Last month, Comcast installed a 760-panel rooftop solar system at its University Heights multi-purpose facility. The installation is part of the telecomms giant’s initiative to invest in more sustainability efforts.
Comcast’s new solar system is expected to reduce 272 metric tons of CO2 regionally, which is “as much as 385 megawatt-hours of energy annually, or the equivalent of 37 homes’ worth of electricity,” the company shared in a press release. The telecomms giant worked with Hanover, Maryland-based Maicom, designer and builder of networking facilities and data centers, to install its new solar panels.
“Our commitment to innovation stems further than our products and services and into our commitment to implement sustainable resources for our employees and our communities,” said Mary McLaughlin, SVP of Comcast’s Beltway region, in a statement. “We are proud to be part of the sustainable initiatives happening throughout Washington, D.C. and will continue to find new ways to go green.”
Prior to adding solar panels to its D.C. facility, Comcast installed an electric car charging station for its employees to use and more efficient HVAC units. The company also switched all of its lighting to LED at the University Heights office and at more than 30 sites in the area.
“We are delighted to see Comcast stepping up and doing their part,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “Our hope is that more businesses will follow Comcast’s lead in taking concrete steps to ensure Washington, D.C. is the greenest, most resilient, and most sustainable city in the world.”
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