The 20-acre array at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will offset 20 percent of the resort’s peak energy demand, will be joined by an additional 2-megawatt dc (MW dc) array currently under development
LAS VEGAS, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4 megawatt (MW dc) [5.0 megawatt ac (MW ac)] photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually and is the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Resorts’ M life Wins ‘Loyalty Program of the Year’ for Outstanding Performance
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been named the “Land-Based Operator of the Year” and “Responsible Business of the Year” at the Global Gaming Awards 2014, while its M life program has earned the title of “Loyalty Program of the Year.”
The MGM Resorts International Events team, along with hard-working volunteers, built a Vegas Baby!-themed float for the 16th annual Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade, which took place downtown Sept. 5. MGM Resorts was the presenting sponsor of the parade and more than 100 employee volunteers, led by members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) employee Network Group, walked alongside the Company float.
Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International, shares tips for greener travel.
Mediaplanet: Why is it important to think about the environment when planning your vacation?
Cindy Ortega: The reason why it’s important to think about the environment while you’re taking a vacation is because it’s important to think about the environment in everything you do. You don’t leave it at home when you pack your suitcases. It’s something that’s a part of your everyday life, wherever you are.
Global honor recognizes outstanding achievements of the company’s Green Advantage program
Washington, D.C., September 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) received the Alliance to Save Energy's highest honor, the "Galaxy" Star of Energy Efficiency Award at a special awards ceremony this week in Washington, D.C.. Each year, the Star of Energy Efficiency Awards are bestowed upon individuals, organizations, companies, government programs and learning institutions that have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency both in the United States and abroad.
“The biggest change Las Vegas has undergone is having to learn how to handle a crushing blow and get up and build yourself into a better community. And you can see it,” says MGM chief sustainability officer Cindy Ortega. “It builds resolve.”
gb&d: City Center helped elevate the status of Las Vegas architecturally, as well as in terms of sustainability. How have the buildings performed post-occupancy?
From an environmental standpoint, Nevada is a state of stark contrasts. When we think of the Silver State, most of us picture the Las Vegas strip, but Nevada is also home to picturesque canyons, rare desert wildlife and majestic, snow-peaked mountains. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from two participants from the 7th annual Clean Energy Summit which took place on September 4th in Las Vegas.