“Committed to ongoing sustainable efforts that promote an environmentally responsible present and future by researching and implementing innovative green solutions.”
The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) which consists of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Cashman Center (CC), averages 250 events with nearly two million attendees annually. These types of numbers require a significant amount of planning and resources. The LVCVA's commitment to being environmentally responsible continues to be successful for all of our customers and community. Through our current efforts, the LVCVA has been able to control and/or decrease any adverse effects to our environment.
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The LVCVA recycling program continues to be successful and on averages diverts over 3500 tons of material from landfills annually. The program’s seamless operation is due to the close collaboration with our employees, building partners and vendors. Although the trash compactors are sorted offsite for recyclables, a concerted effort to allow local recylers to utilize bulk trash corrals on property to separate recyclable materials prior to using compactors has proven to increase the volume of uncontaminated commodities and reduce cost for trash service.
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The LVCVA has an Environmental Purchasing Policy which mandates environmental and sustainable evaluations on all LVCVA acquisitions. The area of the Finance department also plays an important role with continuing the cycle of life for used equipment by auctioning items to vendors who may benefit through further use at their operation. Auctioning benefits local businesses as well as provides a return on investment to the LVCVA.
The LVCVA recognizes that Southern Nevada's natural resources are our most valuable commodity and have taken enormous strides to conserve energy and water throughout the organization. Both the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center utilize new technology for better conservation efficiency.
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The Las Vegas Convention Center is located between the resort corridor and downtown, with convenient access to local mass transportation, and only five miles from McCarran International Airport. There are approximately 20k rooms available within a 1-mile radius and most accessible via Monorail.
Committed to reducing its fuel consumption the LVCVA promotes the use of alternate energy with 90% of its vehicles being powered by electric or propane. Taking a step closer to the future; with a generous grant from the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) the LVCC unveiled its Electric Vehicle Charging Station during the 2014 International CES. The four vehicle charging stations feature two Level 2 charging ports supplying up to 7.2kW. The LVCC and resort partners MGM Resorts, ARIA, Mandalay Bay, and Palazzo just to name a few are the growing trend of properties offering EV charging stations to visitors at no cost.
ON THE HORIZON
Moving forward, LVCVA is committed to building on current successes and maintaining a proactive approach towards future sustainable activities. As we continue to experience growth within our industry, we anticipate an even greater need to explore sustainable options and remain committed to our stakeholders, customers and community.