OUR STRATEGY >
As a developer of Integrated Resorts, we have the opportunity to influence design and construction decisions to build high-performance green buildings.
Third-party certifications validate our environmental record and achievements. We adopt regional standards at our properties to address local environmental issues.
Our journey of sustainable development...
The Palazzo Las Vegas was our first green building constructed according to the LEED rating system.
Built on the 126-acre former Bethlehem Steel plant, Sands Bethlehem is the largest remediated brownfield site in the United States. This project demonstrated our commitment to preservation.
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore was designed and built using the Singapore Building Construction Authority Green Mark Standard, with sustainable features such as a rainwater harvest system and wind-activated art that reduces solar heat transfer.
Sands Cotai Central was our first property in Macao to introduce sustainability features such as recycling and more efficient LED lighting into the development process.
The Global Sustainable Development Standards were created for new development and renovation projects.
With our rapid expansion in Macao, we relocated a green building expert to oversee the implementation of our Sustainable Development Standards.
After successfully deploying the standards in new development projects, we applied them to upgrading our existing buildings. We opened The St. Regis Macao, our first property with all LED lighting.
Las Vegas Sands has made a firm commitment to incorporate sustainable standards into our new developments. The Parisian Macao, due to open in 2016, was built according to our Sustainable Development Standards, incorporating the latest efficiency technologies including:
- 100% LED lighting installation expected to save more than 5 million kWh of electricity every year
- low-flow water fixtures with estimated annual water savings of 12.2 million gallons
- high-performance glazing to significantly reduce the building’s solar heat gain
- infrastructure built to use grey water (when recycled water becomes available in Macao).
The resort will be our first project in Macao to pursue LEED certification and our most sustainable property to date.
We installed 680 solar photovoltaic panels on top of the Team Member parking garage in Las Vegas, which generates 116 kW (DC) of electricity. At The Palazzo we have one of the largest rooftop solar-thermal systems in the United States to provide hot water for swimming pools, spas, and a portion of the hotel tower. Sands Macao added pole-mounted lights with micro-wind turbines, which harness energy from both the wind and the sun.