August 2006 - Pepco Energy Services announced that Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies have committed to purchase 100% wind energy for both the Washington Square office building in Washington, D.C., and their joint headquarters building in Bethesda, Maryland. Under the terms of the 48-month contract, Pepco Energy Services will provide more than 64 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) supplied by Sterling Planet from wind projects nationwide.
News Release - Pepco Energy Services Provides Wind Power to Prestigious Washington Square Office Building and Lerner/Tower Headquarters
News Article - Real Estate Firms Buy Credits for Wind Power
October 2005 - On October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership released an updated list of its Top 25 Partners. Several new companies or organizations appear on the list, including: Safeway (with annual renewable energy purchases of 78,000 MWh); The Tower Companies (41,000 MWh); the U.S. Army/Fort Carson (40,000 MWh); Hyatt Regency Reunion & DFW Hotels (35,300 MWh); and Western Washington University (35,000 MWh). The federal government continues to be the nation's largest green power purchaser, led by the U.S. Air Force with collective annual purchases of more than 320,000 MWh. In addition, by increasing its purchases, the U.S. Department of Energy moved up twelve spots to fourth place on the list.
Additional information - List of Top 25 Green Power Purchasers
EPA Contact: Kurt Johnson (202) 343-9231
March 2003 - The Tower Companies, a family-owned commercial and residential building developer, announced an agreement to purchase green power to supply company-owned buildings in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Under the terms of the 18-month deal, Pepco Energy Services (PES) will supply 24 million kWh of green power to meet 50% of the energy needs of Tower's commercial buildings and 25% of the energy of Tower-owned apartment communities. Sterling Planet will provide the green power to PES using renewable energy certificates.
News Release - Companies Join Forces to Provide Washington's First Renewable Energy for a Commercial Developer