Wynn Las Vegas flexes its ‘Green Power’ in EPA partnership
Achieving an environmental milestone, Wynn Las Vegas has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Green Power Partnership,” which is a collection of organizations pioneering the creation, production and implementation of green energy initiatives in the United States. Wynn scored the honor after the debut earlier this year of its new, 160-acre solar facility that generates renewable energy for the resort.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the U.S. EPA for our commitment to protecting our planet’s resources,” said Wynn Chief Sustainability Officer Erik Hansen, in a statement. “We are proud to be the national leader in green energy use in the hotel industry, proving that integrating large-scale energy- efficient measures can be done in a way that only enhances the guest experience.”
By deploying 103,000 square feet of rooftop solar panels, Wynn Las Vegas is creating more than 45 million kilowatt hours of green power annually, which is enough to carry 25 percent of its electric load. By EPA standards, that is equal to the annual electricity use of more than 4,000 average-size American homes. That makes Wynn resorts the hotel industry’s largest “Green Power” partner, and the sole Nevada casino-resort on the list, which also includes Microsoft, Intel, Bank of America, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks.