Discovery Green Renews Clean Energy Commitment with Choice for 100% Wind from Green Mountain Energy Company

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Green Mountain amplifies environmental support at Sounds like Houston! concert series kicking off September 25

“Renewable energy is just one piece of the puzzle of environmental sustainability that is expanding our efforts to go green.” - Barry Mandel, President of Discovery Green

Discovery Green commits to eight years of powering the downtown Houston park and facilities with renewable energy from Green Mountain Energy Company with the announcement of its contract renewal through 2016. Discovery Green first teamed up with Green Mountain in 2008, in part to support the park’s environmental stewardship which now also includes extensive recycling options for visitors and new buildings aligned with LEED® green building standards. The park has been powered with 100% wind energy since 2012. Green Mountain is also the presenting sponsor for the park’s Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts, taking place weekly September 25 through October 23, 2014.

“We like to think of the park as an oasis amidst the bustling city of Houston, and choosing 100% wind energy from Green Mountain plays a large role in helping us maintain our mission,” said 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.”

By choosing renewable energy over traditional fossil fuel generation for the next two years, Discovery Green is estimated to avoid an additional 6.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s like planting 745 trees, enough to cover the 12 acres at Discovery Green nearly 4 times!

“Discovery Green is a place where community connection and environmental sustainability go hand in hand,” said Jeff Bettison, vice president of Texas sales operations for Green Mountain. “We’re proud to extend our commitment to power their operations with 100% wind energy and help them deliver on their commitment to the environment.”

Infinity Power Partners, a Houston based energy management and consulting firm, assisted Discovery Green in structuring, facilitating and executing the sponsorship and commercial electricity contracts with Green Mountain.

Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. Since the park opened in April 2008, it has welcomed more than six million visitors and hosted more than 2,000 public and private events. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic programming seasons each year most of which are open to the public. As a non-profit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. Learn more at discoverygreen.com or facebook.com/discoverygreenhouston.

Infinity Power Partners, LLC

Infinity Power Partners is an energy management and consulting firm whose mission is to provide procurement and risk management services, on-going market insight, and continuous account maintenance through the development of client specific strategies. With over 100 years of combined industry expertise, IPP offers a unique transparent and technical approach ensuring their clients energy related needs are always fulfilled. For more information, visit http://www.infinitypowerpartners.com or contact Managing Partner Peter Selber at peter(at)infinitypowerpartners(dot)com.

Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 30.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

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