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    On the move: Press Releases, Media Releases & News about Momentum Bay, GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS, Delishs and our family of clients

    For more information, please email Mark Robinson at press [at] momentum bay [dot] com, or call 281-451-3841.


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    February 8, 2016

    ENERGY STAR certifies four more Hawaii Public Schools, Momentum Bay at 83 green school awards


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    February 7, 2016

    On Super Bowl Sunday, EPA awards Hawaii Public Schools and Momentum Bay two more ENERGY STAR certifications


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    February 2, 2016

    Mililani Waena Elementary wins Momentum Bay’s 77th ENERGY STAR certification in Hawaii


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    January 26, 2016

    Hawaii DOE, EEI and Momentum Bay raise ENERGY STAR bar to $9 million of annual savings, set new record with 75th & 76th ENERGY STAR certification


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    January 25, 2016

    EPA awards Hawaii DOE’s and Momentum Bay’s 74th ENERGY STAR, tying 16-year cumulative number of labeled buildings 1999-2014 before our project


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    January 21, 2016

    EPA certifies 4 more Hawaii K-12 campuses as healthy, green school; Momentum Bay at 73 ENERGY STARs, just one away from Hawaii’s cumulative ENERGY STAR buildings & plants 1999-2014


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    January 14, 2016

    Congratulations Highlands Intermediate & Kawananakoa Middle Schools win 2016 ENERGY STAR; Momentum Bay’s 68th & 69th Hawaii certifications


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    January 12, 2016

    EPA awards 2016 ENERGY STAR certification to Hawaii’s Kuhio Elementary School for exemplary energy efficiency


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    January 8, 2016

    State of Hawaii DOE K-12 campus McKinley High wins Momentum Bay’s 66th ENERGY STAR certification


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    January 4, 2016

    State of Hawaii rings in 2016 with seven more ENERGY STAR awards; Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year) Waipahu High, Wheeler Elementary, Ewa Beach Elementary, Kahala Elementary, Washington Middle, Aiea Intermediate, and Kahuku High and Intermediate


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    December 30, 2015

    Hawaii’s Pearl City Highlands Elementary School wraps up 2015 by winning DOE’s 58th ENERGY STAR award


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    December 15, 2015

    Hawaii’s Wailuku, Pukalani & Jefferson Elementary Schools shine with 2015 ENERGY STAR awards, Momentum Bay’s 55th, 56th & 57th wins


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    December 14, 2015

    Pohakea and Salt Lake Elementary schools in Hawaii awarded 2015 ENERGY STAR awards for exemplary energy performance


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    December 13, 2015

    Hawai’i nō ka ʻoi (Hawaii is the best)! Palisades Elementary wins Momentum Bay’s 52nd 2015 ENERGY STAR certification in Hawaii


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    December 9, 2015

    Congratulations Kaelepulu Elementary, Momentum Bay’s 51st 2015 ENERGY STAR certification for Hawaii’s Department of Education


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    December 8, 2015

    Momentum Bay and EPA ENERGY STAR remember 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack with 47th 2015 ENERGY STAR certification, won by Moanalua Elementary


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    December 4, 2015

    Leilehua High and Honaunau Elementary Schools win 2015 ENERGY STAR certification


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    November 30, 2015

    Enchanted Lake Elementary and Central Middle Schools win 2015 ENERGY STAR certifications


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    November 17, 2015

    Lanai High and Elementary School wins 2015 ENERGY STAR certification


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    November 12, 2015

    Shafter Elementary School in Hawai’i wins 2015 ENERGY STAR certification


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    November 5, 2015

    Momentum Bay helps two more Hawaiian K-12 schools win ENERGY STAR certifications – congratulations Kahakai and Honokaa!


