SOLON, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies announced that as of September 29, 2014, its tubular LED (TLED) lighting products are now listed on the US General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules. This listing makes Energy Focus LED products readily accessible to GSA's procurement channels for all buildings and agencies throughout the United States. The GSA owns and leases over 375 million square feet of space in 9,600 buildings in more than 2,200 communities nationwide.
The GSA assists with procurement for U.S. government agencies and partners. As part of this effort, it maintains the GSA Schedules—composed of pre-negotiated contracts with qualified suppliers—from which other agencies can view and purchase approved products and services with assurances that the suppliers have passed stringent contracting standards based on past, proven performances.
"Our successful listing on the GSA Schedules is just another milestone on our path to serving the federal government in their mission to improve sustainability standards throughout federal properties, with our industry leading TLED lamps," said Eric Hilliard, President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Focus.
Currently fluorescent lighting, which uses an excessive amount of energy, accounts for an overwhelming majority of all lighting fixtures installed in government facilities. Lighting accounts for a quarter of the total energy usage in government buildings. Energy Focus high-efficiency LED tubes can reduce energy consumption from fluorescent tubes by over 50%. In doing so, the federal government could reduce 10% of its building energy usage and carbon footprint by switching to Energy Focus TLEDs today, with payback in just a few short years. Few other energy efficiency technologies can provide such dramatic energy savings, as well as appealing investment returns.
"Our growth plan is to focus on expanding into and leading the vertical markets where our products can have an immediate and irresistible economic impact and advantage," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our partnership with the U.S. Navy, where we have received overwhelmingly positive testimonials from both the fleet and the key decision makers in the defense department, lends invaluable credibility for us to effectively address and compete in the federal government market. With our listing on the GSA Schedules, we can now work with the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) as well as a broad range of federal agencies to address the government's burning need to achieve ever more pressing sustainability goals, through LED lighting retrofit for the federal buildings."
For more information on Energy Focus lighting solutions, please visit www.EnergyFocusInc.com.
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About Energy Focus, Inc.
Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products, turnkey energy efficient lighting solutions and a developer of energy efficient lighting technology. Our solutions provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government continues to enable us to provide energy efficient LED lighting products to the U.S. Navy and the Military Sealift Command fleets.
Customers include national, state and local U.S. government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies and many others commercial and industrial clients. Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH, with an additional office in the United Kingdom. For more information, see our web site at www.energyfocusinc.com.
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