SWA Project Receives Award at CTGBC Green Building Awards

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MGM Springfield

The MGM Springfield Resort has been awarded the 2019 Out-of-State: Award of Merit by the CT Green Building Council for its noteworthy sustainability and green building features.

As the sustainability consultants for the project, SWA tracked LEED construction credits, monitored site erosion controls and indoor air quality, oversaw MGM’s zero-construction-waste initiative, and documented all achievements for GBCI review. SWA also provided construction administration services to AECOM Tishman, the project’s construction manager.

A number of sustainability features were implemented during the design and construction of MGM Springfield, which achieved LEED-NC v2009 Platinum certification. The project kept over 37,000 tons of debris from landfills, utilized more than 250,000 carbon-capture CMUs, used low-emitting materials in the interior, and purchased either recycled building materials or sustainably produced/harvested materials. These measures substantially lowered the carbon footprint of construction and of the building and resulted in the project’s LEED Platinum rating.

MGM Springfield CTGBC Award

SWA sustainability consultants, Kai Starn and Adam Yarnell, with MGM representative Jose Delgado accepting the Out-of-State Award of Merit.

All these initiatives required careful coordination between the design and construction teams, and their successful implementation ultimately translates to a healthy indoor environment for MGM guests and employees. SWA is happy to have worked on a project with innovative and superior sustainability goals and measures.

For more information on this project, visit the MGM Springfield case study.