Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

16 August, 2012
Casino sees green
Singapore resort gets Green Mark Gold Award for green building efforts
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Marina Bay Sands’sustainability efforts have paid dividends, as the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore awarded the integrated resort with the Green Mark Gold Award. With this award, Marina Bay Sands is the largest single Green Mark Building in Singapore to be certified. This national award, which is given to buildings rated for their energy and water efficiency, environmental protection, indoor environmental quality and green innovations, comes at a time when Marina Bay Sands is increasing its eco-friendly initiatives company-wide. Mr. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer for Marina Bay Sands, said, “Going green is a long-term aim of Marina Bay Sands. We have built sustainability into the design of Marina Bay Sands and took special care to procure green materials during our construction days. Now that we are serving tens of thousands of guests every day, we are even more committed to incorporating eco-friendly practices into our daily operations. “To be awarded the BCA Green Mark Gold Award is a symbolic recognition of the progress we have made since Day 1. It also serves as a timely encouragement as we ramp up our sustainability practices this year, in line with Sands Eco360 program created by our parent company Las Vegas Sands,” added Mr. Tanasijevich. Spearheaded in the corporate headquarters at Las Vegas, Sands Eco360 is a global sustainability strategy which crosses all of the Sands businesses. With a goal of advance stewardship of the environment, the industry-leading program consists of four priorities: Green Building, Environmentally Responsible Operations, Green Meetings and Sustainability Education and Outreach. Marina Bay Sands’ first green accolade in Singapore follows the lead of Las Vegas Sands in the United States, where The Venetian and The Palazzo together form the largest LEED -certified building in the world.

By: Ecozine Staff
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