Sands ECO360 | New Technologies and Innovation

Jul 11, 2016 10:00 AM ET

As featured in the 2015 Sands ECO360 Report 

We look for innovative technologies to further reduce our environmental footprint. We first pilot the measures at a smaller scale to ensure they meet our requirements for performance and return on investment. If proved technologically and financially viable, they are deployed globally. 

Renewable Energy
We are the first resort on the Las Vegas Strip adopting on-site renewable energy technologies. We installed 680 solar photovoltaic panels on top of the Team Member parking garage, which generates 116 kW(DC) of electricity. At The Palazzo we have one of the largest rooftop solar-thermal systems in the United States to provide hot water for swimming pools, spas, and a portion of the hotel tower. Sands Macao added pole-mounted lights with micro-wind turbines, which harness energy from both the wind and the sun. 

Food Waste
In Macao, Singapore and Bethlehem, food waste is fed into machines that turn it into grey water which can be safely discharged down the drain. Since the machines were installed, 1,665 tons of food waste has been diverted from the landfills.

Non-potable Water Sources
Designed as a lotus flower, the roof of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands collects rain water, which is filtered and used for restroom facilities. In Las Vegas, the nano-filtration system at The Palazzo saves 12 million gallons of potable water each year, keeping the property off the municipal water grid for irrigation purposes. 

View the complete 2015 Sands ECO360 Report