New Hotels Are First in Las Vegas To Achieve Leed Gold Certification
For those of you that arenít up on your environmentally friendly vocabulary, the ďLeed Gold CertificationĒ is a benchmark in design, construction and operation in high-performance green buildings. This nationally accepted certification acknowledges the fact that a building meets rigorous environmental standards and truly says something about the propertyís principles as a whole.
A congratulations is in order for three of CityCenter Las Vegasís new properties. Aria Resortís Hotel tower, Aria Resortís convention center and theater and the Vdara Hotel all achieved LEED Gold Certifications. Believe it or not, the three aforementioned properties are the first in Las Vegas to achieve a certification of this type. At the same time, CityCenter anticipates the same certification for the rest of its developments which Include the Mandarin Oriental, Crystals and Veer Towers.
ďFrom 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,Ē said Bobby Baldwin, CityCenterís president and CEO. ďThe 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.Ē
Itís good to see the LEED effort initiative starting to develop here in Las Vegas. Hopefully future properties (as we know there will be many more) will follow suit.