With over 80 million square feet of properties that have undergone extensive renovations over the years, pursuing aggressive energy savings goals is a highly complex undertaking for MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas-based hospitality company. A variety of building automation systems (BAS) and 24/7 nature of the business creates additional challenges in gathering the necessary data for improving and maintaining operations. With a smart approach to building analytics, MGM Resorts is addressing those challenges and reaping significant savings.

Altura client MGM Resorts International has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Smart Energy Analytics (SEA) Campaign for their success using Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies to improve the effectiveness of an ongoing retro-commissioning (RCx) campaign at 9 buildings covering 39 million square feet in Las Vegas.  The scale of MGM’s program led them to be recognized by DOE for being the largest portfolio using EMIS tools.

The program, which leverages the use of the fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) software SkySpark, has enabled MGM to drive prioritization of facilities investment, on-going optimization of building performance, and automated reporting. The combination of these projects has reduced MGM’s energy spend by over $1M annually and dramatically improved comfort and controllability at multiple properties.

Read more about the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign at: https://betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov

View a case study of MGM’s program here (published on the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative website).