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Timberland Tire

Timberland, Omni Recycle Tires into Footwear

Timberland and tire manufacturer and distributor Omni United have created tires designed to be recycled into footwear outsoles at the end of their life on the road. The co-branded line of tires was unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association automotive trade show in Las Vegas earlier this week. The … Read more »

Airport Cuts Costs, Packaging Waste with Ecolab Cleaning System

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport cut costs and packaging waste after installing Ecolab’s Hydris cleaning system. In addition to being safer for the environment and employees, the non-toxic cleaning system has helped the airport control costs with a monthly lease, reduce packaging waste and lower shipping expenses, says Ralph LePore, … Read more »

MGM Grand

Last Vegas Strip Cleans Up Waste Management Act

MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands Corp. are among the Las Vegas resort operators working to cut waste and boost recycling, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Waste management efforts include composing thousands of tons of leftover food, sending used shampoo bottles and bars of soap to poor … Read more »

Las Vegas Deploys BuildingIQ’s Energy Management System

The City of Las Vegas will be the first city to deploy BuildingIQ’s cloud-based energy management system broadly. The deployment is part of utility NV Energy’s mPowered program. By utilizing BuildingIQ’s optimization software, Las Vegas will become the first major city in the country to leverage this type of energy … Read more »

CCSD

Las Vegas School District Saves $12,500 per Day from Lighting Retrofit

The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas – the fifth largest school district in the nation – retrofitted lighting at 152 of the older schools in its 357-school district and is reaping savings of $12,500 per day, based on the 180-day school year. Nevada’s primary utility NV Energy … Read more »

indoor agriculture

Nevada Develops Indoor Agriculture Industry

Nevada is encouraging the development of indoor farming in the state, a low-water use sustainable agriculture practice that could help reduce the state’s dependence on unpredictable tourism spending. The sector is still small in the US and not one state has cornered the market, the Associated Press reports. Nevada hopes … Read more »

LED Street Lights Save Las Vegas $2 Million Per Year

Las Vegas has installed 42,000 new LED streetlights and is saving $2 million a year on reduced electricity bills and maintenance costs. The new LEDs cut the city’s electricity bill for streetlights in half, and the new bulbs last almost three times as long as the old bulbs before they … Read more »

Caesars Sustainability Report: Normalized Emissions Drop 5%

Caesars Sustainability Report: Normalized Emissions Drop 5%

Caesars Entertainment Corporation reduced its normalized greenhouse gas by 5 percent year-on-year in 2011, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2010, the casino and entertainment company emitted 19.7 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of space compared to 18.7 mt in 2011, the report says. Since … Read more »