Reducing Energy Consumption
Reducing energy consumption is a key element of our #CodeGreen strategy to practice comprehensive environmental stewardship. Every Caesars property, new or old, renovated or newly constructed, maintains a series of ongoing energy efficiency projects. In the last decade, we have invested in more than 180 major energy efficiency initiatives.
From 2007 to 2015, Caesars reduced energy consumption (fossil fuel based) per 1,000 air-conditioned feet by 23.4 percent.
Our progress reflects many years of hard work around energy and carbon management. We continue to evolve our programs, focusing on high-value projects that utilize new technologies to lower energy and water use, reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impact. In 2015, we set a course to replace every light source with high-efficacy LED bulbs. We embarked on a comprehensive retro-commissioning program to increase central plant operating efficiencies. And we implemented a new standard for network integrated guest-room occupancy controls. Although we’ve made progress, we fully understand there’s a lot more to do and we’re committed to the journey.
– Eric Dominguez, Vice President of Facilities, Engineering & Sustainability
CAESARS CITIZENSHIP BLOG SPOTLIGHT
Located on the Rincon Indian Reservation, in Valley Center, Harrah’s Resort Southern California (HRSC) has abundant access to the California sun. Excellent – what a perfect opportunity for solar. Since installing solar across the property in 2009, HRSC has generated 1.6 MW of sun-powered energy annually!
Read more and watch a video on the project on Caesars Citizenship Blog.
Our multi-year efforts in retro-commissioning major mechanical equipment continued this year at several properties. We completed our Harrah’s Las Vegas project in May 2015 following an extensive study that was conducted in 2013 on the property’s HVAC systems. Based on the results of the study, we implemented a $1.2 million energy efficiency upgrade, which began in July 2014. Major efficiencies were gained through:
- Chilled water plant controls optimization
- Conversion of constant volume air handling units (AHU’s) to variable volume/temperature units
- Replacing mechanical controls on pressure steam boilers and upgrading insulation on many fixtures