Further demonstrating its leadership in environmental sustainability, MGM Grand Detroit completed the light-emitting diode (LED) lamp retrofit of its 61-acre parking garage. Cited as one of the nation's largest LED parking garage makeovers, the three-month installation boasts a furnishing of 3,117 LED lamps and will annually reduce energy use by 80 percent for the garage and seven percent overall for the Four Diamond destination resort.
“As a property fully committed to the fundamental principles of environmental stewardship, we are proud to complete the LED lamp installation and further minimize MGM Grand Detroit's energy consumption,” said Steve Zanella, President and COO of MGM Grand Detroit. “Like many of our conservation initiatives, this renovation is a win-win for us and the community. Not only does it reflect our high regard for the planet, but it also ensures that MGM Grand Detroit is more competitive in hosting its guests as well as visitors for conferences, conventions and special events, while making more energy available for other users.”
LED technology is celebrated as one of the highest performing, and currently available methods of lighting. Energy savings of 50 to 80 percent are common when compared to fluorescent or incandescent lamps that are typically used in garages. LED lamps also have much longer operating lives, resulting in fewer materials and transportation resources needed over time.
“Implementation of new lighting technologies is an important component of our overall strategy to reduce our ecological impact. We continually explore cutting-edge technologies that maximize savings,” said Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International, the parent company of MGM Grand Detroit. “After extensive research and testing in the local environment, LED proved to be the best option for reducing energy costs.”