Target: Eric Dominguez, Caesars Corporate Director of Engineering, Utilities, and Environmental Affairs
Goal: Commend hotel and gaming conglomerate for saving energy by conserving water
The Las-Vegas based company Caesars has found a way to save 50.5 million gallons of water per year across several of their locations. This hotel and gaming conglomerate, which owns Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Showboat, Rio, Flamingo, and Caesar’s Palace, is taking the true cost of water seriously. Investing in water-saving technologies, the company is tackling the issue right at the largest source of water use in the hospitality industry: restrooms. Installing low-flow shower heads and low-flow sink aerators, which run on less gallons of water per minute than conventional models, has enabled the company to save enough water to fill more than one million bathtubs, according to a recent report in National Geographic.
Making these adjustments has also helped Caesars lower their consumption of natural gas used to heat water. This reduced need for natural gas has saved the company an estimated $135,000 to $218,000 a year, based on recent commercial natural gas prices in Nevada.
Caesars’ ideas for future conservation efforts range from capturing rainwater to drawing water from food waste. Improving management of golf courses and landscaping to include vegetation suited for the desert environment also make up part of the company’s plans to cut down on water use. These plans ultimately appeal directly to a growing number of eco-minded clientele, especially corporate or institutional guests, who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
By signing the petition below, you can commend Caesars for demonstrating how simple conservation efforts can bring extensive economic and environmental benefits.
Dear Mr. Dominguez,
I am writing to applaud your leadership in resource conservation by the hospitality industry. Your efforts to conserve water throughout Caesars’ various Nevada locations have succeeded in saving your company 50.5 million gallons per year across several of your locations. By investing in water-saving technologies and targeting areas of highest water consumption, you have efficiently engineered a solution to the challenges of maintaining hotel and casino businesses in a water-scarce region.
As the first company to sign on to the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense H2Otel Challenge, you have helped pave the way to environmentally-minded thinking within the hospitality industry. It is my hope that your example inspires greater engagement with energy-saving technologies and awareness of the benefits of conservation among hotels nationwide.
[Your Name Here]
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