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Mayor Sarno Joined with Governor Baker, and Other State and City Officials for Special Plaque Unveiling Ceremony to Celebrate MGM Springfield Receiving Top Sustainability Rating

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Solicitor Ed Pikula, and Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan joined with Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and other state and city officials as MGM Resorts Northeast Group President and COO Chris Kelley and MGM Springfield unveiled special plaques celebrating MGM Springfield as one of the first resorts in the gaming industry to achieve the highest rating for a new construction project from the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design®: The LEED New Construction Platinum certification.

Also in attendance were, City Councilor Tim Allen, Governor Baker’s Western Massachusetts Director Jose Delgado, Mass Gaming Commission Chair Cathy Judd-Stein, US Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam, and Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys. 

MGM Springfield Resort is the first ever-private sector hospitality development certified by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold level for Neighborhood Development.  The project also has four building-level LEED certifications, all rated LEED Gold or Platinum.  This exemplary standard of environmental excellence was enabled through multiple intentional design choices throughout MGM Springfield’s physical area. 

Click here to view MGM Springfield LEED Certification Overview  

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to congratulate MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley and his entire team on this acknowledgement and certification.  This is no small feat and a great achievement for our MGM Springfield in becoming a national leader in energy and environmental design and efficiency.  What MGM Springfield has achieved complements my administration’s continued commitment to working with energy and environmentally effective and efficient development projects across the city, from our public schools to housing and economic development projects.      

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