Skender Construction Uses Green Power and Partners with EPA
Skender Construction announced today that it recently joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. Skender is offsetting 100 percent of its annual Chicago office electricity use, or 250 thousand kilowatt-hours (kWh), with the purchase of green power via renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy.
Skender Construction is currently the only general contractor Green Power Partner in Illinois. As a Green Power Partner, Skender joins DePaul University, the Morton Arboretum, and a wide variety of leading organizations committed to leading their industries in the reduction of carbon emissions and the movement toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally-preferable carbon-free resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of those sources in the United States and advance the American green power market.
As a Green Power Partner, Skender’s Chicago headquarters earned enough points to pursue LEED Gold certification for commercial interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council.