MGM Resorts International


Altura is engaged in a long term effort to reduce the energy usage of the central chilled water plants at 10 properties in Las Vegas.  MGM properties in Las Vegas, NV, include CityCenter, Luxor, New York New York, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Circus Circus, Mote Carlo, and Mirage. Altura performed site visits to assess the performance of these plants based on observations and operator feedback, and extracted trends from the automation system to identify systematic controls issues contributing to increased energy consumption. Opportunities to improve performance were derived from the results of on-site testing, and implemented with Altura’s support. Project to date has delivered more than $650k per year in verified energy cost savings.

See a case study of Altura’s work with MGM: Portfolio-Wide Retro-Commissioning

Altura team members were also responsible for directing LEED consulting for the $8.5 billion, 17 million square foot CityCenter development in Las Vegas.  Serving as executive LEED consultants on the project, Altura team members Greg Shank, Ryan Gaylord, and Michele Kato worked to coordinate the sustainability efforts of approximately 10 different architectural, planning, design, and construction management firms.  The team’s services included sustainable design consulting, energy modeling and analysis, LEED consulting and documentation and coordination of commissioning and monitoring and verification services.