Facing the Las Vegas strip along a quarter-mile
stretch, the $11 billion CITYCENTER project includes
2,800 residential condo units, 66 acres of cafes and
two 400-room boutique hotels that will be on either
side of a boulevard built to the exact dimensions of
New York's Park Avenue.
Metro Energy was retained as the energy consultant
to establish LEED standards and oversee the
accreditation process for the central plant.
CityCenter was designed with a highly efficient, stateof-
the-art central plant with an 8.2 megawatt
combined heat and power system that captures
excess heat to warm domestic hot water for hotel use.
The central plant supports ultimately 18,000,000
square feet of space including residential and hotel
condominium occupancies. The central plant is fully
automated to match load requirements for efficient
part load operations; it engages water side
economizer cycles for free cooling during moderate
ambient conditions and provides redundancy to
enable maintenance without disruption. A unique
feature of the plant is how it generates low emissions
power and hot water, which minimizes energy use.
Metro Energy reviewed engineering and design
drawings, made recommendations based on LEED
criteria and prepared the LEED submittal as it
pertained to the central plant.
The MGM CITYCENTER has obtained LEED Gold
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