DOE Better Buildings honors Las Vegas Sands Corp. for Venetian, Palazzo Showcase Project

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Better Buildings Beat Team
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Oct 05, 2017

On September 20, 2017, representatives from the Department of Energy traveled to The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo and Convention Center to honor Las Vegas Sands Corp. for its energy-efficiency work at the largest hotel under one roof in the world. At these properties, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has reduced energy consumption by more than 22 percent since 2011.

Media was invited to attend the event, and DOE-spokespeople along with corporate leadership were on site to walk reporters through the energy- and water-efficiency upgrades made across the properties. The Las Vegas Sands Corp. Vice President of Global Sustainability weighed in on the value of Sands’ partnership with the Better Buildings Challenge.

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to enhance building efficiency and reduce energy costs throughout our properties,” said Katarina Tesarova, Vice President of Global Sustainability, Las Vegas Sands Corp. “Joining the Better Buildings Challenge gave us access to additional expertise in identifying new innovative solutions for energy conservation.”

The tour started with The Venetian and The Palazzo guest suites, where an estimated 8 million kWh of electricity and 30 million gallons of water have been saved per year through upgrades to guest room appliances and the installation of 100 percent LED lighting in each room. Water savings was aided with the addition of low-flow shower heads and faucets in the bathrooms.

The tour continued to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, where its wireless lighting control system and LED-lighting upgrades were showcased in the exhibit halls. These improvements have saved the hotel approximately 3.1 million kWh in electricity use per year.

Finally, the tour wrapped up with a nano water-filtration system that converts unusable groundwater into an average of 20 million gallons per year of water used for landscaping, street cleaning, and the Palazzo Fountain.”

Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s efforts at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo were recognized beyond the Department of Energy, as a wide array of media covered the hotel’s recognition: