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AKASHA Amazes: GE and Janmar Help Chic California Restaurant Flaunt Unique Environmental Style

From the all-natural ingredients used in the food to the hemp fabric furniture and organic cotton uniforms worn by the staff, every detail of AKASHA was developed with sustainability principles in mind. Located in Culver City, Calif., the new five-star restaurant, bar and bakery features American style cuisine in a hip, creative and environmentally conscious atmosphere.

"It's extremely important that all of my suppliers for AKASHA share my values with regard to the environment," explains owner Akasha Richmond, a renowned chef and popular author. “I want my customers to know that everything they see in AKASHA was selected for a reason. The atmosphere is both chic and responsible, and the food is absolutely delectable!”

The focus on environmental impacts extends to the lighting design as well. In a collaborative effort, GE Consumer & Industrial, Light Group and Janmar Lighting joined forces to develop a design focused on using innovative technologies in new and unique applications. This new approach not only defies traditional beliefs about restaurant lighting, but also offers AKASHA a total savings of more than $5,000 per year by reducing its energy consumption.

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Media Contact: David Schuellerman, 216.266.9702 or david.schuellerman@ge.com

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