MGM Resorts International Recognized for Lighting Innovations

April 17, 2014
Company wins two 2014 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign awards in Detroit and Las Vegas

Las Vegas, April 15, 2014 – The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign has recognized

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) for its dedication to sustainability and energy-efficient lighting.


The company was recently honored with two Campaign awards: “Highest Absolute Annual Savings in a Retrofit at a Single Parking Structure” for a major lighting retrofit at MGM Grand Detroit, and “Largest Percentage of Facilities Upgraded (minimum of five facilities)” for MGM Facilities in Michigan and Nevada.


LEEP is co-sponsored by the Business Owners and Management Association, Green Parking Council, International Facility Management Association and Better Buildings through the US Department of Energy.

“Our outdoor lighting projects are truly transformational and have been undertaken to further position MGM Resorts as a thought leader in sustainability,” said Cindy Ortega, Chief Sustainability Officer of MGM Resorts International. “Both, the Detroit project and the Las Vegas parking lot upgrades have allowed for other markets to follow in making advancements in lighting efficiency.”


The LEEP Campaign held an awards recognition event on April 15, 2014 at the IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expoii, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

"Through the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking campaign, the Department of Energy is working with organizations committed to more energy efficient exterior lighting technologies and systems," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency, Kathleen Hogan. "These highly innovative and cost-competitive lighting solutions are helping transform how our nation lights its parking lots and garages."

In 2013, MGM Grand Detroit completed the light-emitting diode (LED) lamp retrofit of its 61-acre parking garage. Cited as one of the nation’s largest LED parking garage makeovers, the three-month installation boasts 3,117 LED lamps and will reduce the garage’s annual energy use by 80 percent.


Also in 2013, MGM Resorts upgraded 13 of its facility sites in Michigan and Nevada. The project covered more than 8 million sq. ft. and will reduce annual energy usage by 70 percent. 


For more information about MGM Resorts International’s environmental sustainability programs, please visit:

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About LEEP

The LEEP campaign makes it easier for building and parking facility owners and managers to find information, resources, and technical assistance to save money and energy through high efficiency parking lot and parking garage lighting. The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Alliance has provided technical assistance for LEEP participants and co-organizers since September 2012 and will continue the campaign through June 2015.  For more, visit the LEEP campaign, for a suite of tools including industry-developed specifications, a lighting incentives database and links to qualified products lists, a retrofit financial analysis tool, and case studies. 

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort and Casino. 

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