Aria Las Vegas goes green. Until recently, the extent that a hotel went to save energy was asking the guests to fore-go having the linens and towels changed every day. Being environmentally aware meant doing a little recycling of boxes or bottles.
Aria Sets the Standard
Aria Las Vegas of City Center has taken Hotel involvement in being environmentally responsible to a whole new level and hopefully will set the standard, not only for other Hotel and Casinos in Las Vegas to follow, but all businesses and residences. It’s great to see business leaders realize that they are not just a money making machine. They are part of the community we call Las Vegas.
Creating with Conscience
The City Center project was planned from the start with a commitment to energy saving, and earth friendly conservation and has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification (LEED). While walking through Aria you are so taken with the beauty of the hotel you may not notice all the energy saving details that are in place.
Shading louvers above each window in Aria decrease the amount of solar heat entering the building and reduces the amount of energy used to cool the building. Low wattage lighting is used. A state-of-the-art central power plant is used to redirect captured hot air to heat water in Aria and the pools. The use of skylights through out the property makes use of natural light which also conserves energy.
Water is a very important commodity in the desert. With the use of water saving devices that use low flow technologies and efficient landscape practices, Aria Las Vegas has significantly reduced its water usage, saving millions of gallons of water each year.
Aria is connected to Bellagio and Monte Carlo via a tram. Many services, attractions, and amenities are within walking distance. A fleet of 26 limousines that run exclusively on compressed natural gas, produce less harmful emissions. It’s the only fleet of limos that can make that claim.
MGM Resorts International
Aria and City Center are part of MGM Resorts International which owns the most Hotel/Casino properties in Las Vegas. We hope that they will continue to implement the enviroment friendly practices they have at Aria and City Center in any future projects as well as updating older properties. Good job.