Encore Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada - Resorts
Keeping with Channel Lumber’s continuing effort to promote Green and Sustainable building, we will feature two LEED Gold Certified hotels, The Encore and adjacent sister resort the Wynn Las Vegas. These towners combine for a total of 4,750 rooms, ranking it the world’s seventh largest hotel. Channel Lumber partnered with multiple design, engineering, and construction firms throughout the development and building of the Towers.
The property opened in 2008, and has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award every year since opening.
The resort has the usual list of amenities including a shopping esplanade, multiple restaurants, theaters, and the notable Encore Beach Club, which is a series of three tiered pools. Several high profile artists have had residencies at the Encore, including Garth Brooks and Beyonce.
The hotel conglomerate recently built a dedicated solar facility for Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The 160-acre facility is near Fallon, about 375 miles from the strip. The solar power provided the resort with 80% of day use power during its first week of operation. The company also installed 103,000 square feet of panel on the roof of Wynn Las Vegas.
One of most notable features is that Wynn/Encore has incorporated a wildlife sanctuary in its adjoining golf course. The sanctuary is certified by the Audubon Cooperative, and required two years to build. Wildflowers were added, as well as bird feeders, and wildlife signage. Guests can see tricolor cranes, and red tail hawks among many other species.
Lastly, the resort has over 5 acres of artificial turf which saves 15 million gallons of water annually.