MGM adds another LEED gold property

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED gold certification (core and shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International's new outdoor dining and entertainment district, according to a press release.

The Park is designed to provide a gathering place and oasis from the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. As part of The Park's commitment to earn LEED certification, MGM Resorts invested in technology and implemented a range of environmentally conscious construction and landscaping measures to help lower overall environmental impact.

Environmental attributes of The Park that supported the LEED gold rating include:

  • Use of recycled materials: All of the furniture, shade structures, waste bins, tree grates and building structures were made with pre- and post-consumer-recycled steel.
  • Construction waste recycling: More than 85 percent of construction waste was recycled.
  • Well water use and water efficiency: An onsite well provides all of The Park's irrigation water, reducing reliance on the city's water supply. Water efficient features include point-source drippers that conserve 72 percent more water than traditional sprinklers and anemometers that control water features based on wind speed.
  • Energy: To reduce energy, LED lighting is used throughout The Park, and high-efficiency heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems are used in the restaurants.

The Park represents the seventh LEED gold certification achieved by MGM Resorts, and the only one under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED core and shell rating system. This addition brings the area of LEED gold-certified space within the MGM Resorts’ portfolio to more than 15 million square feet.


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