Las Vegas Sustainability

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Tom Perrigo is chief sustainability officer for the city of Las Vegas, Nev.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:46 am

Download a recording of this free webinar, originally broadcast in June 2013, showcasing the sustainability initiatives of the city of Las Vegas. The one-hour presentation features Tom Perrigo, the city's chief sustainability officer.

Click here to download.

Sponsored by Crescent Electric Supply Company, this webinar qualifies for one AICP Certification Maintenance credit, event #24011.

Known as the "City of Lights," the Las Vegas of today is a shining star when it comes to sustainability. From its new LEED-Silver city hall to its recent conversion of 42,000 streetlights to LED lamps, the city makes sustainability a top priority, and it shows. One of the most water-smart cities in the nation, Las Vegas has decreased its water consumption by 36 billion gallons per year, while adding nearly half a million people to its population.

Perrigo provides an overview of his city's sustainability programs and answer audience questions. Since adopting its first Sustainable Energy Strategy in 2008, Las Vegas has, among other things:

  • Constructed more than 5 megawatts of renewable energy, including solar covered parking structures at 30 city facilities;
  • Made energy improvements to more than 1 million sq. ft. of city buildings;
  • Purchased two electric and two plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and installed charging stations at six city facilities (nearly 100 percent of city vehicles now run on alternative fuels);
  • Introduced recycling at parks and city facilities, and now half of all waste is being recycled;
  • Converted more than 8 acres of grass to artificial turf;
  • Added more than 125 miles of bike lanes and started a bike share program;
  • Is upgrading 42,000 streetlights to LED lamps that will save the city about $2 million per year in energy and maintenance costs;
  • Built its new city hall to LEED Silver standards, reducing energy costs by more than $500,000 annually;
  • Achieved a 24 percent reduction in annual energy consumption by city operations, saving $4.4 million since 2008; and
  • Saved 200 million gallons of water at city facilities.

This webinar is sponsored by Crescent Electric Supply Company.

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