SOURCE: West Coast Green

August 29, 2007 18:35 ET

West Coast Green to Distribute 2,000 Free CF Light Bulbs in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - The West Coast Green Residential Building Conference & Expo announced today that it has partnered with lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA to distribute two thousand free compact fluorescent light bulbs during its popular "Homeowner Day" (September 22nd) at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco.

At last year's West Coast Green Conference, 2,000 participants pledged to replace an incandescent light bulb in their home with a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL). Each pledge then left the event with a complimentary CFL in tow, enabling the reduction of over 1.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions in the Bay Area.

The light bulbs, donated by SYLVANIA as part of the Energy Star Change a Light program, use 1/4 the energy of a standard incandescent light bulb. Each recipient is limited to one bulb and is asked to pledge that they will replace an incandescent bulb with their new compact fluorescent bulb.

"Switching to these bulbs in the home saves energy and reduces air pollution from power plants. And homeowners will see lower electric bills, since CFLs use 1/4 of the energy of a standard incandescent bulb," said Jennifer Dolin, Environmental Marketing Manager, for SYLVANIA.

"What we love about the ENERGY STAR program is that is both impacting and simple," said Christi Graham, Executive Producer for West Coast Green. "Participation in the program requires very little effort. If every Bay Area resident changed just one light bulb in their home, together we would save over 846 million kilowatt hours of electricity and 1.3 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. That's the equivalent of removing over 20,000 cars from the road."

WHAT:      West Coast Green: Residential Building Conference and Expo
WHERE:     Bill Graham Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
WHEN:      Homeowner Day, Saturday, September 22, 2007
REGISTER:  (800) 724-4880 or by visiting www.westcoastgreen.com

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