The Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas, a new landmark in North Texas and one of the most energy efficient convention centers in North America, has just selected TXU Energy to provide a green electricity plan that complements the facility’s overall commitment to energy savings.
According to reports, the convention center will buy 100% Green-e Certified Renewable Energy that is produced in Texas. Under the contract with TXU Energy, the Irving Convention Center will also be eligible for Brighten(SM) GreenBack, an energy-saving solution from TXU Energy that offers rebates on future energy-efficient initiatives. In addition to that, the program can also pay for electric vehicles and charging stations or for further energy-efficient upgrades.
According to General Manager for the Irving Convention Center Tom Meehan, “With more than 275,000 square feet of space to manage, we need a strong and trustworthy electricity provider that shares our vision of sustainability. TXU Energy provides the renewable energy we want as well as the expertise and customer service we need to create top-quality experiences for our guests.”
Unlike your average convention centers, the Irving Convention Center features a unique stacked layout that allows the building to simultaneously hold sporting events, corporate and trade meetings, and civic functions. The vertical form of the center creates maximum usable space in a minimum footprint that is also self-shading. In addition to that, the project is also registered for LEED certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.
In a statement from Vice President of Business Markets for TXU Energy Gabe Castro, “The Irving Convention Center has taken a bold direction that is a visual masterpiece and a world-class example of energy-efficient architecture. We are thrilled to be chosen as their energy provider, and together we will support the continued development of renewable energy sources in Texas.”
Source: Market Watch – Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Selects TXU Energy to Power New Iconic Landmark in North Texas