The Palazzo Las Vegas, a LEED-certified Wonder


Continuing last week's Eco-travel adventure, we headed to Las Vegas in search of
THE best Eco-hotel

The Palazzo
stood out from the rest. In 2008, The Palazzo was granted it's
"green" status by the

U.S. Green Building Council



Together, The Palazzo, The Venetian and the Sands Expo and Convention Center is
the largest LEED-certified building in the world.



According to USGBC, The Palazzo is
not only the largest LEED-certified building in the world, but is over four
times bigger than the second-largest.  “The Palazzo is to be commended for
achieving LEED certification. This facility is one that both the community and
its guests can be proud of,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, Founding Chair,
U.S. Green Building Council.



The Solar Effect


  • The largest solar thermal systems in the
    U.S., which provides hot water for its pools, spa and a portion of
    domestic hot water. So all of the pool water at The Palazzo is
    warmed by Nevada’s own sunshine.

  • The only Strip property that uses solar
    photovoltaic panels on top of parking garages.  These panels
    turn the sun’s power into electricity and generate 116kW of direct

  • Cooling towers for chilled water supply,
    which saves 50 million gallons of water annually.



Palazzo employs such effective environmentally-efficient technologies that it
conserves enough water to provide each Nevada citizen with 266 eight-ounce
glasses of water for a year and saves enough energy to light a 100 watt light
bulb for 12,100 years. It even promotes alternative modes of transportation by
offering valet parking—for bicycles.


Key features that contribute to The
Palazzo’s tremendous conservation include:  


  • Artificial turf, drip irrigation and moisture sensors in planted areas
    result in over a 75% reduction in irrigation needs.

  • Swimming pools at The Palazzo are heated with an expansive solar pool
    heating system. In the summer, the excess solar energy not needed for the
    pools is directed to the hotel’s hot water system, reducing the need to heat
    water for guest suites.

    solar heater pools

  • Air conditioning controls in guest suites that automatically setback by
    several degrees when guests are not present and reset to the desired
    temperature upon return.

  • Team member service areas equipped with lighting occupancy sensors that shut
    off lights when no one is in the area.

  • Interior plumbing fixtures use 37% less water than conventional buildings as
    a result of water-efficient showerheads, high efficiency toilets and
    low-flow lavatory faucet aerators

  • Moisture sensors monitor real time, site specific air temperature, humidity,
    rainfall and other factors to provide daily watering cycle adjustment.

  • A waste recycling program implemented from demolition through completion
    diverted over 70% of waste from the landfill.

  • The building’s structural steel averaged 95% recycled content, while the
    concrete averaged a 26% recycled content rate.

To encourage the use of alternative
transportation, preferred parking spaces are provided for guests and
employees who carpool or drive low-emission vehicles. Complimentary
valet for bicycles is provided at The Venetian and The Palazzo. They
also have close access to a variety of public transportation options.


employees sort refuse into dry and wet categories, separating food waste from
recyclable products. Wet (food) waste is sent to a Nevada farm to be used as
animal feed or compost. The Venetian and The Palazzo properties in Las Vegas
recycle 55 percent of solid waste and more than 75 percent of food waste



Besides all the Eco-facts, the Palazzo is a gorgeous hotel. Check out more



Definitely one of the best accommodation experiences from past Vegas travels.
Give it a try & let us know what you think! On your next Vegas trip, indulge in
Eco-luxury and treat yourself with a weekend stay at

The Palazzo

Related posts:

(Video) Turn a t-shirt into a swimsuit cover-up
Actress Lauren Vélez on Art, Music & the Environment (Video)
Wellness with @IvyJoeva: The V Word (Video)


  • It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Your home is valueble for me. Thanks!…

  • There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

  • Between me and my partner we have owned excess MP3 avid gamers over the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, and so forth. Nonetheless, the remaining number of many years I’ve solved down to just one line of avid gamers. Why? Since I was pleased in the direction of locate how well-designed and enjoyment towards employ the service of the underappreciated (and commonly mocked) Zunes are.

  • Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It’s the little
    changes that produce the greatest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  • I do enjoy the way you have framed this particular issue and it does indeed provide us some fodder for consideration. On the other hand, because of everything that I have observed, I just simply wish as other comments pile on that folks continue to be on issue and in no way embark on a soap box regarding the news du jour. Yet, thank you for this superb piece and whilst I do not concur with it in totality, I value the point of view.

  • Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

  • Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!


  • Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many
    months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any methods to prevent

  • I’ll immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  • Nice. Thank you for your post!

  • When someone writes an article he/she maintains the plan of a user in his/her brain that how a user can know it.
    Therefore that’s why this paragraph is outstdanding.

  • I’ve been browsing online more than three hours
    as of late, yet I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours.

    It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all website
    owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet
    can be much more useful than ever before.

  • Nice blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host
    are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • Zune and iPod: Most Those people evaluate the Zune in direction of the Touch, but when seeing how slender and surprisingly very little and gentle it is, I choose it to be a quite special hybrid that combines characteristics of equally the Touch and the Nano. It truly is Really vibrant and attractive OLED screen is a bit more compact than the touch screen, still the player itself feels Really a little bit more compact and lighter. It weighs relating to 2/3 as much, and is appreciably more compact in width and top, while getting only a hair thicker.

