Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, ‘go green’ for Earth Hour 2019 and commit to 60 minutes of complete darkness…
On Saturday 30th March 2019, Gira headquarters in Radevormwald, Germany turned out its lights. From 8:30 to 9:30pm, Gira switched off its entire lighting system within the new Production, Development & Logistics center for one hour in a bid to help save the planet and participate in this year’s Earth Day.
Not stopping there, Gira also switched off the four illuminated logos which adorn the facade of its high-bay warehouse to completely immerse itself in complete darkness for 60 minutes.
For the first time, Gira played a part in ‘Earth Hour’: a global community action which is organized by the international nature and environmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Since 2007, participants around the world come together and power down lighting in the workplace for the purpose of ‘Earth Hour’.
According to the WWF, the campaign should “motivate as many people around the globe as possible to live and act more environmentally friendly – far beyond the 60 minutes.”
In 2018, results show that over 180 countries took part in Western Europe, made-up of the general public, entire communities, businesses and institutions.
Last year saw Germany positively step up and support Earth Day with Cologne Cathedral, Hamburg City Hall, an entire skyline of high-rise buildings in downtown Frankfurt and the Town Hall in both Remscheid and Wuppertal-Barmen, all becoming dark for an hour.
It is therefore no surprise that ‘Earth Hour’ is now considered one of the world’s largest community actions for environmental and climate protection. What are you doing to help?
- Earth Hour 2019 – 30th March 2019
- Earth Day 2019 – 22nd April 2019
Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG (www.gira.com) has its headquarters in Radevormwald and is one of the leading full-service providers of intelligent system solutions for electronic and interconnected digital building management. With its numerous developments, the family company has been shaping and influencing the world of electrical installations and building management since it was founded in the summer of 1905. Gira has been a key driving force behind the forward-looking development of intelligently networked “Smart Building Systems” and the digitalisation of buildings from the very beginning with its many developments, including the Gira HomeServer. Products and solutions from Gira are characterised by German engineering, “Made in Germany” quality, sustainable manufacturing processes and operations that have as little impact on the environment and on resources as possible, for perfection in form and functionality – but above all by the fact that they make people’s lives easier, more comfortable and more secure. That is why switches and control, communication and security systems from Gira can be found in around 40 countries across the globe, including in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, in the “Messner Mountain Museum: Corones” in the South Tyrol and in the Banyan Tree Hotel in Shanghai. Thanks to its extensive expertise in the field of plastics technology, Gira also manufactures complex system products out of plastic for the medical technology sector. The Gira Group includes the subsidiary Stettler Kunststofftechnik in Untersteinach near Bamberg, as well as its stake in Insta Elektro in Lüdenscheid, the software company ISE in Oldenburg and the start-up company Senic in Berlin. Together, around 1,700 members of staff generate an annual turnover of more than 330 million euro.
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