CityCenter Earns Fifth, Sixth LEED Gold Ratings


Travel Agent has been keeping you up to speed with all the happenings of Las Vegas' anticipated CityCenter, coming to the Strip in December. Most recently the development has earned its fifth and sixth LEED Gold ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council with the certification of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers.

CityCenter provides efficient electricity on site through its 8.5 megawatt natural gas co-generation plant. This reduces emissions and uses "waste heat" to provide domestic hot water. Its fleet of stretch limos are powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas. It uses water conservation technology and programs that will save between 30 perfect and 43 percent of water within the buildings. The list goes on. To see the full list click here.

CityCenter has also been honored as the best commercial project of 2009 by the Forest Stewardship Council-US because of its use of sustainably harvested FSC-certified wood products.