Energy efficient features at the Las Vegas CityCenter, which is touting itself as one the world’s largest sustainable real estate developments, should save the equivalent of energy used at 7,700 homes compared to standard Las Vegas developments, reports Fast Company. Based on the number of sustainable measures implemented throughout all stages of the project, the MGM Mirage and Infinity World Development Corp. venture is seeking LEED Silver or Gold certification.
The $8.5 billion, 18-million-square-foot sustainable development will feature a gaming resort, multiple non-gaming luxury hotels, residential luxury buildings, and a retail and entertainment district. Eco-friendly measures implemented throughout the project include water fixtures that save up to 39 percent of water indoors and 60 percent outdoors, the first fleet of compressed natural gas-powered limousines, an 8.5-megawatt cogeneration plant to provide 10 percent of its electricity, and energy-efficient HVAC, lighting and room controls, according to Fast Company.
Other sustainable features include hotel rooms with features that allow guests to “green their stay,” slot machine bases that serve as air-conditioning units to save energy, and a large-scale recycling operation that enabled the recycling or reuse of more than 230,000 tons of construction waste, according to the Real Estate Channel.
In addition, construction of the CityCenter has introduced more than 10,000 construction workers to green building techniques that can be implemented at other building developments in Las Vegas and across the nation, reports the real estate Web site.