MORE than just an idea... it's our way of doing business.
Our responsibility to the planet is as important to us as our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our guests and team members. The Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability Strategy is designed to help minimise our environmental impact, and it reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. Our legacy must be to leave a responsible, cleaner, and safer world for future generations. At Sands China, this is far more than just an idea.
More information about the Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability Strategy and the Environmental Reports published by Las Vegas Sands Corp. covering its global properties is available at http://www.sands.com/sands-eco-360/our-vision.html.
SANDS ECO360 STRATEGY: THE FULL CIRCLE
Sands China Ltd. is committed to environmental responsibility by promoting sustainable development, reducing the impact of our operations on the natural environment, and enhancing the resort experience of our guests as well as the quality of life in the communities where we operate. We developed the Sands ECO360 strategy as a roadmap for continuous improvement of our environmental stewardship, including the programmes highlighted below.
EARTH HOUR, EVERY MONTH
Starting with Conrad Macao, Cotai Central in January 2013, all five of Sands China’s properties – Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – have since joined together to lead the Earth Hour, Every Month initiative, which has garnered support from hotels and resorts in Macao and around the world. More information is available at Facebook.com/EarthHourEveryMonth and Twitter.com/EarthHourX12.
MACAO GREEN HOTEL AWARD
The Macao government has awarded five hotels at our properties with a Macao Green Hotel Award, which aims to raise the awareness of the importance of environmental management in Macao's hotel industry and commend those hotels which have adopted environmental measures. Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, and the Conrad, Sheraton Grand and Holiday Inn at Sands Cotai Central are each Gold category winners.
ENERGY SAVINGS AT THE VENETIAN MACAO
From the time of its 2007 opening until 2011, The Venetian Macao reduced its total electrical bill by 13% (corresponding to 39 Million kWh of energy saved per year), and recycled 1,433 tonnes of paper. In 2011, in just six months, The Venetian Macao replaced 250,000 lights to more energy-efficient bulbs, representing nearly 14 Million kWh in savings. The Venetian Macao’s chiller plant team installed a computer programme that allows the plant to work in automatic mode, decreasing the chiller’s energy consumption by 20% per year. This initiative allows us to save around 16 Million kWh per year. The Venetian Macao installed water-saving shower heads in its 3,000 hotel suites, around 1,000 water flow controllers, and an automatic irrigation system, resulting in total water savings of 342 million litres per year, or the equivalent of around 120 Olympic swimming pools.
ENERGY SAVINGS AT THE PARISIAN MACAO
Opened in September 2016, The Parisian Macao is Las Vegas Sands’ and Sands China’s most energy-efficient property to date. The property is targeting LEED silver certification for new construction and would be the first integrated resort in Macao to do so for the entirety of its operation. Many of the resort’s comprehensive sustainability initiatives represent new features not yet seen in Macao or in an integrated resort of this scale in the region. A full 100 per cent of The Parisian’s interior and exterior lighting is LED, expected to save more than 5 million kWh of electricity each year. High-performance window glazing on the exterior of the building reduces the amount of solar heat transferred through the windows, translating to US$600,000 in energy savings annually. The property’s inclusion of energy recovery wheels has an additional estimated saving potential of about US $175,000 a year. Ultra-efficient low-flow water fixtures reduce the resort’s water usage by more than 40 per cent compared to traditional fixtures, saving enough water each year to fill nearly 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The Parisian’s entire fleet of guest shuttle buses run on low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) technology and all guest parking is located underground, significantly reducing the heat island effect typical of urban buildings. Overall, these and many other measures mean The Parisian Macao’s overall energy performance operates at nearly 25 per cent better than industry baseline standards, a savings of US$3.9 million a year – equal to approximately 26 million kWh saved.