Sundance Square, a 35-block mixed-use development in downtown Fort Worth, announced today it has extended its nine-year relationship with Green Mountain Energy for another seven years to provide renewable energy for all of its 42 buildings. This decision reinforces Sundance Square’s commitment to cleaner electricity and increases the amount of renewable energy used at the development from 50 percent to 100 percent. Sundance Square is estimated to avoid approximately 8.4 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) through 2023, which is like planting more than 7 million trees.
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.
“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.”
The environmental impact of choosing renewable energy is significant for both Sundance Square and greater Fort Worth. Over the next seven years, Sundance Square expects to purchase approximately 453 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy. Sundance Square will also partner with Green Mountain to educate the community and stakeholders on the benefits of purchasing clean energy.
“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. “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.”
As part of Sundance Square’s larger sustainability effort, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, copy paper, cardboard boxes, newspapers and other materials are recycled throughout the development. With 42 buildings in Sundance Square and nearly four million square feet of retail, residential and office space, that amounts to approximately 750 tons of waste being recycled every year.