he goal of this initiative is to help the gaming industry to identify and communicate the sustainability parameters of their products and services and to allow industry purchasers to identify their sustainability preferences when purchasing gaming equipment and services.
Leonardo Academy has been working with Eric Hansel of EGM Green to increase awareness about this sustainability standard development initiative for the gaming industry.
In January, Leonardo Academy will launch an outreach campaign inviting individuals and organizations along the entire gaming industry supply chain to apply to serve on the standard development committee for this project.
In addition to applying to serve on the standard development committee, interested parties can participate on a standard development subcommittee, make a financial donation to support the development of this standard or make a commitment to use the final standard to document the sustainability parameters of their products or services or to call out the preferred sustainability profiles of the products and services they purchase. It is anticipated that a draft final standard will be available for public comment by August 2009.
EGM Green manufactures eco-friendly casino tables and furniture and provides LEED services and green consulting for casinos, hotels, spas and homes. He is also a board member for his local branch of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), a business counselor for Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) and serves on the ethics committee for the WPA (World Poker Association). In addition, Eric writes for many trade publications and produces a monthly article on Green Gaming for Casino Journal.
Leonardo Academy helps companies, organizations, families, and individuals successfully promote, encourage, and implement environmental improvement through sustainability services, including sustainability assessments and strategy development, LEED and LEED-EB implementation and certification, emissions footprint analysis and emission reduction and offset strategies, sustainable land management, sustainability education and training.