SOURCE: McKenzie Bay International

McKenzie Bay International

February 13, 2015 07:00 ET

CGE Energy Achieves 72% Lighting Energy Savings for Advanced Technology Academy With Cree LED Lighting

BRIGHTON, MI--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2015) - CGE Energy (CGE, currently trading as (OTC PINK: MKBY)) recently completed a Cree® LED lighting project at Advanced Technology Academy (ATA), a Michigan public charter school. This Cree LED Lighting® upgrade is on track to save ATA over $255,000 in energy and maintenance costs over the next 10 years -- a 72% reduction in lighting energy consumption.

"Advanced Technology Academy strives to be on the leading edge of technology while serving as an example of environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility," said Robert Wittmann, CFO of ATA. "With the school saving on our energy and maintenance costs, it allows our administrators to invest in other academic priorities."

By saving in monthly operating costs, ATA's energy project supports their project-based curriculum centered on the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies initiative that encourages and prepares students for success in college and professional careers in fields such as business, engineering, health care and technology.

"Providing energy solutions for educational institutions is at the core of what we do, and Advanced Tech and their emphasis on engineering and technology education is no exception," said Bryan Zaplitny, President/CEO of CGE. "The solution for ATA was installing the world-leading products like Cree® LED lighting and then supporting the ongoing maintenance of the entire lighting system through our RAMP lighting maintenance program."

According to CGE, the company upgraded ATA's outdated T12 interior fixtures to energy efficient T8 lamps. In the parking lot, all of ATA's light poles and were upgraded to industry-leading Cree Edge High Output luminaires.

Before and after pictures and a case study of Advanced Technology Academy's energy project is available on CGE's website,

About CGE Energy
CGE Energy is a renewable energy and energy efficiency company headquartered in Brighton, Michigan. For more than 20 years, the company has provided energy solutions and is now offering Power Purchase Agreements. Today the company serves customers in the U.S. and abroad, using energy efficient technologies that include Cree® LED lighting, their patented WIND•e20® wind turbine and SolarWorld solar generation. As of their January 31st merger with McKenzie Bay International, CGE Energy is now a publicly traded company. CGE will trade under the ticker symbol (OTC PINK: MKBY) until FINRA approval.

About Advanced Technology Academy
The Advanced Technology Academy (ATA), is a Michigan public charter school district located in Dearborn, Michigan that offers a rigorous Pre K-12 educational program. ATA is an NCA accredited Academy that has met Michigan's standard of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). ATA centered its curriculum on the Michigan Department of Education requirements and the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, a program based upon project-based learning modules.

About Cree
Cree, Inc. is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. Cree® and Cree LED Lighting® are registered trademarks, and Cree Edge is a trademark of Cree, Inc.

Certain statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements and do not guarantee future performance. Actual results or developments may differ materially from the projections in the forward-looking statements.

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