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Resorts World Las Vegas Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

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LAS VEGAS — Resorts World Las Vegas announced it is now officially powered by 100% renewable energy in partnership with NV Energy. Since opening in 2021, the resort has decreased water consumption and energy use by more than 30%, based on industry standards, and utilizes dynamic building management systems to monitor and optimize energy and water usage.

The LEED Gold Certified facility has been committed to sustainability since its designing and construction process, and by partnering with NV Energy, Resorts World provides benefits to the local community, including job creation and land lease payments.

Resorts World followed strict benchmarks in the green building sector and ensured the actual construction of the building was sustainable, too, with more than 80% of waste and debris, by weight, diverted from landfills. A sizable solar array project with ample battery storage was needed to cover the resort’s solar energy needs, and with the Nevada desert having lots of flat, open land, the resort found an ideal spot for solar farms.

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Construction and supply chain delays did cause some challenges, but Resorts World moved forward with its commitment to sustainability amid fluctuating raw material costs and a more volatile solar marketplace following the pandemic.

But Resorts World isn’t just focused on running on renewable energy. As part of another area of sustainability, the team separates all food waste from the resort before it’s sent to local farms to be made into animal feed, and it partners with food donation programs, which convention and event organizers can participate in.

Now that the resort has reached its goal of being powered by 100% renewable energy, it looks forward to continued optimization and efficiency efforts, specifically consumptive water uses like evaporative cooling, irrigation, and pool and water features on the property.

“We are thrilled to have reached such an incredible milestone in our sustainability efforts after only two years of operation,” Resorts World Las Vegas President Peter LaVoie said. “The partnership with NV Energy has been integral in our efforts thus far, and we look forward to continuing our commitment to our community and environment as we work to further implement impactful changes across the resort.”

Looking at the entire destination, because of conservation efforts, the Las Vegas community’s per-capita water use declined by 47% from 2020 to 2022, with resorts only using 5% of the valley’s water supply, and 24% of Nevada Energy power comes from renewable resources. The MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array produces up to 90% of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas daytime power needs, spanning 65 million square feet of buildings across 13 properties, and 100% of the electricity used at The Venetian comes from renewable sources, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Other Las Vegas properties’ robust initiatives have included food donation, waste diversion from landfills and using LED energy efficient lighting. 

The 2024 Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, which recognizes the fastest-growing shows in the U.S. held in 2023, will take place at Resorts World May 8-10. 

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