Although specific mechanical upgrades are essential in determining a building’s energy performance, another equally important aspect is highly dependent on the knowledge and skill of the occupants and operators. Human behaviour is a major factor of energy consumption, and Gateway Casinos is actively addressing this issue. Staff members from various casinos and departments are educated on their buildings’ performances and the projects being conducted to help improve this. In addition, Gateway Casinos recently implemented a corporate-wide Energy Policy to mandate the inclusion of energy efficient options when conducting purchasing decisions and general business practices. This initiative is also being introduced to the company’s orientation program, which newly hired employees are required to attend for debriefing of Gateway Casinos’ missions, values, and expectations. New additions to the corporate staff are trained to foster the organization’s sustainable culture and join Gateway’s movement to reduce their environmental impact. All staff members are encouraged to implement these practices into their daily routines.
Gateway Casinos is on schedule to their 2020 target of further lowering the company’s carbon footprint by 20 per cent, ultimately to maintain a healthy environment for the future generations of every Gateway community.
For more information, visit www.gatewaycasinos.com and www.grandvillacasino.com/sustainability. You can also direct your inquiries to ReduceMyImpact@grandvillacasino.com.