The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and
producer of the International CES®, the world's gathering
place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, held
annually in Las Vegas, today announced the continuation of its tradition
to award local organizations with funds for sustainability projects.
This year, CEA is donating funds to University of Nevada, Las Vegas's
solar house and to the Springs
Preserve toward the DesertSol project.
"The International CES has called Las Vegas home for decades, and we are
grateful for the continued partnership with the city," said Gary
Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "Our industry is making great strides
forward in increasing sustainability and we're proud to invest in local
sustainability projects that benefit Las Vegas residents and visitors.
This year's donation will help support UNLV's DesertSol project
transition and expand its role in educating the public about sustainable
living in the Southern Nevada region."
The DesertSol solar house, created by UNLV, was the second-place winner,
and first among U.S. organizations, at the 2013 U.S. Department of
Energy's (DOE) Solar Decathlon. This donation is to congratulate the
UNLV DesertSol team on their success and help further the project.
DesertSol will be transported to the Springs Preserve where it will act
as a living classroom for the next year, reporting data back to UNLV
students and faculty.
"One of the main goals of this project was to help educate not only our
students but the community about the benefits of building and living
sustainably in our region," said Dr. Tom Piechota, Interim Vice
President for Research and Economic Development at UNLV. "We were very
happy about how enthusiastically community members embraced this project
and our success. This gift from CEA will help us continue what we
started and is an investment in future sustainable learning projects in
Nevada and on campus. We are thrilled to be partnering with CEA."
CEA's donation to the Springs Preserve will assist the move of DesertSol
to its new location. The Springs Preserve is a world-class facility that
promotes community, conservation, preservation and sustainability in the
Southern Nevada region, and is the world's largest campus of
platinum-rated U.S. Green Building Council LEED buildings. The Preserve
aims to inspire visitors to implement green living practices and
technologies in their own homes, and for the house to remain a site for
continued research and development of renewable energy for UNLV faculty,
students and industry professionals.
Last year, at the 2013 International CES, CEA donated funds to Green
Chips, a unique public/private partnership to encourage environmental
sustainability initiatives in Southern Nevada, which used the investment
to support a solar installation project at the iconic "Welcome to
Fabulous Las Vegas" sign on Las Vegas Boulevard. Additionally, CEA
donated funds to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
to install two electric vehicle charging stations recently at the Las
Vegas Convention Center.
The 2014 International CES opens tomorrow and runs until Friday at the
Las Vegas Convention Center and other locations throughout the city. The
2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest
consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories.
At the 2014 CES, CEA will incorporate a number of sustainable practices,
including the use of recyclable carpet and exhibit materials; mandating
that paperless exhibitor press kits be available online, or via USB or
DVD; and printing on recycled paper, using soy-based ink and meeting the
standards of the Sustainable Forest Initiative and Forest Stewardship
Council. For more information on sustainability efforts at CES, visit CESweb.org/green.
During the 2013 International CES, CEA increased its overall
reuse/recycle rate to 81 percent and collected a record amount of show
materials and graphics to recycle and repurpose, totaling over 108,000
square feet and 19,000 pounds. CEA produced over 243,000 badge holders
made from last year's vinyl banners and collected over 58,000 badge
holders after the show to repurpose for a third life. For more
information on the sustainability practices of the 2014 International
CES please go to CESweb.org/green. To learn more about how to live
green, buy green, and recycle responsibly, visit GreenerGadgets.org.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade
association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics
industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA
membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical
training and education, industry promotion, standards development and
the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and
produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All
profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA
online at www.CE.org,
and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social
The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive
on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving
ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40
years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced
to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES
features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and
produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology
trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer
electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and
pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues
are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org
and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social
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