Sustainable development: Houston 'goes green'
Houston Business Journal, by Robin Martin
September 16, 2005
* $81.8 million of energy savings in 1997 dollars ($95.4 million in annual electricity savings less a natural gas deficit or winter heating penalty of 14 percent).
* 734 megawatts of peak power avoided (62 percent from residential, 53 percent from office and 70 percent from retail).
* 170,000 tons of annual carbon emission reductions.
These figures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Houston heat-reduction pilot project indicate what can be achieved by "going green."