sustainability and peerless

At Peerless, Less is More…Sustainable

Peerless® is a leading advocate for environmental conservation within the lighting industry. Our philosophy is less is more: less energy consumption, less waste of lamp and fixture materials and reduced ecological footprint.

Peerless has always designed lighting fixtures that use high efficiency fluorescent lamps, and, in fact, we pioneered the concept of a healthier, more energy efficient approach to lighting offices and educational environments with indirect lighting.

We introduced HOT-5™ technology to North America, developing luminaires that make ultimate use of advanced T5 high-output lamping, dimming ballasts and controls to further reduce energy consumption.

We’ve conducted research into the effects of lamp operating temperatures on performance, allowing us to further increase efficiency by ensuring that all our luminaires are thermally optimized. We also have designed HOT-5+ products to achieve the lamp manufacturers’ peak output rating of 5000 lumens, reducing energy and materials usage, including lamp maintenance and disposal costs.

Like all Acuity Brands companies, Peerless is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and complies with all existing environmental regulations. We recycle 100% of our scrap raw material and insist that our suppliers have strict recycling policies.

Whether you’re designing to local code, ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 or to meet requirements for LEED certification, choosing Peerless® fixtures will help you achieve your energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

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