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Time Warner Cable Cuts Carbon Intensity 38%

Time Warner CableTime Warner Cable has cut its carbon intensity 38 percent in two years, exceeding its goal of a 15 percent reduction against a 2012 baseline.

This includes:

  • Saving 267 metric tons of CO2e by recycling 100 percent of unused copper, 95 percent of cardboard and 75 percent of Styrofoam and packaging materials delivered to the National Center East (76.04 metric tons of copper, cardboard and wood pallets diverted from landfill in 2013).
  • Making Ford Fusion hybrid the standard TWC passenger car, achieving a 33 percent increase in fuel efficiency and saving a future estimate of 30,000 gallons of gasoline and 210 tons of CO2e monthly.
  • Replacing 173 New York City vans with new Transit Connects (Ford service van), saving 553 gallons of fuel; $2,245 and 5.35 tons of carbon per month.
  • Achieving 9 percent efficiency for NDC2 Coudersport Cooling System (measured against Q4 2012 baseline for compressor run hours). As of September 2013, these efficiencies represented an average savings of $9,700 per month going forward and 1,592 metric tons of CO2e reduced since August 2012.
  • Achieving Silver LEED Certification for the Charlotte National Data Center East, Charlotte Office, and Herndon Dulles View Office.

The company says in 2014, more than 50 percent of all suppliers and vendors were screened using environmental criteria. More than 20 percent of total office supply spend is on green products and new systems are in place to increase green spending.

The company also achieved the goal of having at least 90 percent of all new set-top boxes meet Energy Star 3.0 efficiency standards.

In 2013, TWC and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department, developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

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