Konami Gaming has been awarded the 2016 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Southern Nevada Spotlight Award for Sustainable/Green building, in recognition of the recently-completed expansion of its Las Vegas headquarters.
This annual honour recognises one regional commercial building project that exemplifies sustainable principles as a driving force behind development.
Konami’s expanded facility more than doubled its original 160,000sq.ft facility with full Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification and became one of Nevada’s largest facilities to achieve complete geothermal heating and cooling.
“Our new headquarters has been designed and delivered with environmentally-friendly and energy-saving considerations in every aspect,” said Tom Jingoli, chief administration officer and senior vice president at Konami Gaming. “Konami has always been very conscious of the environment and so it was a natural fit for us to expand our facility with a goal of obtaining LEED certification. We felt this was an important investment to demonstrate our commitment to being good corporate citizens.”
A myriad of environmental initiatives were introduced in addition to the geothermal system, including subterranean parking, LED lighting, new roofing, flooring, paint, and furniture. These elements contributed to LEED silver certification from the US Green Building Council and this year’s recognition from NAIOP’s Southern Nevada Chapter.