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    November 4, 2015

    Despite drought, ENERGY STAR certifications pour into Hawaii Department of Education; Momentum Bay secures green building awards for elementary, middle and high schools Waimea, Kaiser, Barber’s Point, and Kealakehe


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    November 2, 2015

    Momentum Bay’s helps Hawaii win 35 ENERGY STAR awards in just four month; EPA awards five more ENERGY STAR certification labels to Hawaii Department of Education’s elementary and intermediate schools


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    October 28, 2015

    Momentum Bay launches DelishsTM Water, 100 percent premium Texas rainwater as crowdfunding campaign for 400 acres of utility-scale solar and water generation


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    October 7, 2015

    Another Hawaii elementary school wins ENERGY STAR certification


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    October 2, 2015

    Momentum Bay secures ENERGY STAR certifications for two more Hawaii elementary schools


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    September 30, 2015

    Momentum Bay and its Delishs Water brand join GO TEXAN Certification Program, Texas Department of Agriculture’s comprehensive campaign promoting incredible array of Texas agriculture products


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    September 17, 2015

    Another Hawaii elementary school wins its first ENERGY STAR certification with ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider Momentum Bay, bringing Momentum Bay’s 2015 tally to 26 awards in time for company’s 13th birthday


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    September 16, 2015

    Congratulations to another Hawaii elementary school, Momentum Bay’s 25th ENERGY STAR certified K-12 campus for 2015


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    September 11, 2015

    Momentum Bay secures four more ENERGY STAR awards for State of Hawaii Department of Education K-12 campuses, bringing 2015 tally to 24 awards


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    September 10, 2015

    Momentum Bay wins eight more ENERGY STAR certifications for State of Hawaii government buildings, bringing 2015 tally to 20 awards


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    September 9, 2015

    Momentum Bay secures 2015 ENERGY STAR certification for 12th Hawaiian K-12 school


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    September 8, 2015

    Another Hawaiian elementary school awarded 2015 ENERGY STAR label for exemplary performance, bringing Momentum Bay’s 2015 reach to 7,600+ students, 700+ staff, 940,000+ floor square feet, 90+ K-12 buildings


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    August 25, 2015

    Two more Hawaiian K-12 schools win ENERGY STAR labels for exemplary performance


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    August 13, 2015

    Momentum Bay helps another Hawaiian K-12 school win EPA’s ENERGY STAR award


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    July 31, 2015

    Momentum Bay helps 3 more K-12 schools in Hawaii win EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for label year 2015


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    June 3, 2015

    Momentum Bay helps State of Hawaii Department of Education win EPA’s 2015 ENERGY STAR certification for 4 elementary, intermediate and high schools


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    March 16, 2015

    Momentum Bay connects 104 solar PV modules (26.52kW) for senior low-income multifamily community committed to Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge: reduce energy ;amp; water by 20% in 10 years


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    February 9, 2015

    EPA ENERGY STAR program approved Momentum Bay Associates LP as ENERGY STAR SPP (Service and Product Provider)


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    November 2014

    Building commissioning leader adds Momentum Bay to engineering team, surfs to Hawaii to ENERGY STAR benchmark and/or certify 500+ buildings


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    October 30, 2014

    Momentum Bay installs ENERGY STAR certified ‘cool roof’ or white asphalt shingle re-roof, solar powered attic fans, and attic insulation to help senior residents chill out, turbo boost future solar PV system generation, save more operating costs


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    June 18, 2014

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS secured thermal comfort & lower electricity bills again for low-income, senior, disabled residents at Houston-area apartment communities, by installing 50+ solar attic fans & solar skylights


    June 11, 2014

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS helps leading Gulf Coast elementary school connect vertical axis wind turbine to Texas electricity grid, generating power & teaching kids


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    May 15, 2014

    Momentum Bay leads second of two 8-hour CAMP]® for Affordable Housing” courses for the Affordable Housing Management Association of East Texas, helping attendees earn NAHMA’s Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM)


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    February 20, 2014

    Momentum Bay leads first of two 8-hour “ECO [BOOT CAMP]® for Affordable Housing” courses attended by East Texas’ apartment developers, owners, managers & maintenance staff pursuing NAHMA’s Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM)


