Caesars Palace Conference Center Expansion Achieves LEED Silver

Its recent expansion of the Caesars Palace Conference Center at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas — completed in 2009 — has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced last month.

"The attainment of LEED Silver certification for the expansion of the Caesars Palace Conference Center is a large achievement for Caesars Entertainment and its conservation and sustainability efforts," said Eric Dominguez, corporate director of energy and environmental services for Caesars Entertainment. "By using less energy and water, the conference center will effectively save environmental resources and decrease our greenhouse gas emission, contributing to a healthier environment for our employees and the community."

The 110,000-square-foot conference center expansion — which includes two 52,000-square-foot ballrooms — was recognized for its sustainable building and operations practices, including its use of energy-efficient lighting and water-smart plumbing fixtures.

"Caesars Entertainment's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," said USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi. "The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and the Caesars Palace Conference Center expansion project serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish."

In the past seven years, Caesars has completed more than 110 conservation projects worth $60 million at its U.S. casino resorts. Collectively, it said, those conservation investments have dramatically reduced the company's energy usage and carbon emissions, the latter of which has been reduced by 243 million pounds — the equivalent 247,000 barrels of oil.

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