Continuous education is an integral part of CityCenter's commitment to sustainability. These efforts not only benefited CityCenter immediately, but more than 7,000 vendors, retailers, construction workers, and interior designers can contribute their new-found sustainability knowledge and experience to future projects, extending CityCenter's commitment to the environment far beyond Las Vegas.
The CityCenter team also influenced available products on the market, making it easier and more desirable to purchase environmentally sustainable products and services.
- Early in the design process, the CityCenter team educated interior designers about the project's LEED goals. Later, construction professionals and trades were educated in green building techniques. Retailers at Crystals were encouraged to follow suit and use sustainable design and consider LEED certification in their leased spaces.
- As construction gave way to operations, every effort was made to educate each of the 12,000 new employees and the countless residents and guests about CityCenter's environmentally sustainable features. Day-to-day management is driven by an ongoing dedication to sustainability.
- Evergreen Recycling, a local Las Vegas recycling company, partnered with the CityCenter team to establish a viable construction and demolition waste recycling market in Las Vegas. When the project began, no local recyclers could support an 18 million square foot construction project. The CityCenter team supported Evergreen’s construction of a new recycling facility. As a result, more than 94 percent of CityCenter's construction waste was diverted from landfills, avoiding greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste disposal.
- Manufacturers of faucets, showerheads and toilets worked with the CityCenter team to develop products that are environment-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. This effort saves nearly 50 million gallons of water at CityCenter annually; but more importantly, this technology is now available to the general public for purchase.
CityCenter partnered with Robb & Stucky, an interior design firm, to introduce a green furniture line, giving residents environmentally sustainable lifestyle options.