MGM Resorts International Enters the Better Buildings Challenge

Las Vegas StripMGM Resorts International joined the U.S. Energy Department’s Better Building Challenge which aims for organizations to reduce their building energy use by 20 percent over ten years. MGM Resorts has stated the company is committed to reducing environmental impact as part of their overall hospitality amenities.

“Innovating our resorts to operate more efficiently while also offering a remarkable guest experience, is a top priority for our company,” said Cindy Ortega, chief sustainability officer of MGM Resorts International. As the first company in the entertainment, gaming and hospitality industry to join the Better Buildings Challenge, MGM Resorts proves their dedication to offering environmentally friendly travel accomodations.

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Early in 2014, MGM Resorts created a program to install induction technology lighting fixtures in open parking lots at its resorts in Las Vegas. The program will save an estimated 2.7 million kWh annually. The company also announced the addition of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array to the expansion of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. When completed, it will be the largest convention center array in the world, generating enough electricity to power up to 1,300 homes. MGM Resorts International continues to focus on creating environmentally conscious accomodations for their guests a high priority.