The US Green Building Council recognised Konami’s headquarters with the special certification.
US.- The US Green Building Council granted Konami Gaming with the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design –LEED– Silver Certification. The latest expansion of Konami’s headquarters in Las Vegas, which was built in 316,000 square foot based on sustainable features – subterranean parking, car-charging stations, LED lighting, water efficient landscaping, responsibly-resourced building materials, and complete geothermal heating and cooling, was awarded by the national council.
Konami is a leader company in supporting the global community with environmentally-responsible business initiatives. “At Konami, we are always striving to take a leadership role in everything we do, and attaining LEED Silver Certification for our headquarters facility is another example of this approach to our business,” said Tom Jingoli, chief administration officer and senior vice president at Konami Gaming, Inc.
The expansion project’s launch introduced a new level of opportunity to maximise efficiency, with support from key partners including ethos|three ARCHITECTURE. As Konami explained, it was not easy nor cheap to prepare the sustainable building, but it was the right choice. “It’s all about vision. Konami has the foresight and understands the value of a sustainably-designed project that is both environmentally sensitive and energy conscience, while also providing a comfortable atmosphere for employees. The Konami team maintained this vision throughout all decisions,” concluded Dan Ballard, co-owner and lead architect at ethos|three ARCHITECTURE.