2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Headquarters Incorporates Energy and Maintenance-Saving GE LED Fixtures

LED Technology

East Cleveland, May X, 2013 – The modular headquarters of the Organising Committee  for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games  is the first commercial building in Brazil to adopt GE Lighting's Lumination™ ET Series Recessed LED Troffer, an ultra-thin fixture as thin as the width of a finger that brings modern styling to traditionally uninspired commercial ceiling spaces.

Location:

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Date: 2014

Efficient Technologies

LED technology is part of a range of energy-efficient and lower-environmental-impact solutions provided by GE to for the Rio 2016™ headquarters. The company also is responsible for state-of-the-art technologies used in energy security and electrical distribution. The building also uses 25 Uninterruptible Power Supply units supplied by GE Digital Energy, which continue the energy supply for 10 minutes in the event of a failure while the generators are turned on, preventing the interruption of work. Electrical distribution components also have been installed in the building, including circuit breakers, relays, plugs and other equipment from GE Industrial Solutions.

Both the LED Lumination™ Luminaires and the UPSs are part of GE's ecomagination initiative, which helps customers improve operational efficiencies while allowing a significant improvement in their environmental impact.

GE has been an official sponsor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2006. Its commitment to contributing to the quality of the Games led the company to announce, in August 2011, the extension of its sponsorship agreement until the 2020 Games. Since the beginning of this partnership, GE has done more than $1 billion in Olympic-related business.


About GE and the Olympic Games  

GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues including power, lighting, water treatment, and transportation. GE also supplies local hospitals with diagnostic imaging equipment and IT solutions in the healthcare area, such as ultrasound and MRI equipment and electronic medical record technology to help doctors treat athletes.  For more information, visit www.ge.com/olympicgames.


About GE and the Olympic Games  
GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues including power, lighting, water treatment, and transportation. GE also supplies local hospitals with diagnostic imaging equipment and IT solutions in the healthcare area, such as ultrasound and MRI equipment and electronic medical record technology to help doctors treat athletes.  For more information, visit www.ge.com/olympicgames.

About GE Lighting
Based on its founder's vigor, Thomas Edison, GE Lighting invents and develops energetically efficient and more sustainable solutions which change how people light their world in commercial, industrial, public and residential sectors. It is a division of GE, company which works in things that matter; the lighting business employs over 17 thousand people in more than 100 countries. It trades products under the consumer-destined trademark Energy Smart, as well as its commercial brands registered Evolve, GTx, Immersion, Infusion, Lumination and Tetra. For more information, visit our page: www.gelighting.com/LightingWeb/la/north/

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