Chevron believes that one of the best ways to protect the environment is to conserve energy and use it efficiently. Wise energy use reduces greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates waste, and stretches available crude oil and natural gas supplies. Improving energy efficiency is part of Chevron's long-term business strategy. Our new office complex in Covington, Louisiana, is a good example. Completed in 2008, it is certified as "gold" by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a program of the U.S. Green Building Council. Our subsidiary Chevron Energy Solutions also is helping external and internal clients use energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to optimize the performance of their facilities.