TXU Energy doesn’t just promote energy efficiency andconservation for its business and residential customers. The companyincorporates good energy habits in its daily business practices and takes extrasteps when Texans’ demand for electricity is at its highest peaks.
Inaddition to retrofitting and upgrading key systems before moving into itsIrving headquarters five years ago, TXU Energy:
·Minimizes e-waste through careful planning andcooperation with vendors.
·Takes advantage of natural lighting and high-efficiencylighting systems.
·Controls its entire lighting system withoccupancy sensors.
·Offsets its own carbon footprint by purchasingRenewable Energy Credits – backed by Texas wind – for the electricity used atits headquarters.
·Generates some of its own electricity with asolar panel.
·Invests in electric vehicles, including EVcharging infrastructure, and rewards employees who use mass transit, carpool orinvest in electric and hybrid vehicles.
·Conducts annual tree plantings in Dallas andaround the state in cooperation with the Texas Trees Foundation and the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm.
·Routinely maintains systems that consumeelectricity, including HVAC systems and elevators.
·Provides recycling services for employees andguests.
·Uses post-consumer recycled products for foodand beverage services.
“We provide a range of solutions that helpour residential and business customers easilymonitor and manage their electricity consumption,” said Scott Harrison,director of engineering and innovation for TXU Energy. “We believe one of thebest things we can do is show those solutions in action and illustrate thatgood energy habits don’t necessarily require large investments or significantsacrifice.”
During peak electricity demand periods, TXUEnergy takes extra steps to reduce its electricity consumption by turning off primarylights, lowering window shades to reduce heat exchange and raising thermostatsettings by a few degrees at the TXU Energy headquarters, which has ENERGY STAR®and LEED® certifications.
“Ourefforts to be efficient and to conserve help ensure an adequate supply ofaffordable electricity for our customers and fellow Texans,” Harrison said.”Like our customers, we’re happy to do our part, and we know that we’re helpingto make a difference.”
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitiveretail electricity provider, powering the lives of more Texans than any other retailer.TXU Energy offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing bothits residential and business customers to choose options that best meet theirneeds, including exceptional customer service, competitivelypriced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options,renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and services.Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy. REP #10004