City of Branson Works with Walker Reid Strategies and is Recognized for Energy Conservation

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( — August 23, 2013) Lake Worth, FL — Through the use of energy efficient technology, the City Of Branson in Taney County, Missouri, has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at City Hall, the convention center, and the convention center parking garage. Specifically, the lighting technologies implemented have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to be certified as “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program, the City has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.      

Implementation of energy conservation initiatives demonstrate, the City of Branson’s strong commitment to energy efficiency and cost avoidance, which benefits the local tax paying community.  The lighting system alone will save tax payers more than $75,000 per year in utility costs. This reduction  is equivalent to reducing City Hall’s carbon emissions by 1,235,329 lbs. (618 tons) a year, removing 117 Passenger Vehicles off of local roads, or preserving 459 acres of U.S. forests.

The City of Branson went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process in order to meet all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act, administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., and have received certificates for their achievements in Energy Conservation. Their commitment to Greener City Hall is admirable and an example to other institutions.



About City of Branson

Branson is a city in Taney County in the U.S. state of Missouri. Branson is in the Ozark Mountains. The community was named after Reuben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. 


About Walker Reid Strategies

Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America’s Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct §179D Incentive.  

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