City’s New Policy Requires All City-Owned Buildings To Be Built To LEED Certification Standards
March 21, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The city of Las Vegas in 2006 adopted a policy that all city buildings would be LEED-certified. So far, five projects are under development that are LEED registered, and will have the opportunity to be LEED-certified upon completion. Those projects include:• The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
• Las Vegas Fire Station #106 on Mount Mariah Drive and Stella Lake Street
• Las Vegas Fire Station #107 on Del Webb and Sundial
• Las Vegas Fire Station #108 on Bonanza Road and Page Street
• The new City Hall under construction by Forest City
In addition, the city’s Symphony Park project has been LEED certified, as has the Molasky Corporate Center. There are dozens more projects that are LEED-certified in the Las Vegas Valley, including major casino projects on the Las Vegas Strip.
The city of Las Vegas’ Sustainable Energy Strategy is a comprehensive strategy that recommends investments in energy conservation and renewable energy. The Office of Sustainability, created in 2010 within the City Manager’s Office, leads and works alongside city departments to meet all renewable energy, energy efficiency and community program goals established in the Sustainable Energy Strategy. Funded by a diverse range of sources, the strategy’s programs have minimal impact on the city’s general fund and were designed to generate significant cost savings. Programs include energy retrofits of city facilities and streetlights, installation of 4.875 megawatts of solar panels and a green building program with incentives for property owners. By the end of Fiscal Year 2010, the city anticipates an almost 10-percent reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and a more than 12-percent decrease in annual energy costs.