Lights Out Columbus

photo of the Columbus skyline by flickr/alwaysshooting

In 2012, OBCI partnered with the Grange Insurance Audubon Center to establish Lights Out Columbus. Today, 27 buildings are participating in the program by pledging to reduce lighting during peak migratory seasons. Current buildings enrolled in the program:

  • AEP Corporate Headquarters (1 Riverside Plaza)
  • Anheuser Busch – Columbus Brewery
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio (240 W Nationwide Blvd)
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio (290 W Nationwide Blvd)
  • The Columbus Athenaeum (32 N 4th St)
  • Columbus City Hall (90 W. Broad St)
  • Common Pleas Courthouse (345 S. High St)
  • Commissioner’s Garage (34 E. Fulton St)
  • Franklin County Courthouse (373 S. High St)
  • Franklin County Correctional Center I (370 S. Front St)
  • Grange Insurance (671 S. High Street)
  • Grange Insurance Audubon Center (505 W. Whittier St)
  • Huntington Center (41 S. High St)
  • James A. Karnes Building (410 S. High St)
  • Juvenile Detention Center and Garage (399 S. Front St)
  • The Lazarus Building (50 West Town Street)
  • MAD Scientist Associates, LLC (253 N State St)
  • One Columbus (10 W. Broad St)
  • Pavilion at 365 S. High St
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel (50 N. 3rd St)
  • School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (300 E. Broad St)
  • Services Building (80 E. Fulton St)
  • William Green Building (30 W. Spring Street)

Local Partners


As an extension of Lights Out Columbus, students in the Ornithology Club at The Ohio State University have started their own project to document the impacts of light and glass on campus. You can find out more about the students’ work HERE.


Map of Participating Buildings


Gallery of Participating Buildings

*coming soon*