Philadelphia-based utility PECO, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp, has unveiled the first phase of a five-year environmental initiative aimed to make the company more environmentally friendly through energy efficiency and other efforts.
The program, totaling more than $15.3 million of work, includes the opening of PECO's first green building in West Chester, Pa. and the installation of a green roof at the company's Center City headquarters.
‘We are proud to open PECO's first green building and take major steps to demonstrate our corporate commitment to environmental stewardship,’ says Denis O'Brien, president and CEO of PECO.
Other elements of the initiative include:
– an increased purchase of wind energy to supply the company's main office building,
– an investment in electricity generated through renewable resources for PECO customers, and
– increased public and corporate support for educational and community environmental initiatives.
These environmental efforts contribute to and support ‘Exelon 2020: A Low-Carbon Roadmap,’ which sets the goal of reducing, offsetting or displacing more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020.