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.
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.
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.”
Station Casinos’ properties that received a GOE incentive were:
- 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
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.”
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.
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
education, and retrofit. To learn more about how to make your
building LEED certified, please visit GOE’s Green Building (LEED) Tax
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.