Las Vegas Sands Exceeds Energy Savings Goal
Las Vegas Sands is demonstrating impressive energy efficiency leadership by becoming the first hospitality partner to achieve its Better Buildings Challenge energy savings goal. Across its 17.3 million square-foot portfolio, Sands has improved energy performance by 24% from a 2011 baseline, surpassing its goal of 20% by 2024.
At its Las Vegas campus, which includes the three towers of The Venetian Resort and adjacent Sands Expo, the company focused on guestroom renovations, lighting and control upgrades, and optimizing central plant performance as primary opportunities to save energy and improve efficiency. The resort has also implemented an innovative nano-filtration system, filtering 22 million gallons of groundwater below the Las Vegas Strip into water that can be used for irrigation.
In addition to these upgrades, Sands has continued to focus on internal Team Member engagement as a key strategy for success. Sands has been able to foster a culture of sustainability by incorporating energy-saving best practices into standard operating procedures across departments and encouraging staff to help identify opportunities for energy and water efficiency savings through the Green Ideas Challenge.
Sands continues to expand upon their Sands ECO360 global sustainability program as they work to be a leader in sustainable development and integrated resort operations. The Sands ECO360 program focuses on the following key areas: green buildings, environmentally responsible operations, green meetings and events, and stakeholder engagement.
To learn more about Las Vegas Sands' efforts as a Better Buildings Challenge partner, check out their partner profile.