CityCenter receives three LEED Gold certifications
September 14, 2009
LAS VEGAS — CityCenter, a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Infinity World Development Corporation, announced that it has received three Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.
The certifications are for: ARIA Resort''s Hotel Tower; ARIA Resort''s Convention Center and Theater; and the Vdara Hotel, the release stated.
According to the release, ARIA and Vdara, which will open in December on the Las Vegas Strip, are the first of CityCenter''s developments to be LEED-certified.
Water conservation technology incorporated into the ARIA Resort and the Vdara Hotel will save between 30 percent and 43 percent of water within the buildings and 60 percent in outdoor landscaping, the release noted.
Bobby Baldwin, CityCenter''s president and chief executive officer (CEO), said: "From the beginning, we believed that intelligent design and sustainable practices would reinforce a sense of permanence for CityCenter and create a healthier, more appealing environment for guests, residents and our workforce. The LEED Gold-certification for ARIA and Vdara is a great leap forward in our effort to redefine the destination resort experience and provide a true cultural center to the Las Vegas Strip."
Additional energy-efficiency initiatives in the hotels provide a savings equivalent to powering 8,800 households annually, the release added.
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