LAS VEGAS -- Boyd Gaming Corporation on Monday announced that the Orleans Arena has been awarded LEED Gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Orleans Arena is the first arena in the state of Nevada to receive LEED Gold recognition. It joins a handful of prominent arenas across the country in achieving the prominent sustainability recognition, including AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Philips Arena in Atlanta, the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., and the Toyota Center in Houston.
The certification caps a multi-year effort to incorporate sustainable practices throughout the Arena's operations. Through a variety of measures – most completely unnoticeable to guests -- the Arena significantly reduced its energy consumption, and reduced the amount of waste sent to local landfills by 25 percent.