Vegas, the city of lights, finally seems to
have grown environmentally conscious (at least in one
concentrated area) with the urban resort
The seven-building luxury development, CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Mirage and Dubai World.
Described as “one of the world’s largest sustainable developments,” “a city within a city” and “a Strip within the Strip,” the water-and-energy-conserving playground is located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts, across 67 sprawling acres.
Ever aspect of the new development will be ‘green’ from design and construction to operations and guest amenities.
The latest details of
this ‘green’ policy have been revealed this week with a
range of environmentally friendly initiatives including slot
machines fitted with air conditioning units and the strip's
first on site energy-generation through an 8.5megawatt
natural-gas co-generation plant - allowing the resort to
help guests 'green their stay'.
Developers claim that CityCenter’s sustainable initiatives will save the energy necessary to power 7,700 households yearly.