Parking lots and structures are significant consumers of electricity, and nationally use approximately 50 billion kilowatts per year. The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign, launched last Fall by BOMA International, the Green Parking Council and the International Facility Management Association, encourages commercial building owners and managers and parking garage/lot owners and managers to take advantage of the proven opportunity to save energy and money by using high efficiency lighting technology in parking lots and structures. LEEP's goal is to have 100 million square feet of parking structure or lot space use roughly 1/3 less energy than Std. 90.1-2010 by November 2013.

Webinar length: 1 hour

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
February 28, 2013
Seminar Objectives
  • An overview of progress to date towards LEEP's goal.
  • Successes and lessons learned by innovative parking garage/lot owners in implementing high efficiency lighting.
  • How to get involved in the LEEP Campaign.
LEEP into Lighting: Join the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign

Paul Wessel is the Executive Director of the Green Parking Council, a national 501(c)(3) organization developing and dispersing green parking practices through certification and credentialing programs, open-sourced standards, professional leadership and educational development and training. GPC works at the intersection of parking, green building, clean technology, renewable energy, smart grid infrastructure, urban planning and sustainable mobility. Wessel previously served as the Director of Traffic and Parking for the City of New Haven as well as a board member of the New Haven Parking Authority and the Greater New Haven Transit District. Under his leadership, the City introduced new electric vehicle shuttle buses, upgraded parking enforcement and meter technology and dramatically increased parking revenue. He currently sits on the board of the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition. Wessel has extensive experience in legislative and community advocacy, foundation and non-profit engagement in community development and municipal economic development. He holds a M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from New School University and a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University.


Chris Magee joined the CDSN Board of Supervisors as the appointed incorporated cities representative in 2009. He is the Director of Sustainable Facility Development at MGM Resorts International. He conducts technology review and manages the selection, procurement, and implementation of MGM Resorts conservation projects pertaining to natural gas, electricity, water and renewable energy applications. Chris is also responsible for the Clark County Department of Air Quality and EPA permitting as it relates to major and minor source air permits for all Las Vegas properties of the company. In addition, Chris has helped develop comprehensive sustainability plans for property operations and manages an employee environmental awareness education campaign.

Chris has worked for MGM Resorts for 19 years. Prior to his current position he was a crew leader in the engineering department of the Bellagio Casino Hotel. He has also held multiple engineering positions at The Mirage Casino Hotel. Chris is recognized for his expertise on energy issues and is an Ashrae associate & voting member of the 62.1 full committee and subcommittee - Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.


Dave Mounce has been operating, managing, and trouble-shooting commercial buildings for Hines for 30 years. He is responsible for Leadership and engineering support for approximately 20 million square feet and direct oversight of the engineering management and operations of 2.4 million square feet at JPMorgan Chase Tower and Center in Houston Texas.


Ralph joined Wal-Mart Store Inc in 1984 as the first Energy Engineer in the Design and Construction Division. For the last several years he has worked in Architecture/Construction Standards with an emphasis of Energy Efficient Lighting, Daylighting, and Electrical Distribution. His main focus since 2005 has been in the Building and Energy Sustainable Value Network, one of several Sustainable Value Networks at Wal-Mart, with the goal of developing a more energy efficiency Walmart prototype and applying energy retrofit strategies in existing stores. A major part of that goal was reviewing, analyzing and implementing emerging energy efficient or sustainable technologies into the building design. Most recently his main focus has been developing specifications for utilizing LED lighting in interior and exterior applications at Walmart. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Ralph worked as a Consulting Engineer and with the Army Corp of Engineers in the military construction area. Ralph holds a BS in Electrical Engineering for University of Texas at Arlington, is Registered Professional Engineer, IESNA Member and Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.


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