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    December 13, 2013

    K-12 school receives first parts of GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS onsite kit, wind turbine and solar tree power generation system package


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    December 2, 2013

    Momentum Bay and GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS join Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) East Texas, continuing expansion into Texas’ multifamily apartment industry, providing bulk, discounted utility management, and water and energy efficiency retrofits as consultant and general contractor specializing in healthier, sustainable best practices, ENERGY STAR and LEED


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    November 25, 2013

    EPA ENERGY STAR Program approves Momentum Bay and GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS as ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider (SPP)


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    October 25, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS completes volume discounted electricity aggregation, securing savings and reducing risk for Texas green businesses and green buildings


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    September 30 to October 2, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS’ founder Robinson attends Gulf Coast Power Association Annual Conference, raising concerns of imminent and prolonged declines and shortage of reserve power, as well as a 10 to 15-year drought in ERCOT


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    September 25, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS’ educational wind + solar power generation system package purchased by Texas K-12 school district for installation at new elementary school


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    September 3, 2013

    Texas utility more than doubles solar rebate incentive GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS’ planned ~30kW solar RV carport project


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    August 23, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS wraps up energy and water audit for multifamily apartment community, home to 100+ senior-disabled residents


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    July 8, 2013

    Danish CSR consultant joins Momentum Bay’s energy and sustainability practice


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    April 15, 2013

    EPA ENERGY STAR Program awards Chrysalis building at Texas’ greenest K-12 school – The Monarch Institute – its third consecutive ENERGY STAR certification


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    April 11, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS secures last solar rebate incentive for Texas RV park and campground’s ~30kW solar RV carport


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    April 4, 2013

    Robinson family welcomes third green baby: it’s a girl!


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    April 1, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS performs energy and water audits for senior and disabled housing apartment community in Alvin


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    March 28, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS performs energy audit and water audit at Bellville affordable housing apartment community


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    March 27, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS submits The Monarch Institute’s Chrysalis Building for Third Consecutive ENERGY STAR certification


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    March 19, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS performs utility audits at two multifamily apartment communities, reducing electricity and water


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    March 11-15, 2013

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS Founder Mark Alan Robinson, MBA, LEED AP, CEM completes ONtility’s 40-hour Advanced Solar Electric Training Course, preparing for 2013 NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam


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    February 27 to March 1, 2013

    Momentum Bay’s Solar EPC utility-scale solar developer Robinson attends Texas Economic Development Council’s 2013 Legislative Conference in Austin, Texas


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    February 10-12, 2013

    Utility-scale Texas solar developer Robinson attends The Bond Buyer’s 17th Annual Texas Public Finance Conference in Austin


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    August 15, 2012

    Momentum Bay’s business unit GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS releases new TV & web commercial






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    July 18, 2012

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS releases new Offsite & Onsite Energy Procurement brochure






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    June 1, 2012

    Hermes Architects Joins Design Industry’s Architectural Rebound, and Realigns for 2012 Growth

    May 11, 2012—Momentum Bay and GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS offset 4 times firm’s 2011 and 2012 electricity-related emissions with Texas Renewable Energy Credits


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    April 20, 2012

    HowToGreenSchools.com: Texas’ greenest K-12 school Monarch School celebrates Earth Day 2012 by earning its second ENERGY STAR certification


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    March 15, 2012

    SeaLevelSustainability.com: Sea Scout Base Galveston hires Momentum Bay to navigate LEED Platinum for nation’s most sustainable camp for Scout mariners

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    February 14, 2012

    Landmark Structures energizes net zero electricity Elevated Water Tower with nine Urban Green Energy 4kW VAWTs to Texas’ Town of Addison


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    January 18, 2012

    Landmark Structures’ crane hoists nine Urban Green Energy vertical axis wind turbines (UGE-4K) on top of new, 200-foot-tall elevated water tower in Addison, Texas


