Macao: world’s biggest casino to be certified green

18 November 11

| Green Travel News |

The Venetian Macao is the largest single hotel building in Asia, sixth-largest building in the world and largest casino in the world. Now it’s becoming EarthCheck certified to reduce its environmental footprint.

Venetian Macao in Macao, China

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The Venetian, in the world’s largest gaming market, employs 15,000 staff, and more than 100,000 visitors a day gawk at its replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy.

Parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. has invited EarthCheck to benchmark the Venetian’s hotel (20,000 guest rooms), retail outlets (300 retailers), exhibition space and conferencing areas (1.2 million square feet) to gauge carbon per guest night or square foot and water use per visitor.  “Not only does this system enable us to compare our current sustainability success against other world leaders with our own Sands ECO 360 sustainability program,” says Mike Naylor, vice president of facilities management, “but it also provides a framework for us to continue to push the envelope of our sustainability performance. We want to demonstrate how easy it can be for the industry in Macao to follow suit.”

Over the past year, EarthCheck has helped more than 1,300 organizations in over 70 countries reduce their consumption of natural resources. The EarthCheck certification program is independently audited.

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