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Sustainability at CityCenter

CityCenter Sustainability

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CityCenter has six LEED Gold certifications, making it one of the largest environmental achievements in the world. MGM Mirage Sr. VP of Energy and Environmental Services Cindy Ortega talks about some of the complex's sustainability highlights.

Nancy Rubins' "Big Edge" at CityCenter
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
The Incidental Tourist:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.
MGM Resorts International's CityCenter project is seen on the Strip on April 28, 2011.
MGM Resorts makes list of America's most environmentally responsible companies
Thursday, October 20, 2011
For the second year in a row, MGM Resorts International has been named one of Newsweek Magazine’s 500 most environmentally-responsible U.S. companies.
CityCenter's Veer Towers were awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certifications by the the U.S. Green Building Council.
New LEED certifications cement CityCenter's green status
Energy column:
Friday, November 27, 2009
All eyes are turned toward CityCenter as the green giant prepares to open next month.
A view of Veer Towers, left, and the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas are shown during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. The photo is taken looking east from the Aria toward Las Vegas Boulevard.
Two more CityCenter structures earn high green ratings
Mandarin Oriental and Veer Towers both get LEED Gold certifications
Friday, November 20, 2009
Mandarin Oriental and Veers have both reached the high environmental standard, bringing the total of LEED Gold certified facilities to six. Others include Crystals retail district, Vdara, ARIA’s hotel tower and separately, its convention center and theater.
CityCenter retail area gets LEED Gold certification
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Officials at CityCenter say the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification for the base structure of the $8.5 billion casino development's retail mall.

Artist Maya Lin is on hand as her silver sculpture of the Colorado River is installed Thursday over the registration desk at CityCenter's Aria.
Sculpture at CityCenter's Aria designed to provoke thought about water
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Artist Maya Lin watches as her 87-foot rendition of the Colorado River is installed behind the registration desk at CityCenter’s Aria.
Eco-friendly resorts: Construction continues on the CityCenter on the Strip between Monte Carlo and Bellagio. Aria and Vdara were given the second-highest certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Strip hotels garner LEED gold
Friday, September 18, 2009
Aria and Vdara — hotels and convention space within CityCenter — were given the second highest certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The gold certification was based on standards set by the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
A view of MGM Mirage's Aria as seen from the Panorama Towers in February.
CityCenter's Aria to protect blackjack dealers from smoke
Friday, August 21, 2009
Go ahead, blow smoke in your blackjack dealer’s face. If you’re playing at the soon-to-open Aria at CityCenter, they will hardly notice. That’s because Aria’s blackjack tables will be equipped with an air curtain that shoots straight up from the table, dividing dealer and players. That’s the next-to-best thing Aria could do to protect dealers’ health, aside from not allowing smoking in the casino, said Cindy Ortega, senior vice president of energy and environmental services for MGM Mirage, an owner of CityCenter.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) looks over a model of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project during a Clean Energy Jobs tour Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.
Harry Reid leads tour of Nevada's clean energy potential
Majority leader shows off state’s green projects under way
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
One of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s mantras is that the emerging clean energy industry will create valuable and desperately needed jobs. On Tuesday, in the wake of his National Clean Energy Summit, he staged a short road show to illustrate his point. He could have taken his five guests on a tour of the Ausra solar manufacturing plant near McCarran International Airport, or the green building and design exhibits at the Springs Preserve or the hundreds of acres of solar thermal and photovoltaic fields in the Eldorado Valley.
Spurring sustainability: Cindy Ortega, MGM Mirage's senior vice president of energy and environmental services, is shown July 21 near CityCenter.
Cindy Ortega
Q&A: Senior vice president of MGM Mirage's energy and environmental services division
Friday, August 7, 2009
Cindy Ortega is in charge of transforming MGM Mirage into the green giant of gaming — and we’re not talking about the color of the company’s flagship casino on the Strip.
‘Green’ building brings hotshot firm to Vegas
Looking in on: Gaming: L.A. legal shop will help projects get green A-OKs — and save
Friday, February 8, 2008
A high-profile Los Angeles law firm to movie studios, record companies and Kirk Kerkorian is opening a Las Vegas practice specializing in real estate, corporate law — and shepherding clients through the cumbersome but ultimately lucrative process of being declared environmentally friendly.