GOE Recognizes Wynn Encore for Energy Efficiency


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Carson City, NV - March 19, 2014

The Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) awarded Wynn Encore Resort and Casino a partial property tax incentive lasting 10 years for introducing energy and water savings measures for its 8,283,000 square feet of Las Vegas property. 

The resort and casino received the incentive after meeting the “Gold” equivalency standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council, which established a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings. 

“This incentive encourages developers to make their buildings energy efficient, and by doing so, creates more energy and water savings,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “This project, along with many others, proves that Nevada is one of the leading states at incentivizing energy and water efficient construction and design.”

To achieve LEED equivalency, Wynn Encore management ordered the installation of more efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings, established sustainability procedures to enhance operations, modified purchasing practices to favor goods with recycled content, and improved employees’ commuting practices.

These efficiency upgrades will save Wynn Encore an estimated 16% in indoor water usage. The energy efficiency measures give the resort and casino a level of energy efficiency that is better than 82% of buildings of comparable size. 

The GOE decision to approve the incentive highlights the office’s ability to facilitate cooperation among stakeholders, lead initiatives to stimulate economic development, and attract energy related business ventures that include site development, generation and production, and the transmission and transportation of energy.

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About the Governor’s Office of Energy

The Governor’s Office of Energy oversees energy programs required through statute and those that help to meet the mission of the office, which is to ensure the wise development of Nevada’s energy resources in harmony with local community economic needs and Nevada natural resources. For more information about GOE, please visit energy.nv.gov.

About Wynn Encore Resort and Casino in Las Vegas   

Wynn Encore Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is the preeminent luxury destination in Las Vegas. Casual elegance defines the environment of the resort. Signature restaurants bring the dining experience to a new level of distinction while the nightclubs arouse an unparalleled, vibrant energy. Whether the purpose of the visit is a Vegas-style romp or a relaxing retreat, Wynn Las Vegas has a multitude of entertainment options, activities and amenities to transport guests worlds away from their everyday. For more information about Wynn Encore Resort and Casino, please visit www.wynnlasvegas.com.