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Austin Energy Green Building Publishes Annual Report

Austin Energy Green Building Publishes Annual Report

April 7, 2010 -- Austin Energy Green Building reported 2009 energy consumption savings of 30.7 million kilowatt hours and electrical demand savings of 13,355 kilowatts, preventing nearly 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. The program, established in 1991, published these achievements in its first annual report, released Tuesday.

“This report and this data confirm that Austin Energy Green Building measurably leads our community toward better value in the buildings where we live and work,” said Karl Ràbago, vice president of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy. “These are great results, especially in the context of the economic crisis.”

A nationally recognized leader in green building, AEGB is responsible for implementing the City of Austin energy code and rating buildings for sustainability on a one to five star scale. These activities address conservation in new construction, so program results depend on activity in the local building sector. Despite the construction slowdown, AEGB’s 2009 energy savings are its second highest to date.

The full press release is available here on the Austin Energy website.