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The U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Chapter presented MGM Resorts International with two different awards recognizing the company’s efforts in sustainability. The ceremony was held in Las Vegas, where MGM took home the prize for Exceptional Leadership and Advocacy — LEED Project and for Organizational Excellence.
“One of our strongest values is practicing sustainable development to provide our guests with an exceptional experience when they come through our doors,” said Cindy Ortega, senior vice president of the energy and environmental services division at MGM Resorts International. “For us as a Company, environmental responsibility is a commitment that works across all levels of our organization.”
The LEED Advocacy award was presented for CityCenter, the largest environmentally sustainable, mixed-use development in the world.
“The construction of CityCenter represents a significant milestone for the advancement of sustainability in the state of Nevada,” said Rick van Diepen, president of the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Chapter. “MGM Resorts’ commitment to green building from the earliest stages of design on the CityCenter project has resulted in a world-class property that is not only a stunning design, but also sets a new standard for sustainability in the hospitality industry.”
MGM Resorts International also works to instill core values and beliefs around environmental responsibility at each of their properties through dedicated green teams involving all employees. These teams lead education and outreach programs and host a variety of Green Fairs to show ways to save natural resources at home in their daily lives.