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    January 12, 2012

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS and Landmark Structures assemble nine Urban Green Energy vertical axis wind turbines (UGE-4K) for first-of-its-kind, net-zero electricity municipal water tower in Addison, Texas


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    December 23, 2011

    Robinson family featured in Houston Chronicle newspaper’s Belief section in ‘Families keep focus on Christ, not Santa’ article


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    November 15, 2011

    LouisianaSolarPoweredAtticFans.com: 125+ Solar Powered Attic Fans Help Multifamily Apartment Residents in Louisiana Reduce Electricity Bills Fast


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    Nov 1, 2011

    Behind-The-Meter-Solar.com: 60kW Solar PV System Helps Apartment Building Achieve Net Zero Electricity


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    September 7, 2011

    TexasSolarPoweredAtticFans.com: 100+ Texas Solar Powered Attic Fans Help Low-Income Residents Beat the Heat and Electricity Bills Affordably


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    May 2, 2011

    Momentum Bay’s Robinson & KBR’s VP of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment facilitate ‘Sustainability & Environmental Concerns in the Oil & Gas Industry’ roundtable for Next Wave young professionals at Offshore Technology Conference OTC 2011


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    Earth Day, 2011

    Monarch School & Momentum Bay’s HowToGreenSchools.com featured in National Real Estate Bisnow’s Earth Day publication to 400,000+ readers.


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    April 15, 2011

    Monarch School students & GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS’ Robinson lead Mayor of Houston’s Green Building Tour of Texas’ greenest K-12 school

    Today, The Mayor of Houston’s Green Building Tour showcased Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school – The Monarch School’s Chrysalis. Many of Monarch’s 112 students, staff, & green energy-green building-green business advisors welcomed guests with 20-minute tours.

    Notably, Monarch is on track to save $1,500,000+ on energy alone over its 90-year lease as Texas’ highest rated LEED certified (Gold) K-12 facility, one of few K-12 schools nationally to have earned the EPA’s “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” (designed to be among the nation’s top 14 percent of K-12 schools), and Texas’ first (the nation’s 2nd) 2011 ENERGY STAR label recipient.


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    April 13-14, 2011

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS & other energy industry experts attend Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Annual Meeting in The Woodlands, Texas


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    April 8, 2011

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS helps The Monarch School’s Chrysalis become 1st K-12 School in Texas & 2nd in U.S. to win 2011 ENERGY STAR label

    Today, just before a possible government shutdown, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program awarded The Monarch School’s Chrysalis building – Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school – with the first 2011 ENERGY STAR label by a K-12 school in Texas, & the second K-12 school in the United States to earn the 2011 ENERGY STAR building certification for exemplary green building operations.

    This award was a natural, but hard-earned follow through by the school after its rare “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” (DEES) certification for exemplary design back in 2009. Monarch’s Chrysalis is one of very few DEES recipients in history to earn the ongoing ENERGY STAR label. More—>


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    March 17, 2011 (St. Patrick’s Day, a very green day)

    Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) board approves Momentum Bay’s Mark Robinson as Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®)


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    February 15, 2011

    Founding Partner Robinson successfully passes Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Manager exam


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    January 25, 2011

    ULI-Houston recognizes The Monarch School & InTown Homes for Developments of Distinction

    Tonight, hundreds of Houston’s real estate professionals gathered with the Urban Land Institute to celebrate 2010’s Developments of Distinction. Momentum Bay’s & GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS’ clients The Monarch School & InTown Homes were recognized for their sustainable real estate development & design leadership. More—>


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    December 20, 2010

    HowToPlatinum.com: Momentum Bay helps Jacob White score Triple LEED Platinum

    In November, three of Jacob White’s real estate developments achieved LEED Platinum certification, ranking Jacob White, as the only private developer, owner or manager to have earned three or more Platinum certifications. Headquartered just south of Houston, Texas, since 1992, Jacob White is one of world’s leading sustainable real estate innovators, providing integrated, healthy, high performance green building development, design, construction and management. MORE (www.HowToPlatinum.com)—>

