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Caesars Palace Conference Center Expansion Awarded LEED Silver Certification By The U.S. Green Building Council

Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s
expansion of the Caesars Palace Conference Center was awarded LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

“The attainment of LEED Silver Certification for the expansion of the Caesars Palace Conference Center is a large achievement for Caesars Entertainment and its conservation and sustainability efforts,” said Eric Dominguez, corporate director, Energy & Environmental Services for Caesars Entertainment. “By using less energy and water, the conference center will effectively save environmental resources and decrease our greenhouse gas emission; contributing to a healthier environment for our employees and the community.”

The 110,000 sq. ft. of available space including two 52,000-sq. ft. ballrooms, completed by Design and Construction Group, was given this prestigious green building certification for its sustainable building and operations practices to conserve energy and water. The expansion earned 35 points for its green design and construction features such as energy efficient lighting and water smart fixtures.

“Caesars Entertainment’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, and U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and the Caesars Palace Conference Center expansion project serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”

Dominguez said the Conference Center expansion will be the first of many LEED certified buildings at Caesars’ properties in the U.S. as it reduces its impact on the environment by retrofitting and installing energy efficient equipment and implementing additional green practices. Caesars Entertainment leads the meetings and conventions industry in sustainability through its green meetings certification program and employee-driven practices. The company’s employees can become certified, by attending a course on green meeting planning strategies and initiatives and complete a comprehensive sustainability exam which they must score 100 percent on to obtain the certification. There are 12 employees in the Atlantic City and more than 100 employees in Nevada that have received the certification and are working with companies to plan events with minimal environment impact and waste. For more information, please visit