The award is based on five criteria: sustainability, including transportation; education about environmental responsibility and engaging retailers in sustainability design and operations; water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
MGM Resorts and Infinity World Development Corp are the co-developers of CityCenter. Infinity World Development is a subsidiary of Dubai World. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded its LEED Gold certification to Crystals at CityCenter for sustainability. The retail development is the largest LEED Gold-certified retail district in the United States. Additionally, LEED Gold certifications have been awarded to ARIA Resort & Casino's hotel tower, convention center and theater, the Vdara Hotel & Spa, the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, and the Veer Towers (below).
Crystals at CityCenter sets on 67 acres between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. It has the highest LEED achievement of any development in Las Vegas. With more than 55,000 members worldwide in more than 90 countries, ICSC is the top global trade association of the shopping center industry. Members of the association are shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, academia, and public officials. For more information on Crystals at CityCenter and the ICSC, visit CityCenter.com and ICSC.org.
As an independent contractor, James has written content for Justluxe.com and other leading online luxury lifestyle magazines. Rothaar previously served as the senior-tenured staff writer for JustLuxe, having worked with the digital magazine since 2005. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and works as an independent marketing consultant and a freelance writer. James Rothaar has an MBA degree...(Read More)