Station Casinos Introduces Energy Efficiency to Millions of Square Feet


CARSON CITY, NV - May 04, 2015

The Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) awarded property tax incentives to five Station Casinos’ properties for introducing significant energy and water savings measures in millions of square feet of commercial space.

The properties received the GOE incentive after meeting State regulations and receiving a prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver or Gold equivalency from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings. 

“Working with Station Casinos and seeing their commitment toward making their buildings more efficient is great for Nevada,” said Paul Thomsen, GOE Director. “Project successes like this confirm Nevada’s status as a national leader in efficient construction and design.”

The Station Casinos’ properties that received a GOE incentive were:

Gold LEED Equivalency 

  • Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, a 1,901,625 square foot luxury resort and entertainment destination in Las Vegas.

Silver LEED Equivalency  

  • Boulder Station, a 524,518 square foot hotel and entertainment destination in Las Vegas.
  • Green Valley Ranch Resort, a 1,084,786 square foot luxury resort and entertainment destination in Henderson.
  • Santa Fe Station, a 612,499 square foot hotel and entertainment destination in Las Vegas.
  • Sunset Station, a 1,043,140 square foot hotel and entertainment destination in Henderson.

To achieve LEED equivalency, Station Casinos asked Ernst and Young, a professional services company, to inspect the properties and make recommendations on how to further save energy and water in addition to their current conservation efforts in place. Some of the measures that management has since implemented include the installation of energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) lights, introduction of day lighting controls, rewiring of lighting systems for better control, and upgrade of ENERGY STAR® rated appliances and computers.

“We are proud of our conservation efforts and commitment in the areas of energy, recycling, and water reduction and will continue to do our part to preserve Nevada’s precious resources, said Marc Falcone, Chief Financial Officer of Station Casinos.  “We are also highly appreciative to our partners at Ernst &Young for all of its expert advice and valued input to help us achieve these LEED distinctions.”

In 2013 and 2014, GOE awarded tax incentives to the owners of 16 buildings in Nevada that achieved LEED certification or equivalency. USGBC current regulations prohibit properties that allow smoking from achieving LEED certification, even if all other material requirements are met. This prevents Nevada from counting toward its LEED certification total more than 25 million square feet, including Station Casinos’ 5.16 million. If these regulations were changed, Nevada would rank number one in the U.S. in total LEED certified square footage per capita in 2015.

The decision to approve the incentive highlights GOE’s ability to facilitate cooperation among stakeholders, lead initiatives to stimulate economic development, and attract energy related business ventures that include site development, energy education, and retrofit. To learn more about how to make your building LEED certified, please visit GOE’s Green Building (LEED) Tax Abatement page.

 

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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 the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Station Casinos, Inc. is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. Stations’ 19 properties are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention / banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offering such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. For more information about Station Casinos, please visit www.sclv.com.