Dallas Oil Company Goes Green

Can oil companies go green?. (Photo: Richard Child [CC by 2.0]/Flickr)

Oil companies do not immediately come with visions of environmental stewardship, but Hunt Oil Company in Dallas is trying to change this. The company’s Dallas headquarters has just received LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Silver certification.

The building’s energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features include:

  • Use of recycled materials including construction, furniture and fixtures;
  • Use of energy efficient lighting and extensive use of natural lighting;
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that includes energy monitoring equipment to
    improve indoor air quality;
  • Water-efficient landscaping that reduces water needs and utilizes native drought-tolerant grasses
    and plants;
  • Use of low-emitting carpets, paints, adhesives, sealants and coatings;
  • Implementation of a corporate ergonomics program
  • Implementation of a corporate van/car-pooling program.
    Source: Hunt Oil Company (PDF)

Founded in 1934, Hunt Oil Company has expanded to include work on the Winston Solar Car Project and several liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.

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