LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At a dedication event held today, Cox Enterprises announced the completion of solar projects at its Cox Communications facility in Las Vegas and its Manheim Nevada facility in North Las Vegas. Combined, the solar installations annually prevent more than 1,700 tons of carbon from entering the environment. The installations produce 1,523 kW of clean energy, equivalent to the amount needed to power 238 homes.
Cox Enterprises launched its national Cox Conserves program in 2007 and has invested more than $100 million in sustainability and conservation initiatives since that time. Through these investments, the company has prevented 65,000 tons of carbon from entering the environment, diverted 6,000 tons of waste from landfill and conserved 55 million gallons of water. The company recently committed to invest $25 million in sustainable companies and technologies by 2020.
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Located at the company's Las Vegas data center, the Cox Communications project is a 427kW ground mount installation that powers 65 percent of the building. The installation produces the amount of energy needed to power 65 homes and prevents 486 tons of carbon from entering the environment.
"I'm proud that we are harnessing the sun's power to create clean energy in Nevada," said Michael F. Bolognini, vice president and market leader, Cox Communications of Las Vegas. "We understand the importance of thinking globally and acting locally. This is a great example of how a local project can have an impact on the environment, something we all share."
In addition to the solar project, Cox Communications has a robust waste management program at its Las Vegas facilities. In 2015 alone, the program diverted nearly 105 tons of waste from local landfills.
According to Green Fleet magazine, Cox Enterprises has one of the nation's largest and greenest fleets. Many of the vehicles are utilized by Cox Communications' field service technicians.
Manheim Nevada's ground mount array is 1096kW, produces 62 percent of the facility's energy and prevents 1,270 tons of carbon from entering the environment.
"At Manheim, we know that efficiency is key to success in business," said Manheim Nevada's General Manager Eddie Lafferty. "In this case, we're excited that the efficiency is also good for the environment. We are committed to conservation, and we encourage our employees and customers to embrace eco-friendly behavior. We strive to leave a legacy of environmental responsibility so our community and its children can continue to thrive in the Las Vegas valley."
Manheim Nevada also completed a variable speed drive air compressor project that prevents nearly 19 tons of carbon from entering the environment.
About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
Manheim® is North America's leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through its 115 physical, digital and mobile auction sales, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about seven million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $50 billion in value and generate annual revenues of more than $2.6 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.
SOURCE Cox Enterprises, Inc.