Gold Standard for Sustainability in Gaming Facilities

June 10, 2009

The first gaming facility in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is complete.

The Pike Co. renovated and expanded the main building of the Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room in Daytona Beach, FL. The $23 million project made the new facility 40-percent more water efficient and 25-percent more energy efficient, reducing annual operating costs by $40,000.

The increased efficiency comes from a savings of approximately 350,000 gallons of water per year with the use of plants that are adaptable to dry climate and the use of ultra-low-flow faucets, dual-flush toilets, and waterless urinals. Pike built a highly reflective roof and added wall insulation and high-performance windows that reduce the building’s air-conditioning needs in Daytona’s year-round warm climate. More than 97 percent of all construction waste from the project was recycled.

“The Pike Co. is proud to preside over a historic project that sets the sustainability standard for gaming facilities across the United States,” Pike Chairman and CEO Tom Judson says.

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