  • The Zune concentrates upon getting a Moveable Media Player. Not a website browser. Not a game machine. Potentially in just the potential it’ll do even better within individuals areas, but for currently it’s a Wonderful path to set up and hear in direction of your tunes and videos, and is without peer in just that regard. The iPod’s positive aspects are its net browsing and purposes. If all those good further powerful, maybe it is your perfect option.

  • Sorry for the massive review, but I’m incredibly loving the refreshing Zune, and count on this, as effectively as the good quality evaluations some other people today consist of penned, will guidance you make a decision if it is the directly decision for by yourself.

  • The fresh new Zune browser is amazingly Wonderful, yet not as positive as the iPod’s. It works nicely, but just isn’t as immediate as Safari, and includes a clunkier interface. If by yourself sometimes system on making use of the world-wide-web browser which is not an issue, nevertheless if you might be developing to study the website alot in opposition to your PMP then the iPod’s more substantial screen and superior browser may be important.

  • The Zune concentrates upon getting a Moveable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a match machine. Maybe in just the foreseeable future it will do even better inside of those people areas, still for by now it really is a very good way in the direction of set up and pay attention to your music and movies, and is with no peer within that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its website browsing and applications. If those people stable extra persuasive, maybe it is your ideal final decision.

  • This is using a little bit additional subjective, nevertheless I a great deal favor the Zune Marketplace. The interface is vibrant, has additional aptitude, and some amazing options including ‘Mixview’ that allow for on your own abruptly view very similar albums, tunes, or other end users identical toward what you’re listening towards. Clicking upon 1 of individuals will middle upon that solution, and a further preset of “neighbors” will arrive into viewpoint, allowing for you toward navigate in the vicinity of researching by means of related artists, songs, or end users. Speaking of customers, the Zune “Social” is additionally best entertaining, enabling on your own identify other individuals with shared preferences and getting to be mates with them. You then can hear to a playlist generated based upon an amalgamation of what all your close friends are listening toward, which is furthermore exciting. Those nervous with privateness will be relieved toward comprehend your self can reduce the community in opposition to viewing your individual listening behaviors if yourself thus get.

  • The Zune concentrates on currently being a Moveable Media Player. Not a internet browser. Not a sport machine. Probably in the foreseeable future it’s going to do even better within just people areas, nevertheless for now it is really a Great route to set up and listen in direction of your audio and films, and is devoid of peer inside that regard. The iPod’s advantages are its world wide web browsing and applications. If individuals sound added persuasive, maybe it is your simplest final decision.

  • I’ll equipment this evaluate in the direction of 2 models of folks: latest Zune home owners who are looking at an enhance, and folks making an attempt towards choose between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other avid gamers well worth thinking of out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I count on this gives on your own plenty of data toward generate an informed choice of the Zune vs gamers other than the iPod line as very well.)

  • I love this post. Great.

  • I love this post. Great.

  • Since the admin of this site is working, no uncertainty very soon it will be renowned, due to
    its quality contents. Gamefly 3 month free trial

  • I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to
    a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;)
    Cheers! Gamefly 3 month free trial

  • Hi there, simply turned into alert to your blog through Google,
    and found that it’s really informative. I am gonna watch out
    for brussels. I’ll be grateful in case you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will probably be benefited out of your writing.

  • In my opinion, does a excellent job of covering issues like this. Even if frequently deliberately contentious, the material posted is more often than not well researched and challenging.

  • Hi there to every one, the contents existing at this web site are in fact remarkable for people knowledge,
    well, keep up the good work fellows.

  • It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  • thanks for the grreat info

  • thanks fof the great info

  • thanks for the great ibnfo

  • thanks for the great ilnfo

  • I am often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information.

  • thanks for the greatinfo

  • Wow, this post is nice, my younger sister is analyzing such things, so I am going to convey her.

  • I am using the revolution code blue template for wordpress. I would like to change all fonts to Trebuchet MS. I have tried editing the stylesheet but no luck. Any suggestions?.

  • Unquestionably consider that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet
    the easiest thing to bear in mind of. I say to you, I certainly get irked whilst folks consider issues that they plainly
    do not understand about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and outlined out the whole thing with no need side effect ,
    people could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more.
    Thank you

  • I know this website provides quality based posts and other data,
    is there any other website which gives these things in quality?

  • Hi I’m interested in computer courses to study, today I spoke to someone from one of the unis I was interested in one of the courses were more about designing and the other practical and more technical fixing and support the system. I’m really interested in that. Its called computer enterprising. .. . But I want to apply to more but I get confused as every university calls the computer courses a different name. So i’m unsure if its software , or computer science , IT , IS with business. I think it could be IS with business what I’m interested in but I’m unsure. In some of the modules in the enterprise one has : information systems,computer programming ,data management , software testing , human computer interaction. developing internet applications supporting the systems kinda thing. . Which computer course would include that sort of things? Its one of the practical and technical I want I’m not interested in designing. And can anyone tell me from this which computer courses is more like the one i described is it Information technology with business or something else? And is Computer science based on designing the applications? and not the more practical.

  • Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not
    seeing very good success. If you know of any please share.
    Many thanks!

  • Dating when you are over 30 can seem tough. We all had plans to be married by 26 right? Well, thanks to 30 Plus Dating, 30 is the new 20! So make this new years start with a bang

  • I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…