Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 2, 2009 — PECO announced a three-year, 4,050 megawatt hour per year purchase of wind energy for its main office building in Philadelphia. The purchase will cover 15 percent of the building’s total energy use and represents a 50 percent increase from the last wind energy purchase for 2005 — 2007.
The purchase for the headquarter building is part of a more than $15 million ongoing initiative at PECO to “preserve the environment” and help customers become more environmentally responsible. Other environmental projects include the opening of PECO’s first “green building,” the installation of a new Crown Lights messaging system at the company’s Center City headquarters, upgrades to secure Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for many company buildings throughout the region, the increased use of hybrid and biodiesel vehicles, and support for community and customer environmental and energy efficiency projects.
These environmental efforts contribute to and support Exelon 2020: A Low-Carbon Roadmap, an environmental plan of PECO’s parent company. Exelon 2020 sets the goal of reducing, offsetting or displacing more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020.
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