SUSTAINABILITY


Doing our part to protect the environment.


Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has been diligent to maintain its renowned reputation of high quality entertainment and service. At the same time, the organization is also eager to improve its overall energy performance and become a sustainable leader in the gaming industry. Opportunities to promote energy conservation are constantly being discovered and every retrofit project we complete proves a significant reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. These motivating results naturally encourage us to seek more energy saving measures!

Sustainability Initiatives



Gateway Casinos has received honourable recognition from various third party groups for the implementation of energy efficient operations at our sites. Please see below for a compilation of the awards and accolades we’ve received. If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the energy management team at reducemyimpact@gatewaycasinos.com



A collection of awards presented to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. for the company’s environmental accomplishments throughout the Lower Mainland:

  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Recipient of Environmental Star in Business Stewardship with L’Arche Vancouver at City of Burnaby’s 2016 Environmental Awards
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Cover page story on Sustainable Building & Design Magazine’s Winter 2015 edition
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Finalist for Environmental Sustainability – Burnaby Board of Trade’s 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Recipient for Business Stewardship – City of Burnaby’s 2014 Environmental Award
  • Cascades Casino: Finalist for Environmental Leadership – Greater Langley’s Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Finalist for Business of the Year – Burnaby Board of Trade’s 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards
  • Grand Villa Casino: Finalist for Environmental Sustainability – Burnaby Board of Trade’s 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Full page article “Gateway Casinos Embraces Going Green” in the Vancouver Sun highlighting energy efficient business operations – BC Hydro Power Smart Recognition Program for Top Partner in Hospitality
  • Starlight Casino: Finalist for Commercial Sustainability – 43rd Annual Royal City Builders’ Awards
  • Starlight Casino: Recipient for Green Business of the Year – New Westminster Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Platinum Awards
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Recipient of Best Commercial Project – FortisBC’s 2014 Efficiency in Action Awards
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd: Leadership in Conservation Education and Outreach Engagement in 2014 - FortisBC Energy Specialist Program Awards June 2015


BC Hydro Power Smart Program also presented Gateway Casinos’ with 14 plaques for significant savings yielded from individual projects at various buildings for a total of 1.89 GWh, which is equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from 120 homes’ annual electricity use!

  • August 2011: Starlight Casino saves 54,000 kWh
  • July 2012: Starlight Casino saves 89,000 kWh
  • August 2012: Cascades Casino saves 105,000 kWh
  • October 2012: Cascades Casino saves 251,000 kWh
  • January 2013: Grand Villa Casino saves 173,000 kWh
  • January 2013: Grand Villa Casino saves 176,000 kWh
  • March 2013: Grand Villa Casino & Newton Gaming saves a combined 138,000 kWh
  • August 2013: Starlight Casino saves 103,000 kWh
  • November 2013: Grand Villa Casino saves 84, 000 kWh
  • December 2013: Grand Villa Casino saves 195,000 kWh
  • March 2014: Starlight Casino saves 238,000 kWh
  • August 2014: Cascades Casino saves 162,000 kWh
  • October 2014: Lake City Vernon saves 52,000 kWh
  • December 2014: Cascades Casino saves 74,000 kWh