MGM Springfield Recognized for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design
MGM Resorts recently announced that MGM Springfield achieved multiple certifications under the United States Green Building Council’s LEED program, highlighting leadership in energy and environmental design.
According to the United States Green Building Council, “LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings,” and the “certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.”
MGM Springfield is the first private-sector hospitality development to earn LEED Neighborhood Development certification at the site level.
The property also has four building-level LEED certiﬁcations, all rated LEED Gold or Platinum:
- The main resort including a 250-room hotel that is one of just a handful of LEED Platinum hotels in the world
- The Armory, a LEED Platinum-certified event space for concerts, meetings and comedy shows
- The Springfield Chapel, a LEED Gold certified retail and dining space
- The MGM Daycare, a LEED Platinum-certified Child and Family Center for local residents
“Before plans for this resort were even put to paper, MGM Resorts committed to designing and building a resort that supported environmental sustainability and positive social impact, while also honoring the history, architecture and culture of Springfield,” said MGM Resorts Northeast Group President Chris Kelley. “I can say confidently that we not only delivered on that vision but pulled out all the stops to make MGM Springfield the world-class destination and responsible environmental steward that it is today.”
“MGM Springfield’s LEED Platinum certifications – exceptional particularly given the scale of this special property – exemplify MGM’s environmental stewardship, its dedication to smart innovation, and its commitment to the community,” said Chair Cathy Judd-Stein. “We at the MGC wish to thank MGM Resorts for their positive contribution to the amazing city of Springfield, and to the Commonwealth’s sustainable, prosperous future.”