Green Building Cert Awarded to Plainridge Park Casino
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January 20, 2016
Penn National Gaming, Inc. ("Penn National Gaming") announced today that
Plainridge Park Casino has been certified LEEDŽ Gold by the U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating
system, developed by the USGBC, is the preeminent certification program for
buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved
environmental and human health performance.
"We are extremely proud that Plainridge Park Casino was able to achieve LEED
Gold status, making it the only casino in the Northeast, and one of only a
handful of casinos in the country, that can claim this prestigious designation,"
said Jay Snowden, Chief Operating Officer for Penn National Gaming.
"Massachusetts is a leader in sustainability programs, and the Commonwealth's
requirement for new gaming licensees to develop energy efficient and
environmentally-conscious facilities reflects this commitment."
Plainridge Park Casino achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing
practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high
performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency,
materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. There are four levels of
certification: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
"Plainridge Park Casino's LEED Gold certification demonstrates tremendous green
building leadership," said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "The
urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach
further than ever before, and Plainridge Park Casino serves as a prime example
of just how much we can accomplish."
Plainridge Park Casino, the Commonwealth's first gaming facility, opened last
June. Located in Plainville near the south I-495 and I-95 interchange,
Plainridge Park Casino has approximately 1,250 slot machines, video poker
terminals, and electronic table games, as well as nine dining and entertainment
venues, including Flutie's Sports Pub.
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