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    December 3, 2010

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS upgrades five more Toyota Priuses to Plug-Ins for City of Houston


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    November 2010

    Monarch School’s Chrysalis nominated as nonprofit finalist in ULI Houston Distinction Awards


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    June 17, 2010

    HowToGreenSchools.com: Autism / special education leader builds Texas’ greenest K-12 school

    The Monarch School, a national leader in special education programs for children with autism / Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and other neurological differences, is celebrating the A+ earned recently by its new Chrysalis green building. The environmentally cutting-edge, 100% green powered building is the first LEED® Gold certified and “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR®” certified special needs school in the United States, & Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school. MORE (HowToGreenSchools.com)—>


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    May 5, 2010

    Momentum Bay’s Robinson facilitates ‘Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives in the Oil & Gas Industry’ at 2010 OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) The Next Wave Workshop, sponsored by BP


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    April 22, 2010

    GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS helps church procure 100% green electricity on Earth Day, God’s day


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    April 15, 2010

    Texas banks & property manager of office building portfolio reap savings on 100% green power via electricity aggregation


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    February 26, 2010

    Momentum Bay presents ‘Higher Education Approach to Green Building’ at Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators 2010 Technology and Leadership Conference


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    August 25, 2009

    Momentum Bay invited to moderate green building roundtable at ULI Houston’s Urban Marketplace

    Today, over 400 real estate professionals attended ULI Houston’s annual Urban Marketplace. This year’s theme was “Upward Mobility.” And, Momentum Bay’s founding partner Mark Robinson was invited to moderate one of the roundtables on green building. MORE—>


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    July 27, 2009

    Monarch School’s new green building earns EPA’s rare “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” designation

    The EPA’s ENERGY STAR program recognized The Monarch School’s new green building as exemplary in design with its rare and coveted “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” (DEES) designation. The new design of The Monarch School’s Chrysalis building achieved an 86 out of 100. This score means that the building’s design ranks among that of the top 14 percent of buildings in the United States, saving 33% more energy & carbon than an average comparable building, the equivalent of more than $170,000 and 9,000,000 kWh of savings over the next 25 years, relative to the performance of an average comparable building. More—>


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    July 12 & 17, 2009

    HoustonPBS’ “Living Smart with Patricia Gras” hosts Momentum Bay’s founder Mark Robinson

    HoustonPBS’ “Living Smart with Patricia Gras” connects viewers personally with business-minded sustainability expert & practitioner Mark Robinson. In just 30 minutes, this show explores the challenges & questions we Americans face going green in a down economy where green has gone from voluntary to mandatory. More—>

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    July 2009

    Electricity Reliability Council of Texas approves Momentum Bay’s GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS as REC broker

    ERCOT approved Momentum Bay’s GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS service division as a broker of Renewable Energy Credits. This approval positions Momentum Bay to help clients avoid the multiple levels of markup from REC generators to master wholesale brokers to brokers and Retail Electric Providers (REPs) before benefitting commercial customers. While purchasing utility green power from REPs can cost a premium of five to eight percent over brown power, purchasing certified RECs directly from REC generators via GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS will make certified green power much more affordable to clients.


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    April 2009

    European “property Oscar®” competition refocuses on sustainable real estate investment, and features chapter by Robinson in documentary book

    The Prime Property Award 2008 by Union Investment refocused this year on sustainable real estate investment. Every year, Union Investment shares the learning from the competition as well as insights from other global leaders by publishing a documentary book. This year’s book showcased Europe’s best green buildings and featured sustainability experts, including Momentum Bay’s founder Mark Alan Robinson, who consulted as Hines’ first Sustainability Manager. Robinson’s chapter explains Hines’ game-changing, sustainable model for breaking real estate’s “vicious circle of blame.” More—>


