New GE LED Lighting Advances Las Vegas Sands' "Sustainability" Meeting Program
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New GE LED lighting is helping Las Vegas Sands Corp. take another key step toward curbing environmental impact at its leading resort and meeting properties. As part of its Sands ECO 360o Green Meetings program, Las Vegas Sands has completed an expansive energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade to its meeting spaces at The VenetianThe Palazzo Las Vegas.
GE's new LED lighting in meeting rooms will save more than $400,000 a year that can be applied to other initiatives demonstrating Las Vegas Sands' environmental commitment. (Photo: General Electric)
Halogen bulbs in The VenetianThe Palazzo meeting rooms were replaced with more than 5,700 energy smart® BR30 LED lamps. This will reduce the resort's annual electricity use by nearly 4.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh), saving more than $400,000 in annual lighting costs that can be applied to other initiatives demonstrating Las Vegas Sands' environmental commitment.
The move to GE's energy-efficient LED lighting solution further enhances Las Vegas Sands' comprehensive Sands ECO 360°Global Sustainability program that features an array of best practices in four integral areas—green buildings, environmentally responsible operations, green meetings, and stakeholder engagement.
Las Vegas Sands first invested in GE's LED and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) in 2010 at The VenetianThe Palazzo, where 7-watt PAR20 LED lamps and 10- and 15-watt CFL bulbs were installed in more than 7,000 guest suites.
As a result of GE's more energy-efficient solutions, Las Vegas Sands has reduced its annual lighting spend by about $2 million overall including savings in suites and meeting spaces combined.
"The team at GE Lighting impressed us with the range of products that help us conserve even more energy without sacrificing the high aesthetic standards that our meeting and convention customers expect of a five-diamond resort and meeting center," said Norbert Riezler, senior vice president and chief procurement and sustainability officer at Las Vegas Sands.
A professional lighting audit can determine your potential to save like Las Vegas Sands. Visit www.gelighting.com/LVSC to learn more and schedule your free analysis.
About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™, and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYS: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130502005908/en/
David Schuellerman, 216-266-9702
KEYWORDS: United States North America Connecticut Nevada Ohio
The article New GE LED Lighting Advances Las Vegas Sands' "Sustainability" Meeting Program originally appeared on Fool.com.
Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.