LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly opened Las Vegas outdoor dining and entertainment district, it was announced July 25.
As part of The Park’s efforts to earn LEED certification, MGM Resorts invested in technology and implemented environmentally conscious construction and landscaping measures to help lower overall environmental impact.
Environmental attributes of The Park that supported the LEED Gold rating include furniture, shade structures, waste bins, tree grates and building structures made with pre- and post-consumer-recycled steel. In addition, more than 85 per cent of construction waste was recycled.
An on-site well provides all of The Park’s irrigation water, reducing reliance on the city’s water supply. Water-efficient features include point-source drippers that conserve 72 per cent more water than traditional sprinklers and anemometers that control water features based on wind speed.
To reduce energy, LED lighting is used throughout The Park, and high-efficiency heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems are used in the restaurants.
The Park represents the seventh LEED Gold certification achieved by MGM Resorts and the only one under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Core & Shell rating system. This addition brings the area of LEED Gold-certified space within the MGM Resorts portfolio to more than 15 million square feet.
In addition, MGM Resorts has registered two upcoming resorts and one entertainment venue for LEED certification: MGM National Harbor, MGM Springfield, and the T-Mobile Arena. All are targeting LEED Gold.
A combination of restaurants, bars and entertainment housed in desert landscaping, The Park is a gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo as well as the new 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. Participating restaurants include Californian waffle house Bruxie, New York fan-favorite burger joint Shake Shack and Sake Rok. Beerhaus beer garden serves sustainably raised farm-to-table meats.