes, programs and policies. The company frequently works toward educating local, state and federal decision-makers on the importance of sustainability, energy conservation and human-centric lighting in buildings and spaces. Lutron staff serve on a range of boards and committees across industry associations and serve as subject matter experts for GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute).”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the USGBC for doing what’s right for our customers and the industry,” said Hakkarainen. “Lutron will continue to be an advocate, educator, innovator and change agent in the areas of energy conservation, sustainability, and human centric lighting strategies.”

About Lutron Electronics (
From dimmers for the home, to smart lighting management systems for entire buildings, Lutron Electronics offers more than 15,000 products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.