Caesars Entertainment has selected Ecova to help it reach its goal of reducing waste generation by 50 percent by 2020, against a 2012 baseline, using Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform.
Prior to deploying the Ecova Platform, Caesars had made strides in reducing landfilled waste, including increasing annual waste diversion by 10 percent in both 2013 and 2014. However, the results of a recent audit of waste and waste practices at a Las Vegas area resort revealed opportunity for improvement.
Caesars, which operates under the Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brand names, achieved a 44 percent total waste diversion rate in 2014. To reach its enterprise goal of 50 percent of waste diversion by 2020, Caesars reached out to Ecova to understand its waste streams, optimize their waste strategy, and ultimately support a zero waste initiative.
Because the properties have casino space, hotel rooms, restaurants, shopping outlets and event arenas, all under one roof, they require a sustainability management partner that understands challenged faced by all of these business types and can create an all-in-one plan to achieve its goals, says Jeffrey Ruskowitz, manager of engineering and sustainable operations at Caesars Entertainment.
Ecova will provide Caesars with a total waste solution, which includes:
- Waste Bill Processing and Analysis
- Waste Service Management
- Waste Procurement
- Waste Optimization
- Zero Waste
To complement the services above, Caesars will utilize the Waste Manager Module on the Ecova Platform to inform sourcing and optimization strategy and support zero waste initiatives with comprehensive cost, service detail and contract insights. Through the Ecova platform, Caesars will have an all-in-one solution that removes the need to have separate applications or databases for energy, water, and waste data, improving data quality and ease of management, Ecova says.