BBOT pledge member Grand Villa Casino, winner of the City of Burnaby’s 2014 Environmental Sustainability Award for Business Stewardship and shortlisted for this year’s Burnaby Business Excellence Awards for Environmental Excellence, is also the first casino in Canada to switch to purchasing and using renewable biogas with FortisBC. Grand Villa’s parent company Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd., has saved over $300,000 cumulatively over the past 5 years) by implementing sustainability measures across their sites. Read the full article in Canadian Lodging here.
Gateway is also ensuring energy efficiency remains a priority in the company by addressing education and awareness of their employees. From mandating a corporate-wide Energy Policy to revising their orientation programs to target newly-hired staff, all members of Gateway Casinos are finding new ways to conserve energy at work. For more details, read the Canadian Gaming Business article here.
In a recent article in the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Sounding Board Scott Gramm writes the Casino has also recently invested in new low flow faucet aerators, a high efficiency natural gas fryer and convention over is further helping to reduce the Casinos energy footprint. Read the full article here.