Mr WordPress Project Green Casinos Program Details – EcoGaming Strategies

The GreenCasino Program provides energy efficiency retrofits to Native American-owned casinos and other non-residential related facilities within the PG&E service territory.


GreenCasino provides:

  • Free detailed energy assessments
  • A comprehensive list of rebated products
  • Qualified contractors to complete work in a timely manner
  • Minimized out-of-pocket costs

California tribal gaming casinos are uniquely positioned to achieve significant energy savings through efficiency upgrades. In many cases, casinos and their lodging facilities operate 24 hours a day in areas with extreme temperature fluctuations throughout the year. Innovative system upgrades to make these facilities as efficient as possible during peak demand times can reduce operating costs, and is in line with tribal goals of protecting the environment by conserving our natural resources and reducing air emissions.

Summary of Recommended Lighting System Upgrades. This is the “bottom line” summary page that shows:

  • Total upgrade cost
  • CasinoGreen rebate amount
  • Net “out of pocket” cost
  • Estimated annual energy and cost savings (reduction in your utility bill)
  • Estimated payback period (how long it takes for the savings to repay your “out of pocket” cost)
  • Estimated peak kW and kWh reduction (peak electrical demand and annual electricity used)
  • Estimated CO2 reduction (lbs. of greenhouse gases reduced)

2) Systems Detail Report. This shows exactly what systems are currently in place, gives specifics on recommended upgrades, and shows current hours of operation. This information is broken down by area, e.g., retail floor, offices, storage, etc.      



Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A reduction in your energy use means less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – the main “greenhouse gas” that contributes to global warming – is released by the power plants that generate your electricity. Your Energy Survey and Proposal (provided free of charge by CasinoGreen) estimates how many pounds of CO2 would be eliminated by your decision to complete the recommended energy efficiency upgrades.

Reduced Mercury Entering the Environment

CasinoGreen specifies ultra-low mercury fluorescent lamps wherever possible. We ensure that all your old fluorescent lamps (which contain much higher levels of mercury) are properly recycled and supply you with local information that makes it easy for you to recycle your new lamps when they reach the end of their useful life.

Reduced Potential for PCB Pollution

Many older magnetic fluorescent ballasts contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Although PCBs are no longer produced, millions of PCB-containing ballasts are still in use. By switching to energy-saving electronic ballasts (which contain no PCBs), you can help rid the environment of this toxic chemical. Electronic ballasts can also eliminate the “flickering” and “buzz” that may cause headaches and eyestrain.

Did You Know?

Participation in energy efficiency programs has been instrumental in keeping California’s per capita electric usage flat over the past 30 years, in contrast with a 50 percent increase in the rest of the United States. This success has enabled California to avoid building more than 25 new power plants that otherwise would have been necessary to meet customers’ growing energy needs over this time. As a result, the state has avoided the emissions that would have come from those facilities.




EGM Green is the first company to design and manufacture 100% eco-friendly casino gaming products. These products include but are not limited to Poker Tables, Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat and Baccarat Tables as well as seating for tables games and slot machines. We also make luxury lounge furniture for any eco-friendly environment.

By using sustainable design principals and manufacturing in a 100% green building (no gas run-off, or chemical run-off), you can be assured that your purchase decision will put your company in a position to earn points towards LEED Certification.

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Credited toward LEED Certification The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, professional credentials and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.



The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 170,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.



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