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Green Roof Features the Latest in Lighting Technology

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006---The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has selected Outdoor Illumination, Inc. to design the outdoor lighting for its green roof in downtown Washington, D.C.

“Outdoor Illumination was selected to help create an enjoyable environment for nighttime use of our green roof. As an ASLA member and a leader in the landscape lighting field, Outdoor Illumination has been generous in sharing their experience and technical expertise with our design and construction team,” said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA.

"We were thrilled to have played a role in the green roof at ASLA. Our design was intended to create an 'outdoor room' at night, employing indirect lighting via efficient halogen lamps. Aimed at creating comfort and safety for associates and guests, the perimeters were to be defined and the initial walk out was gently illuminated,” said Mark Oxley, president of Outdoor Illumination, Inc.

The ASLA green roof demonstrates the environmental and aesthetic value of green roofs; encouraging more widespread use of green roofs locally and nationally; and showcasing the value landscape architects bring to this type of project. The project was officially dedicated on April 22, 2006 and is open for public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 202-898-2444.

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at

About Outdoor Illumination
As we approach our tenth season in business, Outdoor Illumination has served the aesthetic landscape lighting needs for over 2,000 distinctive properties, both residential and commercial, throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia. We work closely with hundreds of design professionals, including over 100 ASLA members.

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