The Green Game

The Las Vegas Strip is known for its glitz, glamour, and plenty of green. But only recently has the latter come to stand for something other than wealth-infused casinos and resorts. Now, the owners and operators of those buildings are incorporating principles of sustainable design and management. One such group, the Las Vegas Sands Corp.—whose global portfolio includes the Palazzo and Venetian resorts and casinos in Las Vegas as well as the Marina Bay Sands resort and casino in Singapore—promotes a four-pronged sustainable design platform that covers everything from building systems, to guest suites, and to events hosted at its facilities. EcoBuilding Pulse sat down with Katarina Tesarova, Sands Corp.’s director of global sustainability, to discuss the company’s eco-friendly design and operations.