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US – MGM takes energy drive to Detroit

By - 23 August 2013

MGM Grand Detroit has completed the LED lamp retrofit of its 61-acre parking garage, which with 3,117 LED lamps, will reduce the garage’s annual energy use by 80 per cent at the destination resort.

Steve Zanella, President and COO of MGM Grand Detroit said: “As a property fully committed to the fundamental principles of environmental stewardship, we are proud to complete theLED lamp installation and further minimise MGM Grand Detroit’s energy consumption. Like many of our conservation initiatives, this renovation is a win-win for us and the environment. This project reflects our high regard for the planet, but it also ensures that MGMGrand Detroit is meeting our customers’ desire to be more environmentally conscious with their meetings, conventions, and travel.”

The move by MGM Grand Detroit fits in with the parent company’s overall objectives.

Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for MGMResorts International, said: “Implementation of new lighting technologies is an important component of our overall strategy to reduce our environmental impact. We continually explore cutting-edge technologies that maximize savings. After extensive research and testing in the local environment, LED proved to be the best option for reducing energy and costs.”

MGM Resorts will install one of the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic arrays in the world at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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