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PRSM Introduces Comprehensive Lighting Toolkit for Retail Facilities
Interactive Resource Features GE Lighting Products and Tools - Addresses Pending U.S. Regulations, Trends in Sustainability
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management today announced the launch of its first comprehensive, interactive Lighting Toolkit designed to address sustainability and energy consumption mandates driven by pending government regulation.
The Lighting Toolkit guides facility managers through the process of researching and investing in new lighting solutions. Step-by-step the guide shows how to evaluate lighting programs, including what to expect from each option, while providing other needed resources. For instance, users will find current information on federal and state legislation; environmental and technical reference data; TCLP test results; in addition to technical white papers. Moreover, since the U.S. federal government will begin enforcing new rules for commercial lighting installations next month – to help conserve the nation’s energy resources – the Lighting Toolkit will serve as a timely online destination for retail facilities nationwide.
“The Lighting Toolkit establishes PRSM Association as the go-to source for lighting information and sustainable lighting practices,” said Patricia Dameron, Executive Director of PRSM. “As new products, information, and practices are released in the marketplace, the Lighting Toolkit will guide facilities managers to make the best lighting choices for their projects.”
PRSM member, GE Lighting, which offers innovative light products and insights into the Retail Industry, is highlighted in the initial release of the Lighting Toolkit. As the sector changes throughout the year, new companies’ insights and content will be added.
“Since lighting is a key component of the retail space, the Lighting Toolkit will be an integral tool for the industry,” said John Murray, General Manager of Sales Development at GE Lighting. “We are very proud to be the premiere company featured in the Lighting Toolkit – especially when you consider the fact that this resource will empower businesses to save energy and money.”
The Lighting Toolkit is available at prsm.com, in the resources area, and is accessible to all association members. Other Resources provided in this section of the web site include industry best practices papers, along with books and articles on topics ranging from sustainability to plumbing to HVAC. For more details on the PRSM Resources program, please visit http://bit.ly/PRSM_Resources.
About the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM)
PRSM is the authority on retail and multi-site facilities management. For more than 16 years, PRSM has been the leading membership organization empowering retail facilities professionals by delivering industry best practices, education, forums and partnerships. PRSM has an actively engaged community of multi-site retailers and reputable vendor partners who value business relationships, lifelong learning, industry credibility and recognition. Members depend on PRSM to help them achieve success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources. Visit prsm.com for more information.