Hotels Save Energy With a Push to Save Water

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Hotels Save Energy With a Push to Save Water

A new U.S. government program challenges lodgings to save water and energy.
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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:30pm

Las Vegas-based Caesars realized a double payoff when it gambled on saving water.

By cutting back on washing, lawn-sprinkling, and plain old waste, the hotel and gaming conglomerate saved both water and energy.

But as is usually the case with casinos, Caesars knew the odds were in its favor. “I don't think we appreciate the value of water as much in our country as in much of the world,” said Eric Dominguez, corporate director of engineering, utilities, and environmental affairs for the company, which owns Harrah's, Planet Hollywood, Bally's, Showboat, Rio, Flamingo, and Caesar's Palace. “Because the pricing of water here does not reflect its true value, we are spoiled here.”

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