Promoting local sustainability efforts, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced they will support two local projects in the Las Vegas area.
The owner and producer of the International CES made a donation to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) DesertSol solar house and to the Springs Preserve toward the DesertSol project.
The DesertSol solar house, created by UNLV, was a second-place winner, and first among U.S. organizations, at the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.
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.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA, said his association is grateful for the continued partnership with the city of Las Vegas.
“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,” Shapiro said.
During the 2013 International CES, CEA made a donation 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 “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Also in 2013, CEA donated funds to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to install two electric vehicle charging stations at the Las Vegas Convention Center.