FOX has finalized its “Green with Emmy” campaign by securing renewable energy for the month of September for the Shrine Auditorium and by installing a solar panel canopy over the Red Carpet grandstands for the 59TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS airing live Sunday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. These eco-friendly initiatives will reduce the carbon footprint of the Emmys, as part of FOX’s ongoing effort to reduce its impact on the world’s climate and become carbon neutral by 2010.
FOX, in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), secured renewable energy for the Shrine Auditorium for the first time in Emmy or Shrine history. The power will be provided by LADWP’s “Green Power for a Green LA Program” and sources will include a combination of solar energy, wind energy and hydropower. Find out more about these low-carbon energy sources at http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp001220.jsp .
In another unprecedented element, FOX will install a solar panel canopy – a UNI-SOLAR® 12.5 KW Solar PV System (www.uni-solar.com) – over the Primetime Emmy Red Carpet grandstand to supplement the power for the red carpet area. The renewable energy source provided by United Solar Ovonic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENER), will feature laminates installed on 2,700 square feet of slate blue standing seam metal roofing manufactured by Englert, Inc. to form a sun canopy. The solar system will be tied into the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power utility grid and will reduce the amount of power FOX will pull from generators and the LADWP.
After the Primetime Emmys, the solar panel system will be donated to a middle school in Chatsworth, CA. Once permanently installed, the system will mitigate an average of 28,172 pounds (or 14 tons) of CO2 each year (in addition to 120 pounds of SO2 and 60 pounds of NOx), and will generate renewable energy for the next 25 years.
The “Green with Emmy” campaign encompasses all major Television Academy and FOX events, including the Nomination Announcement, the 59TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS arrivals and telecast, the Creative Arts and Governors balls, and the FOX Emmy Awards after-party.