IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter
We are happy to see clean modern lines throughout CityCenter and applaud the lack of the usual kitschy Vegas themes found on the strip. Daniel Liebskin, the architect behind the Crystals ultra chic retail destination, notes his commitment to sustainability and the client’s perspective on the project, “Architects in the 21st century must all take a sustainable approach to building. Any other solution would be irresponsible. I am fortunate to have many clients with a similar view, but MGM Mirage set an incredibly high expectation for all the design teams on this project and they made a commitment which was inspiring.”
Obviously we can’t overlook the on-site co-gen plant, the world’s first fleet of stretch limos running off of compressed natural gas, and the innumerable sustainable features that will save power and water. However since LEED is an additive certification program with no requirements to maintain what’s already in place, this means that MGM Mirage’s Energy and Environmental Services Division can wrap-up shop on this project, and we’ll hear little more about its sustainable achievements once the dust finally clears.
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