News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

1/27/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 01272009
Subject :

Classic Residence by Hyatt Becomes Palo Alto Green Member
Contact : Brian Ward, Account Manager, Utilities    329-2251
    Brian.Ward@cityofpaloalto.org
Joyce Kinnear, Manager, Utility Marketing Services, Utilities    329-2652
    Joyce.Kinnear@cityofpaloalto.org

City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced today that Classic Residence by Hyatt in Palo Alto will purchase renewable energy through PaloAltoGreen, CPAU’s renewable energy program. Classic Residence by Hyatt will purchase the equivalent of the annual output of one-half of a large-scale wind turbine.

The Classic Residence by Hyatt’s in Palo Alto renewable power commitment–1,320,000 kilowatt hours annually derived from clean wind and solar generation sources–is one of the larger clean power commitments to PaloAltoGreen. It enables Classic Residence by Hyatt to join the U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership. “We are pleased by Classic Residence by Hyatt’s participation in PaloAltoGreen,” said Brian Ward, PaloAltoGreen Program Manager. “We hope other businesses in our community will follow their lead and add additional support for renewable energy through PaloAltoGreen.”

Classic Residence by Hyatt’s clean power commitment in Palo Alto will avoid the annual release of 1,598,520 pounds of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas. This has the annual environmental equivalence to protecting 164 acres of trees or removing 132 cars from the road.

“Classic Residence by Hyatt is committed to making our Palo Alto facilities as environmentally friendly as possible. Our purchase of renewable energy through PaloAltoGreen is one of many ways we are trying to reach this goal and add value for our residents,” said Dennis Lopiccolo, Classic Residence by Hyatt’s Facility Manager.

About PaloAltoGreen
PaloAltoGreen is a voluntary renewable energy program offered to all residential, commercial and industrial customers within Palo Alto as a way to support energy generated from 100% clean wind and solar power resources at an additional cost of 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. CPAU customers can sign up for PaloAltoGreen by visiting www.cityofpaloalto.org/pagreen, by calling 650-329-2161, or by e-mailingpaloaltogreen@cityofpaloalto.org with name, service address and telephone number.

About Classic Residence by Hyatt

Classic Residence by Hyatt is a national leader in luxury living for older adults that currently develops, owns and operates upscale senior living communities from coast to coast. Classic Residence by Hyatt communities have earned honors for being among the nation’s finest, including Platinum, Gold and Silver Achievement Awards from the National Association of Home Builders Seniors Housing Council. The toll-free corporate number is 1-800-421-1442, and the company’s web site is www.hyattclassic.com

About the U.S.EPA Green Power Partnership
Classic Residence by Hyatt (Palo Alto facilities) is a Partner in the Green Power Partnership, an EPA voluntary program working to standardize green power procurement as part of best practice environmental management.  Visit
www.epa.gov/greenpower for additional information.

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is the only municipal utility in California that operates city-owned utility services for electric, fiber optic, natural gas, water and wastewater. Since 1896, CPAU has been providing quality services to the citizens and businesses of Palo Alto.





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