As part of its ongoing commitment to Houston Habitat for Humanity, Green Mountain Energy Company (a retail provider of electricity generated from sources such as wind, solar, water, geothermal, biomass and natural gas to residential, business, institutional and governmental customers) is helping bring energy efficiency into the spotlight at this year’s SuperBUILD XXXVIII.Houston, Texas – January 28, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] SuperBUILD XXXVIII is an official NFL sanctioned event for Super Bowl XXXVIII, and has rallied community, financial and volunteer support to build 38 homes in a symbolic 38 days leading up to and including Super Bowl Sunday. Green Mountain Energy Company is donating compact fluorescent lighting to help increase the energy efficiency for all 38 homes. “It’s great to be able to give back to the community,” said Ross Haskell, general manager of the Texas region for Green Mountain Energy Company. “We feel our partnership with Houston Habitat is very much in alignment with our own philosophy and goals — getting up and going to work every day to make a difference. In our case, it’s to change the way power is made.” By donating energy efficient lighting to the homes, Green Mountain Energy Company hopes to help save homeowners money and benefit the environment. The average compact fluorescent light bulb lasts about 10 times longer and uses approximately 75 percent less electricity than a traditional light bulb. By replacing 25 percent of their lights in high use areas with compact fluorescent light bulbs the new homeowners can save up to 50 percent on their lighting energy bills each year. One compact fluorescent light bulb can avoid the production of as much as 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas largely believed to lead to global warming. “Green Mountain Energy is an ideal corporate partner,” said Brian Binash, co-chair of SuperBUILD XXXVIII and a Houston Habitat board member. “Not only has the company stepped up to make an enormous contribution to our effort to build 38 homes in 38 days leading up to Super Bowl XXXVIII, but Green Mountain has raised the bar on corporate social responsibility by highlighting the importance of protecting the nation’s natural resources through conservation and awareness.” This is not the first time that Green Mountain Energy has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity. Last spring the company installed a 1.2-kWh solar array on the roof of a Habitat house located in the Wood Glen subdivision in Northeast Houston.