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    March 31, 2009

    HinesREIT awarded highest honor as greenest REIT in world

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program presented Hines with one of its highest honors again—the Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Partner of the Year Award. This award attests to Hines’ extraordinary accomplishments in 2008, but two achievements in particular. First, roughly ten Hines developments earned the “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” designation. And, second, Hines labeled in one calendar year over 100 commercial office buildings representing over 55 million square feet, which equals one out of every nine square feet of office space in the United States that earned the ENERGY STAR label in 2008. Hines had also won the “Partner of the Year” award in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. In 2008, Momentum Bay’s Founder Mark Robinson was honored to serve as Hines’ first Sustainability Manager. In this role, Robinson helped Hines strategize, implement and articulate both corporate sustainability and sustainable real estate strategies that earned employees’, clients’ and competitors’ attention, with awards like ENERGY STAR’s “Partner of the Year” award. More—>


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    November 20, 2008

    HinesREIT awarded highest honor as greenest REIT in world

    Today, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and ENERGY STAR® awarded Hines REIT and its sponsor, Hines, with the highest honor (Gold) in this year’s “Leaders in the Light” Awards. This award positions Hines as the leading owner, developer and property manager of green office buildings in the United States. In 2008, Momentum Bay’s Founder Mark Robinson was honored to serve as Hines’ first Sustainability Manager. In this role, Robinson helped Hines strategize, implement and articulate both corporate sustainability and sustainable real estate strategies that earned employees’, clients’ and competitors’ attention, with awards like the “Leader in the Light” award. More—>


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    October 16, 2008

    HoustonPBS TV Special ‘Fuel for Thought’ Features Robinson

    HoustonPBS Channel 8 will air its exclusive ‘Fuel for Thought: High Gas Prices’ TV special October 17, 2008 at 8:30 PM and November 18th at 10:30 PM. The exclusive 30-minute show features energy and sustainability experts who demystify what’s driving high energy prices and volatility. More—>


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    September 2008

    Green Light for Ministry, featured in Church Production Magazine

    This month’s Church Production Magazine wraps up a great issue with an article by sustainability consultant Mark Robinson that inspires ministry teams to shine the light in a sustainable way. More—>


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    February 15, 2008

    Robinson & other Houston-area green building professionals lead Lorman seminar for designers, builders & developers

    Houston-area development, design & construction professionals learned all about sustainable development at Lorman Education’s 6-hour “Green or Sustainable Construction in Texas” seminar. More—>


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    January 1, 2008

    002Houston’s green issue features leading green businesses & leaders, including Momentum Bay

    It’s a happy, green new year in Houston. As part of its inaugural green issue, 002Houston Magazine features several of Houston’s leading green businesses & their founders , among them Momentum Bay & our founder Mark Robinson. “Green is not only mainstream in Houston, but also accessible, fun, affordable, hip & the right thing to do.” More—>


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    November 9, 2007

    World’s largest green building tradeshow hosts Cizik, Sleeth & Robinson to share “The Faith Case for Green”

    This morning in Chicago, roughly 500 of the 22,000+ attendees at Greenbuild 2007 wrapped up the conference with some of the nation’s leading eco-evangelists who encouraged the faith community to be the tipping point that takes green building, renewable energy, & creation care mainstream. Richard Cizik, Matthew Sleeth, & Mark Robinson reviewed the Biblical basis for creation care, updated the audience on how creation care has always fit our faith, & discussed why & how to “green” the church. More—>


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    October 24, 2007

    Churches learn how to go green at Worship Facilities Conference & Expo

    Today, in Atlanta, pastors, architects, builders, church consultants & facilities teams learned how green building can be profitable spiritually & financially at the 3rd Annual 2007 Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WfX). Momentum Bay opened the conference with a presentation entitled “What would Jesus build: Why & how to green your church.” More—>


