Fall 2018
Welcome Our New Green Businesses

An unexpected gem in historic downtown Plano, event1013 is a Texas State Landmark event venue upgraded with environmental features and details. An albedo roof, tankless water heater and LED lighting conserve resources and increase operational efficiency of the building built in the 1800s. Cloth towels are used in restrooms and a lampshade decorated from original sales receipts reminds guest the building was The Federated Department store in 1948. Maintaining the original interior brick and installing a green wall with recycled containers for plants add to the venue’s unique character and warmth.

 T5@Dallas III

A LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) design data center, T5@Dallas III is a leader in customized, mission-critical data solutions. Environmental features inside and out set this business apart. Inside the facility, a chilled water cooling system, motion sensors and timers, along with LED lighting, T8 lamps and an insulated water heater, keep things comfortable and energy efficient. Exterior green initiatives include preferred parking for hybrid/electric vehicles, bike racks for employees, landscaping with drought-tolerant plants and smart irrigation . These resource-saving attributes are, as the company’s tagline indicates , “Forever On.”

Interested in becoming Green Business Certified? Go to plano.gov/greenbusiness or contact Angela Hernandez with questions.
Plano Businesses Are Out and About
Cambria Hotel Plano-Frisco participated in Plano’s annual Fall Waterways Cleanup on Nov. 3. The Cambria volunteers worked all morning cleaning up litter along a neighborhood creek—enjoying outdoors, camaraderie and exercise at the same time.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano hosted an employee event on Nov. 14 with multiple vendors and booths to celebrate Texas Recycles Day. City of Plano Commercial Recycling Coordinator Vicki Darbonne was there to answer recycling questions and to explain the ease and benefits of recycling.
Nearly 2 Tons of Textiles Diverted From the Landfill
Cottages of Tulane
The Domaine
Villas At Chase Oaks
In celebration of Texas Recycling Day, on Nov. 17, eight multi-family apartment complexes partnered with Simple Recycling to offer residents free textile collection. Some complexes had refreshments, prizes and giveaways along with the opportunity to clear out clothes, linens, footwear, fashion accessories and stuffed toy animals. In total 3,968 pounds of household goods were collected—that’s 1.98 tons!

Our thanks to:

Toni Garrett, property manager of Plano Park Townhomes said, “Our residents—some who have resided with us for over 15 years, welcomed the opportunity to clean out closets—especially since their donations would be put to good use.”