CES Green

CES and Green

The 2015 International CES championed several green initiatives in our effort to reduce waste and give back to the local Las Vegas community. Here are a few highlights:

  • Over 74 percent of carpet used during the show was returned to our general contractor Freeman’s inventory for reuse
  • Over 48,000 square feet of magnetic banners were recycled
  • Over 89,000 square feet of other show graphics were recycled or returned to Freeman inventory for reuse
  • Freeman worked with a number of our exhibitors to donate materials to the following organizations in Las Vegas, including Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village and New Vista
  • In total, Freeman loaded 12 flatbed trailers with donated materials and reclaimed or recycled 60 percent of bulk trash
  • Returned show badges were recycled along with the plastic material and repurposed into hotel room key cards
  • View the 2014 CES Green Guide for information what some of our exhibitors are doing and to learn more about CEA’s ecycling and sustainability initiatives

Along with the greening of show materials, the Consumer Electronics Association, owner and producer of the International CES, EA has a long history of supporting sustainability programs in the city of Las Vegas
This past year at the 2014 International CES, CEA donated $10,000 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ DesertSol project and $25,000 to the Springs Preserve. UNLV’s DesertSol solar house was the second-place winner, and first among U.S. organizations, at the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. This donation was to congratulate the UNLV DesertSol team on their success and help further the DesertSol project. CEA’s donation to the Springs Preserve assisted in the move of DesertSol to its permanent location in Las Vegas. DesertSol opened to the public in February 2014 and will remain a site for continued research and development of renewable energy for UNLV faculty, students and industry professionals.
In 2013, CEA contributed $50,000 to Green Chips for a project that transformed the iconic ”Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Boulevard into a solar-powered masterpiece. CEA also donated to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to install electric vehicle charging stations at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To find electric vehicle charging stations at the LVCC and around Las Vegas, visit CarStations, chargepoint or Alternative Fuels Data Center.
In 2012, CEA donated $50,000 to Green Chips to retrofit the Las Vegas Rescue Mission with solar panel systems to reduce energy costs and lower operating costs enabling Rescue Mission to focus on serving the homeless of Las Vegas. Additionally, CEA gave $25,000 to Repurpose AMERICA to use repurposed banners from the CES to create a sunshade at UNLV’s Rebel Recycling Center.
In 2011, CEA donated $75,000 to Green Chips to retrofit the Salvation Army with solar panel systems to reduce energy costs and utilize the ultimate source of renewable energy.
In 2010, CEA donated $50,000 to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to purchase seven Vetrix electric motorcycles which are on the streets of the tourist corridor every day helping to keeping Las Vegas both safe and green.