[ 14th September 2022 by Jiayu Zhang 0 Comments ]

Sustainability in casino design and operation: “green” is good for the bottom line, Dr. Krista Sykes, Chaser Gaffney, Tom Sykes and Prof. Israel Posner

Dr. Krista Sykes
Architecture in Context, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Email: aks@architectureincontext.com
Chaser GaffneyTom Sykes
SOSH Architects, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Prof. Israel Posner
Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic City, New Jersey

DOI: 10.1108/20425941211223633

Purpose: In the past, many business leaders viewed sustainability and profitability as mutually exclusive – if it' s good for the environment, it' s bad for business. Yet, over the past decade we' ve seen a growing sense of corporate responsibility and the dawning recognition that being “green” isn' t being broke. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Sustainability supports business success. This is especially true in casino design and operation. The purpose of this paper is to address sustainable design strategies for casinos that help save money. With their high energy needs and frequent remodeling campaigns, casinos offer a unique opportunity for sustainable design initiatives.
Design/methodology/approach: The authors detail various sustainable strategies – from using combined heat-and-power systems to streamlined access flooring and ductless air supply combinations. In addition, case studies that offer insights for best practice strategies to enhance building performance and ultimately reduce operational costs are analyzed.
Findings: It is found that with the right planning and the right technology, “good for the bottom line and good for the environment” can be achieved through sustainable design.
Originality/value: The paper is believed to be the first of its kind to focus on a range of sustainability initiatives to reduce energy use in casinos. The authors highlight the following design and operational strategies: daylighting, energy-efficient gaming systems and electronic gaming machines, access flooring/ductless air-supply systems, lighting and HVAC retrofits, heat recovery systems, cogeneration plants, solar arrays, fuel cells, and wind-generated power. Not only do these strategies cut operating expenditures and reduce energy demands, they create appealing and comfortable interior environments that enhance patrons’ gaming experience.
Keywords: Casinos; Sustainable design; Sustainability; Corporate responsibility; Casino design; Casino operation.
Citation: Sykes, K., Gaffney, C., Sykes, T. and Posner, I. (2012), "Sustainability in casino design and operation: “green” is good for the bottom line", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 64-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425941211223633


WJSTSD V9 N1 2012 Sykes et al.pdf
WJSTSD V9 N1 2012 Sykes et al.pdf
AboutJiayu Zhang

Leave a Reply