Project: MGM CITYCENTER (Las Vegas, NV) – LEED Gold Certification
Project Cost: $11 Billion
MGM City Center Las Vegas

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 certification.

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