This award recognizes Carmanah success in addressing global environmental challenges with its energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products such as illuminated signs, pedestrian beacons, marine and aviation lights, and solar-powered illuminated bus stops.
Victoria, BC, Canada - September 21, 2005 - Carmanah Technologies Corporation is proud to announce its receipt of the Global 100 Eco-Tech Award, a high-profile international environmental honour, at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan.
Carmanah's David Davies travelled to Nagoya City to accept the award in person at the ceremony on September 1, 2005.
"This award recognizes Carmanah success in addressing global environmental challenges with its energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products such as illuminated signs, pedestrian beacons, marine and aviation lights, and solar-powered illuminated bus stops," said Carmanah's CEO Art Aylesworth
Globally, lighting accounts for up to one-third of electricity consumption and 2.9 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. With over 250,000 energy-saving LED lighting products installed in 110 countries, Carmanah Technologies is helping to significantly reduce lighting's environmental footprint.
Carmanah will use the cash prize of one million yen (C$10,700) to initiate a scholarship at the University of Victoria.
The world exposition, the first of the 21st century, is being held until September 25 in Aichi, Japan. The event's theme is 'Nature's Wisdom', focusing on the environment and sustainable technology.
The Global 100 Eco-Tech Awards, sponsored by the Japan Association for the
2005 World Exposition is one of two official awards at Expo 2005. The awards recognize 100 technologies from 24 countries that "contribute significantly to the resolution of global environmental issues and to the creation of a sustainable future for humankind and the Earth."
A 13-member committee of experts selected the winners from more than 280 submissions proposed by governments and international organizations. Five Canadian companies were chosen for nomination by the GLOBE Foundation of Canada, and Carmanah was one of just two Canadian winners.
Overseeing the awards ceremony was Expo 2005 Chairman Shoichiro Toyoda, the honorary chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation.
For more information visit http://www.nni.nikkei.co.jp/FR/global100/
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy efficient technologies that fundamentally change the way its customers operate. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED illuminated signage.
Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of energy-efficient products.
The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com