North Las Vegas, Nevada - North Las Vegas Public Works is pleased to announce the new City Hall and Civic Plaza has achieved LEED Gold Certification.
“We are extremely proud to see our new City Hall as the first LEED Gold certified high-rise building in the City of North Las Vegas,” Public Works Director Qiong Liu said. “Having such a landmark in our downtown not only demonstrates the City’s commitment to revitalizing the mature areas, but also sets a good example for a higher level of energy and operation efficiency.”
North Las Vegas City Hall’s LEED Gold certification verifies it is designed to lower operating costs, reduce waste generated during construction, conserve energy and water, be healthier and safer for occupants, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
The new City Hall, at 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, has improved customer service through the Development Services Center, which provides a single location on the first floor for conducting business with the city. Customers can obtain and renew business licenses there. They can get permits for building and for special events. Customers also can coordinate permit activities with greater ease, having representatives from all the departments in the same building. Customers also can request inspections, pay utility bills, obtain forms and more.
About 12.5 percent of power used in the building is generated by solar panels. Specialized glass in the windows also maximizes sunlight and energy efficiency, while creating a pleasant and healthy work environment. The building also contains features, such as low-flow sinks and toilets and motion-sensor lights.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence developed by the US Green Building Council. It provides independent verification that a building was designed and built for high performance in human and environmental health, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.