Green and eco-friendly Rivers Casino awarded LEED Gold Certification
Casinos are now going green with the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines leading the way. A swank new establishment in Chicagoland, the Rivers Casino has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. The first to receive an LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, this green and eco-friendly place to roll the dice was opened in July 2011 and is rigged with LED light fixtures in parking garages, with 70% of the electrical energy consumed by the building over a two-year period is being offset with green power. That’s not all. The Rivers Casino also makes use of natural lighting to the fullest and recycled 90% of all construction waste.
With interior living green walls along with electric car charging stations, sensor-controlled lighting and a ton of green features that have eventually led to a LEED Gold Certification, the Rivers Casino is soon turning into one of the biggest and greenest entertainment and gaming facilities in Chicagoland.