GCNV Luncheon – Why Green Buildings Are Essential

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GCNV Luncheon – Why Green Buildings Are Essential

January 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


What are Green Buildings?

Green building (also called sustainable design) refers to creating facilities that use energy and water in an efficient way.  This method of building provides a healthier space for people and the environment. Green building not only refers to the structure itself, it extends to the land use as well. At this month’s meeting, we will hear from the Vice President of Global Sustainability at Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Katarina Tesarova, to discuss how green building is being implemented in the state of Nevada.

Green Building Benefits

Come join us to discuss the many benefits of green building, including:

  • Environmental – Uses less energy and produces less waste
  • Economic – Lower cost of operation; higher employee productivity
  • Social – Improved occupant health and well being; better air quality

Our Speaker

Katarina Tesarova – Vice President of Global Sustainability at Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Katarina Tesarova serves as vice president of global sustainability for Las Vegas Sands Corp., the leader in sustainability of the hospitality industry. Tesarova leads Sands ECO360, the organization’s comprehensive sustainability strategy focused on reducing its environmental impact.
Prior to joining Las Vegas Sands, Tesarova managed multiple sustainability programs including overseeing one of the country’s largest development projects at the time that resulted in six LEED gold certifications—the world record for the largest new construction LEED-certified project. She has since become a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Her dedication and expertise has helped Las Vegas Sands receive numerous awards and accolades from leading industry authorities, including a position in CDP’s Climate A List and a listing in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts in North America.
Though an expert in green buildings, Tesarova also received a law degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has served on various prestigious panels and committees including the Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force for the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Luncheon Agenda

Our luncheons are a great opportunity for networking and education.  We meet at the Innevation Center by Switch, right off the I-215 and Decatur exit and minutes from Henderson and the Center of Town.  Our agenda includes:

  • Open Networking
  • Business Introductions – Introduce yourself and your business. 
  • Legislative Update
  • Green Tech Update 
  • Keynote Speaker with a Q&A
  • Raffle

Questions about the meeting?  Interested in participating in our raffle?  Contact us at [email protected]

Our Raffle

Win a Framed 20×15 Original Print

This is an original photo by local photographer AJ Pagano – visit his site here.  The print has a retail value of $385 and is printed on metal using a sublimation process.  It has a wooden frame on the back that will make the print stand an inch off the wall.  This is a fantastic piece that shows off the beauty of our great state.

(Please note, actual photo may vary from image here)


January 17
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Green Chamber of Commerce


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