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Sundance Square to be powered entirely by renewable energy

Sundance Square and Green Mountain Energy have extended their partnership to have Sundance Square powered completely by 100 percent renewable wind energy from Green Mountain Energy.

Sundance Square is a 35-block mixed-use development in downtown Fort Worth that comprises 42 buildings.

“Green Mountain Energy is excited to continue our partnership with Sundance Square as we celebrate 20 years of providing homes and businesses with the choice of clean electricity,” said Mark Parsons, vice president and general manager of Green Mountain Energy, in the news release. “Sundance Square is the perfect showcase for the impact a business can have when they choose renewable energy, and we hope others in the region are inspired by them to protect our environment.”

According to statistics by Green Mountain, through this partnership Sundance Square is estimated to avoid approximately 8.4 billion pounds of carbon dioxide through 2023, which is the equivalent of:

— planting more than 7 million trees,

— taking 6.4 million cars off the road for a year or

— 53.8 million households turning off their lights for a year.

Through this partnership, Sundance Square has extended its relationship with Green Mountain for seven more years, increasing renewable energy from 50 to 100 percent.

The release says this decision reinforces the areas commitment to clean electricity, adding, “Through this commitment, Sundance Square advances its leadership position in using renewable energy and increasing awareness of the choice of cleaner electricity. Sundance Square remains Texas’ largest green power purchaser in the real estate industry.”

But its energy usage isn’t the only way Sundance Square is environmentally conscious.

Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, copy paper, cardboard boxes, newspapers and more are recycled throughout the nearly four million square feet of retail, residential and office space, totaling about 750 tons of waste being recycled every year.

“We have partnered with Green Mountain Energy since 2008, and our relationship is an extension of our efforts to promote sustainability in downtown Fort Worth,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square. “As companies seek out environmentally friendly developments for new retail and office spaces, Sundance Square is at the top of the list. We have created a business, entertainment and residential district that focuses on being a good steward of our environment, and Green Mountain Energy has been a big part of this endeavor.”

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