Reducing Emissions

Emphasize and plan a quality pedestrian campus environment; encourage use of bicycling and public transportation for commuting, and provide safe, efficient local transportation services

Green Fund Projects

Zellerbach Theater LED Spotlight Installation

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

  • The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will install a new mobile, digital, LED-based system of intelligent follow spotlights to replace its current 40-year-old, energy-intensive system. The project will reduce spotlight energy consumption by approximately 70 percent and provide a return on investment within one year.
  • The new spotlights were installed in Spring 2011. Initial feedback from the Annenberg Center has said that the new spotlights work extremely well and are easy to use. A payback schedule is currently being determined and a final report will outline the project’s implementation.
Project Leader: 
Madison Cario, Director of Operations, Annenberg Center
Project Sponsor: 
Michael Rose, Managing Director, Annenberg Center


Penn has won the EPA Green Power Purchasing Award every year since 2006.