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Since we opened our first LEED certified development in 2009, we have built all new construction projects in the U.S. to LEED Gold standards.
We began construction on CityCenter in 2007 as a 17 million square foot mixed-use project with urban streets, parks, hotels, convention space, luxury retail, condominiums, office buildings and art. We wanted it to be a leading example of 21st century urban planning in the heart of Las Vegas, with environmental sustainability at its core. CityCenter is now a global case study in eco-luxury, fusing glamor and sustainability. Our managed components – ARIA Campus – set many benchmarks for sustainability practices across our portfolio.
In 2016, we opened the Park, an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment experience connecting New York-New York, Park MGM and T-Mobile Arena. Envisioned as a microcosm of the beautiful Mojave Desert, the Park draws inspiration from this sensitive yet thriving ecosystem. To achieve a cohesive natural environment, we incorporated innovative approaches to water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling and material selection.
Setting the stage for a new era of Las Vegas entertainment, T-Mobile Arena opened in 2016. The 20,000-seat venue between New York-New York and Park MGM hosts more than 100 events annually. Constructed following the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Gold standards, T-Mobile Arena proves that a large venue can be environmentally sustainable.
MGM National Harbor is a 3 million square-foot luxury resort in Maryland featuring an array of environmental innovations. From a roof that captures rainwater for landscape irrigation, to extensive use of glass to deliver natural light into the building, green design elements are visibly and elegantly infused into the core architectural design of the destination.
MGM Springfield, located in Massachusetts, is designed to revive the city's downtown core while preserving its historic architectural character. The strong focus on historic preservation includes retention of iconic structures, reusing exterior facades and replicating historic design elements. The project was awarded Gold-level certification in LEED for Neighborhood Development and is the first gaming resort to achieve the LEED Platinum distinction.
MGM COTAI opened in January 2018 as the first privately developed building in Macau to receive the Chino Green Building (Macau) Design Label and the only resort to achieve the highest award. During construction, we implemented a range of smart and sustainable design across six key areas: land, energy, water, building materials, indoor environmental quality and operations and management.
For decades, we have confirmed our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our resorts by earning external assurance. CityCenter has earned six LEED Gold certifications for building design and construction. MGM COTAI received the three-star Green Building Operational label, the highest rating under the China Green Building Label certification scheme.
As our December 31, 2020, we hold the following building certifications:
By aligning with Stay Well™ standards, we take a structured approach to enhancing the health and well-being of our guests. Stay Well™ rooms combine the latest wellness technologies and practices by Delos, the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Deepak Chopra. Additionally, we invested in Stay Well™ aligned meeting rooms to craft healthier workplaces for our working guests and employees who use them.
Given our large supply chain, we recognize the vital importance of biodiversity. While we are still developing a formal nature action plan, we have implemented nature-based design practices, which contribute to a more pleasant and calming environment for our guests and employees.