Carmanah Honoured at World Expo

Thursday, September 22, 2005

VICTORIA, September 19, 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.

For more information on the awards, click here.

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.