Las Vegas City Hall has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
City hall’s sustainable design eliminates more than 2,400 metric tons of greenhouse gases and is outfitted with rooftop solar panels and striking solar trees at ground level. These panels produce about 290,000 kilowatt hours of power for the building annually.
“The city continues to be a national and international leader when it comes to sustainability,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. “For the city of Las Vegas, sustainability is a way to ensure that current and future generations will enjoy the quality of life we have all worked so hard to achieve.”
City Hall also features LED lighting, and an advanced heating and cooling system that registers outside temperatures and time of day to regulate the building.
In addition, Fire Stations 107, located at 9398 Sundial Drive in Ward 4, and Fire Station 106, located at 1888 Stella Lake Drive in Ward 5, have also achieved LEED Gold status. These stations help to cut emergency response times, and were built to the city’s sustainable building standards.
The Mob Museum is also LEED Gold certified and is located at 300 E. Stewart Ave. in a building that previously housed the city’s federal courthouse and a post office.