Regeneration RoadTrip 08

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … except when it comes to spreading the news about exciting green ventures. To do that, Todd and I hit The Strip (official work business, I swear!) to visit the world’s largest LEED certified building: the brand-new Palazzo Resort-Hotel.

 

RoadTrip 08 - Day 4

 

Situated next to the Venetian, amongst all the flashiness of Sin City, the Palazzo Hotel-Resort is 50 stories of luxurious and classic elegance — built to LEED silver standards. It’s a property of Las Vegas Sands, a company that’s recently committed to adopting green initiatives on a global scale. They’ve got an entire department devoted to the development of new green technology for use in their properties — like a door-activated motion sensor that adjusts the thermostat when no one’s in the room.

 

We met with the head of this department, Vice President of Corporate Development Nicholas Rumanes, who gave us a tour of the Palazzo, pointing out green features all along the way. Check out the footage below: