Is Billingsley Really Green?

Becky Rowland, VP of Property Services, explains how Billingsley Company is making an impact by promoting responsible, energy-saving initiatives in all our developments.

• In 1996 Billingsley planted over 900 trees at International Business Park and Austin Ranch. We changed common area lighting in our office buildings to energy efficient fluorescent bulbs, and light sensors in all common areas.

• We’ve done a lot to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills including buying coreless bathroom tissue, bamboo paper products and recycling at IBP.

• At 6100 Plano Parkway – Phase 15 – We purchased 35% Renewable Energy to meet the LEED – Gold requirements. In addition, we also purchased REC’s for Austin Ranch – Billingsley Property Services is now EPA Green Power Partners.

• We are also very proud to announce that Rogers-Obrien Construction received the Environmental Star of Excellence award last month from the City of Plano for the International Business Park Phase 15 project. The award was presented for Sustainable Building which included the 1,400 tons of recycled construction debris (97%). The award was issued with a check made out to Rogers-Obrien Construction in the amount of $500.00. We deposited the award money, then turned around and wrote a check to plant trees in the City of Plano in the name of Rogers-Obrien and Billingsley Development.

Remember, while we’re doing our part to be Green you can too. Please recycle, turn off lights when you leave a room, monitor your water usage, and walk or ride a bike when you can. Together we can make a difference.

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