Daylight Hour 2016

June 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone

Daylight Hour
A Single Hour When We Ask You To TURN IT OFF
Friday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Energy Capital of the World will continue its sustained commitment to becoming the Energy Conservation Capital by turning off non-essential lights Friday, June 17, 11AM-12PM.

Daylight Hour 2016

Daylight is an incredibly valuable but incredibly underused resource. If utilized to its full potential, it can help to cut energy use, electricity costs, and environmental footprint for people everywhere from municipal facilities to schools to high-powered businesses. To raise awareness about the benefits of harnessing daylight, the City of Houston encourages you to  turn the lights out in honor of #DaylightHour.

What to do: Turn off lights in day-lit spaces and share your involvement on social media using #DaylightHour
When: 11 AM – 12 PM CST on June 17th
Who: Anyone with a light switch can participate
Why: The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of natural light and how it can help reduce energy usage in the workplace.
How: By turning off the lights during a peak hour for both sunlight and power demand, workplaces across the city — and the country — can reduce their energy usage, cut electricity costs, demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices, and help people learn about the importance of daylight and environmentally-friendly indoor lighting.

To get started:

  • Sign Up for Daylight Hour
  • Remember that each office must register individually!
  • Designate a Daylight Hour ambassador for each floor or building to educate on the importance of daylight.
  • Download and share #DaylightHour information and accessories
  • Identify all the day-lit spaces in your work area that could function using only natural light.
  • Post images using social media tags #DaylightHour and #TurnItOff to spread the word about your participation and encourage friends, family, and other organizations to participate.
  • Connect with the City of Houston via Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop.