OCTOBER 8, 2013, Mt. Prospect, IL— Companies across the country are implementing green projects to help them increase their level of environmental sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint, and gaming properties are no exception. Cummins Allison, the leading innovator and provider of coin, currency and check handling solutions, outlines steps casinos are taking to make sustainability part of their day-to-day operations.
More Casinos Interested in Sustainability
According to the American Gaming Association, casinos are putting forth a major effort to adopt sustainable programs – whether they are put in place while a gaming institution is still in the construction stages or a when a casino is updating and completing renovations that will make operations more environmentally friendly. Some locations are looking into Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications by using the most energy-efficient appliances and reducing water use, while others are installing HVAC and electrical systems that rely primarily, or solely, on renewable resources.
While some focus on energy conservation, others are putting an emphasis on limiting waste production. Some casinos may do this by making the switch from disposable utensils and glasses to reusable ones, which limits kitchen waste. Others are beginning to see the value in using an all-inclusive currency processing solution system that can process currency, tickets and checks, all on a single device. Not only do casinos have to operate and maintain less equipment, but by reducing the device’s footprint, they can make more productive use of space on the property. Check scanning capabilities also eliminates the need to create and store paper copies of every check.
Selecting Environmentally Responsible Equipment
Additional environmental benefits can be achieved by selecting equipment manufactured with sustainability and waste prevention in mind. For example, ENERGY STAR®-rated equipment is certified to help reduce both operating costs and related forms of pollution. In addition to how a currency scanner operates, there are other factors that contribute to the sustainability aspect of equipment. Often, products are manufactured with consideration for waste prevention and are designed for re-use and recyclability to gain maximum utilization and minimize landfill use. Selecting equipment with an upgradeable design makes it easier to add new functionalities to existing equipment as needed, thus preventing equipment from prematurely entering the waste stream.
More than ever, companies across all industries are focusing on sustainable business practices, and todays advanced currency processing systems provide casinos with a unique opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint and provide significant business benefits.
For more information about how your casino can leverage environmentally responsible equipment to achieve sustainability goals, visit www.cumminsallison.com.
About Cummins Allison
Cummins Allison is a global leader in developing solutions that quickly and efficiently count, sort and authenticate currency, checks and coin. With a heritage of leadership in technology and product innovation spanning more than 125 years, Cummins Allison serves the majority of financial institutions worldwide, as well as leading organizations in retail, gaming, law enforcement and government. Ninety-seven percent of our customers recommend our products and services. CA holds more than 350 U.S. patents and invests double the industry average in R&D. Our world-class sales and service network includes hundreds of local representatives in more than 50 offices in North America, 4 wholly-owned subsidiaries in Europe and is represented in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit cumminsallison.com.
Carol Moore – Vice President Marketing
Cummins Allison Corp.
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