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    October 6, 2007

    Houston’s renewable energy & green building leaders host National Solar Tour

    Now in its 12th year, the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour is the largest sustainable energy event in the U.S. This year, on Saturday, October 6 from noon to 5 PM, Houstonians will join some 100,000 people across the nation on a series of open-houses and informative tours. Attendees will see how neighbors are using clean sources of energy to save on energy bills & protect the environment, & learn about renewable energy options, energy efficient design, real world costs, current rebates available, and other valuable insights. More—>


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    October 4, 2007

    Environmental Bankers Association hosts Intro to ECO [BOOT CAMP] for Financial Services Professionals

    Leading financial industry professionals nationwide today learned all about the business case for green business & green buildings. The Environmental Bankers Association hosts monthly ‘green’ conference calls so that members can stay up-to-date on sustainability’s increasingly prominent role in financial services industry. This month’s conference featured Mark Alan Robinson, MBA, LEED, Partner at Momentum Bay Associates LP. Robinson presented a fun, customized & interactive Intro to Momentum Bay’s ECO [BOOT CAMP] for Financial Services Professionals, answering attendees’ most burning ‘green’ questions, including…  More—>


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    September 18, 2007

    Fort Bend Society of Commercial Realtors® hosts Intro to ECO [BOOT CAMP] for Real Estate Professionals

    Commercial real estate professionals in Fort Bend County, just southwest of Houston, featured more than Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham at this month’s breakfast meeting. Twenty-five guests learned quickly about the hottest trend in Texas real estate: GREEN. Momentum Bay’s founder highlighted the many research studies that testify to the strong business case for … More—>


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    September 14, 2007

    CCIM’s Houston / Gulf Coast Chapter’s members Go Green for MCE credit at ECO [BOOT CAMP]

    Today, Houston-area commercial real estate brokers got up-to-date on the hottest trend in Texas real estate: GREEN. CCIM’s Houston / Gulf Coast Chapter hosted Momentum Bay’s ECO [BOOT CAMP] for Real Estate Professionals. Momentum Bay created ECO [BOOT CAMP] in response to a need for wide & deep training about green buildings & green business. Instructor Mark Robinson commented, “We’re excited to see so many commercial & residential real estate brokers & agents going green so that their clients can enjoy healthier, more valuable built environments. More—>


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    August 23, 2007

    Robinson moderates ULI Urban Green panel on “Economics of Green Building”

    Today, the Urban Land Institute’s Houston Chapter sold out another Urban Marketplace with 540 attendees at the Hilton Americas downtown. This year’s theme was “Urban Green.” The day featured two panels that confirmed the audience’s two suspicions, that: 1) the trend of urban green development is coming to Houston in several large projects, & 2) green building finally makes more economic sense than conventional construction. Momentum Bay’s founder was invited to organize & host the second panel on the topic “The Economics of Green Building.” The diverse panel of experts included: More—>


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    August 22, 2007

    Robinson speaks about his green courtship, wedding, honeymoon & marriage at 10th Annual Texas Recycling & Sustainability Summit in Dallas

    This week, 350 sustainability professionals attended the 10th Annual Texas Recycling & Sustainability Summit in Plano, Texas. This year’s theme was “Live Green.” Momentum Bay’s founder was invited to share how sustainability has influenced his wife’s & his courtship, wedding, honeymoon, & marriage … and how living green has even led to substantial savings. More—>


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    August 1, 2007

    Houston-area Commercial Real Estate Brokers Go Green at ECO [BOOT CAMP]

    Next month, Houston-area commercial real estate brokers will get up to date on the hottest trend in Texas real estate: green. CCIM’s Houston-Gulf Coast Chapter will host Momentum Bay’s ECO [BOOT CAMP] for Real Estate Professionals for up to 200 attendees. More—>


