Building Energy Exchange and sponsor Mecho present Daylight Hour, a social media campaign aimed at reducing energy use, improving working environments, and saving money. The #DaylightHour pledge is simple: turn off non-essential lighting for one hour on the Friday nearest the summer solstice, June 21, 2019, and post about participation to social media.
2,300 offices covering over 370 million square feet of office space have participated since its 2014 launch, saving enough energy to power more than 34,000 homes for a day. 17 cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, registered their municipal buildings. Participating organizations included WeWork, Vornado Realty Trust, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the New York Public Library.
Participants are encouraged to utilize resources on the Daylight Hour website, including the energy savings calculator, marketing and engagement materials, Daylight Hour best practices, and case studies from past participants.
Daylight Hour will be on June 21, 2019 from noon until 1pm local time. Register here and post your participation to social media to be included in the official count.