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Three Las Vegas buildings strike gold with environmentally friendly designs

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Steve Marcus

A view of the new city hall before the building’s dedication cermony in downtown Las Vegas Monday, March 5, 2012.

Las Vegas is celebrating the national recognition of three of its buildings, including City Hall, for their environmentally friendly design.

Officials from the U.S. Green Building Council formally presented the city with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold status certificates during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

The LEED program certifies buildings based on the use of water-efficient technologies, environmentally friendly building materials, energy efficiency and several other factors.

The gold status awarded to Las Vegas’s City Hall and two fire stations is the second highest level of certification in the program.

Wednesday’s recognition brings a lengthy application process to an end. The $185 million City Hall building at 495 S. Main St. opened in February 2012 and includes rooftop solar panels, ground level solar panel trees, LED lighting, and an advanced heating and cooling system.

The fire stations recognized Wednesday for their sustainable design were Fire Station 106, located at 1888 Stella Lake Drive in Ward 5, and Fire Station 107, located at 9398 Sundial Drive in Ward 4.

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