At OUC, we understand there is no greater commitment we share than caring for our environment. Clean lakes and rivers, pure air and clear skies make our region the envy of many. That’s why for more than 85 years, OUC has been one of Central Florida’s leading environmental stewards.
OUC’s fleet of power generation plants have been built with the most environmentally friendly technologies available at the time of construction. From our successful landfill gas partnership to innovative renewable energy programs, OUC continues to fund a variety of environmental initiatives. And more are on the way.
OUC will regularly highlight the latest news and information involving green initiatives and programs along with tips on how you and your family can help protect our environment.
OUC experts have compiled a list of their favorite environmentally friendly sites that offer in-depth information on green programs as well as tons of great tips on how you can conserve resources, protect the environment, and save money.
Florida Renewable Energy Assocation (FREA): A statewide organization based in Orlando that provides educational seminars and events to the public on renewable energy.
Energy Star: The EPA's energy efficiency website that offers links to energy efficient appliances that carry the Energy Star Logo and provides home improvement ideas and information on qualifying for tax credits. See more environmental sites.
To learn more about environmental issues and find out what other businesses are doing to promote green initiatives, check out the following sites:
EPA's energy efficiency site offers links to energy efficient appliances that carry the Energy Star Logo as well as building contractors and developers that design energy efficient communities. It also provides home improvement ideas and information on qualifying for tax credits.
Offers user-friendly information on alternative fuels, hydrogen, solar, biomass energy and energy-efficiency.
Provides state-level green building information with a focus on Florida's unique climate.
A statewide organization based in Orlando that provides educational seminars and events to the public on renewable energy.
Features information for consumers, teachers/students, industry professionals and researchers on solar electricity, solar hot water, green building, energy efficiency, hydrogen research and alternative fuels.
Provides a directory of green building resources that matches up with the LEED program.
A national nonprofit organization that provides educational information on renewable energy.
Provides green home building guidelines, profiles of green building programs and a list of green building publications and resources.
Provides an array of information on renewable energy and green building design. Lab is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy.
and learn how you can reduce your household's impact on the environment.
Provides the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system to assist builders, architects and developers in creating sustainable building and community designs.
to find out how much you can save by going solar. You can also find solar professionals, solar resources, links and frequently asked questions.
OUC employees have donated more than 55,000 hours and $200,000 to 180 community organizations since 1993.
Among the many organizations that have benefited from our volunteer efforts are Easter Seals, Orlando Humane Society, Second Harvest Food Bank, March of Dimes, Seniors First (Meals on Wheels), Juvenile Diabetes, CrimeLine, Junior Achievement, UCF Shakespeare Festival, and more.
A number of OUC employees give up their lunch hour to teach economics and other business-related subjects to students through the Junior Achievement program. OUC also sponsors JA's "Our City" program, which provides economic education to elementary students.
OUC is a major sponsor of the annual Osceola County Academy Awards of Education, honoring outstanding teachers. The event provides an opportunity for the school district and business community to join together to recognize the special contributions of Osceola County's teachers. Each year, OUC presents the "Teacher of the Year" award to one of the county’s most outstanding educators.
OUC was the first business partner to support the Children's Safety Village, a joint collaboration among the City of Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and the Orlando Police Department. This child-sized city teaches various aspects of safety including street safety, bike safety, water safety, electric safety, poisonous plants, and street danger. OUC installed a mini-electric substation in the Village, which is used to teach about electric safety and power lines.