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Larry H. Miller company joins local utilities to form ‘green team'



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Energy is critical to the Jazz on and off the court. Tuesday, the franchise teamed up with Rocky Mountain Power and Questar Gas to promote energy conservation in the community and build a "green team."

The Jazz, the Salt Lake Bees, EnergySolutions Arena and other Larry H. Miller sports and entertainment properties are on a mission to cut their gas and electric bills. The business entities and their employees will work to identify ways to be more environmentally responsible in their facilities.

They will use all of their resources: athletes, TV ads, even the Jazz Bear to motivate and help our state and region conserve energy. Company CEO Greg Miller says his businesses want to take the lead.

"I think we need to take a long-term approach and make sure we're leaving enough resources for our children and their children, as well as looking for ways to develop renewable energy resources," Miller said.

The Larry H. Miller properties are conducting energy audits to target areas for savings. For example, out on the plaza at EnergySolutions Arena they only lit up the Christmas lights on event nights during the 2008 holiday season rather than every night, saving thousands of dollars.

The company also put out this insert in the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune Tuesday with basics on conservation and green solutions. It's called "Let's Go Green with the Utah Jazz."

E-mail: jboal@ksl.com

Jed Boal

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