Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Wynn Resorts Gains Acceptance into US EPA’s Green Power Partnership

Wynn Resorts‘s Las Vegas property has been accepted into the Green Power partnership of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reaching a new milestone in the company’s use of renewable energy.

Wynn is now the largest Green Power partner within the hotel industry and the only Nevada casino resort accepted into the partnership. The gambling operator, alongside with a collection of other organisations, “are voluntarily leading the innovation, production and use of green energy in America”.

Going Green

Wynn’s most recent green initiative comes after the launch of its 160-acre solar facility in June. Together with 103,000 square feet of rooftop solar panels, a total of more than 45 million kilowatt-hours of green power is generated every year, supplying 25% of Wynn Las Vegas‘s electric load.

The US EPA pointed out that the amount of green energy Wynn Las Vegas had been using was the equivalent to the annual electricity use of over 4,000 homes in America. This explains why the casino resort was qualified to become a member of “an elite group of of Fortune 500 companies that are current Green Power partners”. Examples of these companies include Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America and Starbucks.

“It is an honour to be recognised by the US EPA for our commitment to protecting our planet’s resources,” said Wynn Resorts’s Chief Sustainability Officer Erik Hansen.

“We are proud to be the national leader in green energy use in the hotel industry, proving that integrating large-scale energy efficient measures can be done in a way that only enhances the guest experience.” He continued.