Discovery Green, a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy, has renewed its commitment to power the park and facilities with renewable energy credits (RECs) from Green Mountain Energy.
Discovery Green first teamed up with Green Mountain in 2008, and the park has utilized 100% wind-powered RECs since 2012. This new contract will extend the commitment through 2016. Over the next two years, Discovery Green is estimated to avoid an additional 6.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide.
"We like to think of the park as an oasis amidst the bustling city of Houston, and choosing 100 percent wind energy from Green Mountain plays a large role in helping us maintain our mission," says Barry Mandel, president of Discovery Green. "Renewable energy is just one piece of the puzzle of environmental sustainability that is expanding our efforts to go green."