Vegas' CityCenter earns sixth LEED Gold rating
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."