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    June 14, 2007

    Rotarian Mark Robinson speaks for Rotary Club of Washington County

    Leslie Wood, Executive Director of the Unity Theater in Brenham and Program Committee Chair for the Rotary Club of Washington County, hosted Mark Robinson as today’s guest speaker. Mark spoke about “Creating a Sustainable Texas.” “It’s so exciting to be part of a group of 1.2 million fellow community leaders worldwide who genuinely and actively care about environmental stewardship issues, like access to clean water. What truly inspired me at this luncheon was sitting with a pastor who had written her thesis on ‘creation care’ … 15 years ago!” More—>


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    June 8, 2007

    Momentum Bay helps churches care for creation at Worship Facilities Conference & Expo

    Today, Momentum Bay’s submitted presentation “What would Jesus build: Why & how to green your church” was accepted as one of 68 sessions for inclusion in the 3rd Annual WFX Conference Program October 24-26, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. “We’re excited to work with leaders of the faith community to keep loving the things God loves — his people and environment — through healthy, efficient & affordable ‘green’ facilities” shared presenter Mark Robinson. Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) is the leading church facilities conference attended by roughly 4,000 pastors & church facilities team members who build and renovate $8 billion of churches yearly. More—>


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    May 10, 2007

    Momentum Bay invited to present “The Faith Case for Green” at Greenbuild®

    Today, the Greenbuild 2007 Program Committee finalized its selections for the 2007 educational program and accepted Momentum Bay’s proposed presentation, The Faith Case for Green, as one of fewer than 100 presentations from over 1,000 proposals submitted. Mark Robinson and his panel of leading Christian environmentalists will share the “The Faith Case for Green” November 7-9 in Chicago. More—>


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    April 21, 2007

    ECO PICNIC: A Christian Earth Day celebration raises awareness for The Clearing Ranch

    Three passionate Christian environmentalists — Rusty Pritchard, Matthew Sleeth & Mark Robinson — spoke to over one hundred picnickers in Brenham, Texas about environmental stewardship from a Biblical perspective. Everyone enjoyed great weather, organic food, wildflowers, “green” giveaways & live music. Kids especially enjoyed releasing 25,000+ lady bugs. More—>


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    April 15-20, 2007

    Green Savvy Texas Tour reaches 2,000+ students

    Over 2,000 students at Texas universities, high schools, and church youth groups were part of this week’s Green Savvy Texas Tour leading up to ECO PICNIC. J. Matthew Sleeth, MD, author of the book Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action and Mark Alan Robinson, MBA, LEED® shared how their personal faith journeys and careers as a doctor and businessman have led them to care for the things God loves: people and the environment. More—>


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    March 19, 2007

    Public Utility Commission of Texas approves Momentum Bay as electricity aggregator

    Today, the Public Utility Commission of Texas approved Momentum Bay as one of roughly 200 registered electricity aggregators. Now, Momentum Bay can provide discounted 100% renewable electricity to fellow neighborly Texans. The firm’s founder commented, “Our team is honored to be able to bring together other households & businesses in order to save money and to create a healthy, sustainable Texas.” More—>


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    March 15, 2007

    Texas bank goes green with Momentum Bay

    Bob New, CEO & President of Redstone Bank has retained Momentum Bay as its green marketing & strategy consultant to guide the bank’s team as they transform Redstone Bank into Green Bank. Momentum Bay team of professionals is providing green building consulting for the bank’s new headquarters that is pursuing LEED Certification, as well as many other marketing functions. More—>


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    November 2006

    Momentum Bay recognized as one of two Houston-area EPA Green Power Leaders

    Today, the EPA Green Power Partnership extended membership in its Green Power Leadership Club to Momentum Bay for exemplary green power procurement. While Momentum Bay is one of only two Houston-area companies that has committed to purchasing 100% green power, Texas ranks as the state with the most EPA Green Power Leaders – nearly three times any other state. One Momentum Bay team member offered, “Most Americans wouldn’t rank Texas as the most environmentally friendly state. But, we are in many ways – wind power generation and electricity choice by businesses. That’s encouraging.” More—>


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