The Las Vegas Strip's CityCenter has earned its fifth and sixth LEED®+ Gold ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council with the recent certifications of the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers.
The Las Vegas Strip’s CityCenter has earned its fifth and
sixth LEED®+ Gold ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council with
the recent certification of Mandarin Oriental, Las
Vegas and Veer Towers.
“The accomplishment completes the
certification process for all CityCenter components opening this December, and
marks the highest LEED achievement by any hotel, retail district or residential
development in Las Vegas.
The 18-million-square-foot metropolis is one of the world's largest sustainable
communities,” according to MGM MIRAGE and Infinity World
Development Corp (CityCenter is a joint venture between the corporations).
"From its inception to design,
development and construction, we had one single goal in mind for CityCenter:
create a destination that is not only built in an environmentally sustainable
manner, but also operates every day with an equal commitment to conserving
natural resources," said Bobby Baldwin, president and
CEO, CityCenter. "As we approach CityCenter's opening next month, now with
six LEED Gold recognitions, we're very close to sharing with the world a remarkable
demonstration that a community can be both beautiful and sustainable."
S. Richard Fedrizzi, president,
CEO and founding chair of the USGBC, said, "From its intense focus on
water conservation to the multiple strategies for energy efficiency, the
CityCenter team has delivered several exceptional properties that qualify for
the LEED Gold rating. Extreme climates challenge the most creative of project
teams, and the CityCenter team has risen to the occasion and then some. We
congratulate them on their significant achievement."
Tony Dennis, executive vice
president, CityCenter Residential Division, said "The LEED Gold
certifications of CityCenter's residential buildings are a brilliant example of
sustainable development. In satisfying the growing demand for smart and
environmentally responsible living, CityCenter's green commitment is a meaningful
point of pride for our homeowners and an element of value that is as important
as our quality and service."
Vegas' CityCenter earns sixth LEED Gold rating
November 22, 2009