Reducing Energy Use & Carbon Emissions
Environmental sustainability and energy conservation are intrinsic to Caesars Entertainment's commitments to communities and environmental stewardship, and inform company decision-making on an ongoing basis.
Since 2003, when we formed the Corporate Energy and Environmental Services Group, we have invested more than $70 million in energy retrofits, training and green building initiatives. In 2008 we became the first gaming-entertainment company to join the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program. In 2010 we announced a first carbon inventory for our U.S. resorts*, along with an EPA-approved absolute emissions reduction goal of 10 percent from 2007 to 2013.
We're proud to report that we are on track to meet that target, along with a number of more recent targets that we set for ourselves in 2011 and 2012. Please see Progress Toward Targets.
Reducing Energy Use
- Target: On track to achieve 40% reduction in fossil fuel use per air-conditioned square foot 2007-2025
- Updated Target (2012): 20% reduction in fossil fuel use per air-conditioned square foot by 2015 from 2007 baseline
Reducing Carbon Emissions
- Target: On track to achieve 10% reduction 2007-2013
- Updated Target (2012): 40% reduction 2007-2025
Overall, through corporate-level investments in energy efficiency that began in 2003, Caesars has reduced the energy consumption of its operations by an estimated 163 million kilowatt-hours per year*, enough to power 15,000 average homes. Additional energy savings have occurred through improved operational efficiencies, conservation efforts, and operations and maintenance investments that have occurred during the normal course of business.
*Data represents projects implemented through corporate energy program. Regions and individual resorts have made additional investments.