Las Vegas CityCenter developers are planning to showcase their 18-million-square-foot, $8.5bn project as the greenest structure at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada, US.

The developers have unveiled the eco-friendly project that features an 8.5MW natural gas cogeneration plant expected to provide 10% of the electricity and heat water for the complex.

The green project includes a 61-storey, 4,004-room gaming resort, two non-gaming luxury hotels, the Veer Towers residential building and 500,000ft² of retail and entertainment, in addition to a 400-room luxury boutique hotel.

The developers claim that the project aims to save as much as 39% of water used indoors and 60% used in landscaping. It will also feature air-brows, reflective rooftops, specially coated windows and high-performance glass.

The project aims to recycle 95% of construction waste to cover each of the facilities at the complex after it begins operation.

Carpets, wood, surfaces and coatings as well as the materials used to make the uniforms for the banquet staff are derived from earth-friendly materials.