Kohn Pederson Fox to Design the Greenest Resort Casino in the Nation

Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is expected to be the greenest resort casino in the nation, with one of the highest LEED scores of any such facility in the industry.

                 
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The Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA MA) praised Mohegan Sun Massachusetts' design for its creativity, sustainable features, and strong connections to public transportation, the beach, and the surrounding community.

                 
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Designed by New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox, Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, located in Revere, will be a $1.3 billion LEED Gold project with sustainability and environmental efficiency incorporated into all aspects of design and construction. Forty percent of the power generated from the property will be supplied in a carbon neutral manner, while 50 percent of the site is open space.

"Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will be a true destination in every sense of the word— building on the unique character of Revere and featuring large amounts of open space that connect seamlessly to public transportation, the beach, and our neighboring communities," says Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. "We have invested much time and resources to create an outstanding design that includes the best sustainability features. It is unlike any other project in the nation and another clear demonstration of why Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is the best choice for the Commonwealth."

                 
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Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will also feature 5,000 square feet of greenhouse space to help supply an onsite restaurant with fresh produce, and landscaped courtyards throughout. Other features include onsite bicycle accommodations, electric vehicles, solar panels on the roof to generate renewable energy, and energy-efficient lighting and Energy Star-rated equipment.

                  
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A one MW gas-fired co-generation plant will enable Mohegan Sun Massachusetts to offset power grid demands, while a solid food waste recycling program will create electricity and anaerobic digestion. An innovative drainage system and water-conserving fixtures will target a 30 percent reduction in water consumption.