New Hotels Are First in Las Vegas To Achieve Leed Gold Certification
For those of you that aren’t up on your environmentally friendly vocabulary, the “Leed Gold Certification” 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 property’s principles as a whole.
A congratulations is in order for three of CityCenter Las Vegas’s new properties. Aria Resort’s Hotel tower, Aria Resort’s 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.
“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,” said Bobby Baldwin, CityCenter’s president and CEO. “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.”
It’s 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.