Wynn Las Vegas introduces zero carbon, zero waste event service


Plastic water bottles have been replaced at Wynn Las Vegas with recyclable, reusable aluminum water bottles and eco-friendly water bubblers with biodegradable, compostable cups.
Plastic water bottles have been replaced at Wynn Las Vegas with recyclable, reusable aluminum water bottles and eco-friendly water bubblers with biodegradable, compostable cups.

Wynn Las Vegas has launched its new Zero Carbon, Zero Waste Event service for clients producing group events in the Wynn and Encore meeting and convention space. Developed in tandem with Wynn's Energy and Sustainability Department, the service ensures the most sustainable event possible using a six-point zero carbon, zero waste method that is overseen by specially trained convention services managers.

“A new era of eco-innovation is being ushered into the global (business events) industry as companies require more stringent sustainability capabilities from their event host venues,” said Erik Hansen, Wynn Resorts chief sustainability officer.

The unique feat of a zero carbon event can be achieved because all convention space is powered by 100 percent renewable energy created and directly delivered by the 160-acre Wynn Solar Facility and on-site rooftop solar panels. Wynn's own renewable energy credits are then retired in the client's name, or transferred to a corporate account, to offset all energy consumed.

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore currently hold Four Green Globes, the highest sustainable building certification from the Green Building Initiative, the definitive qualifier of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings.

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