Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Hubbell Lighting has been named a “Champion for Public Education” by the South Carolina School Boards Association. The award is presented to community residents, organizations or businesses whose support and contributions have significantly benefited public schools.
The Greenville County School Board of Trustees nominated Hubbell Lighting because of its invaluable contribution of time and resources.
Hubbell designed and installed an energy efficient lighting scheme during the construction of Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School. Hubbell LED lighting saved the school district $300,000 during the initial purchase. Ongoing energy savings are approximately 50% compared to conventional lighting systems.
Hubbell employees also regularly volunteer. Hubbell participated in the school’s career fair. Students meet with Hubbell mentors four times during the year to work on a lighting project.
The award was presented Tuesday, August 25 to Paul Ross, the Regional Vice President of Hubbell by Scott Price, the Executive Director of the SCSBA.