MGM National Harbor Sustainability Fact Sheet
- MGM National Harbor has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification
- Will be the first LEED Gold casino in DMV, second in Prince George’s County
- Will be one of six casinos nationwide with LEED Gold Status
- MGM National Harbor designed and constructed a 700,000-gallon cistern to collect, store, treat and reuse captured rainwater as an alternative to municipal water for irrigation, cooling and sanitation.
- Landscape design includes a highly efficient irrigation system as well as native and adaptive plant species. Intelligent irrigation technologies use reclaimed water to irrigate 100% of the planting.
- The resort will reduce its water consumption by more than 45 percent below a design baseline. Sustainable design features include automatic faucets, low-flow toilets and shower fixtures. Water features will use re-circulated water and be sealed to minimize water loss due to evaporation.
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- MGM National Harbor will generate electricity through the use of cogeneration—combined heat and power (CHP) production—which is a system that provides chilled and heated water from the waste heat produced by a natural gas generator.
- It will be one of the largest privately operated CHP Energy Plants in the Washington D.C. region producing 750kWh
- The system will significantly reduce the resort’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental footprint as compared to conventional systems and will result in a predicted energy cost reduction of more than 30 percent.
- A building management system will track the resort’s energy consumption through large equipment and specific locations and alert MGM staff when there are areas throughout the building that can be adjusted to maximize energy performance and reduce consumption.
- MGM National Harbor will select products from manufacturers that disclose information about the ingredients in their products which will allow the opportunity to make better-informed environmental, economic and social decisions. The reduction of potentially harmful products and chemical from these products will help to increase guest comfort, health and wellness.
- Food will be sourced locally whenever possible including fruits and vegetables, beer and wine and MGM National Harbor’s private Oyster label, Lucky Shuck .
- A bus stop was created to help facilitate public transportation for guests and employees. Also, two bus lines, the NH1 and NH2, were expanded to serve MGM National Harbor and encourage more frequent use of public transportation.
- MGM National Harbor has installed 28 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and 185 low-emitting-fuel efficient (LEFE) vehicle parking spaces in some of the most highly coveted locations throughout the parking garage to be used by both guests and employees.
- There are 132 bike spaces provided; 48 dedicated to resort guests and 84 shared by employees and guests Eight showers and changing rooms also are available for employees who use alternative transportation.
- MGM National Harbor selected building products from manufacturers that disclose information about the ingredients in their products, allowing us to make better-informed environmental, economic, and social decisions. The reduction of potentially harmful products help in increasing guest comfort, health, and wellness.
- Interior finish products, such as paints, sealants, adhesives, and flooring elements, are low to zero concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- 100% of all composite wood and agrifiber products used on the interior of the building have zero added urea-formaldehyde content contributing to comfort and well-being of guests
- The MGM National Harbor team’s strategic efforts in waste management and material selection helped on two issues in green building: the environmental impact of building materials used on the project, and maximizing waste and demolition materials that can be diverted from landfills.
- Recycled content represents over 24% of the building’s material cost
- More than 80 percent of new-wood based materials at MGM National Harbor are Forest Stewardship Council certified representing responsibly managed forests of sustainably harvested lumber
- Collectively throughout all project phases, more than 96 percent by weight of construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills
- Materials manufactured and extracted within a 500-mile radius of the project site represent a projected 22 percent of the building’s material cost
- The Project has achieved an energy cost reduction of 31.7% compared to a code-compliant building.