It was reported that Desert Diamond West Valley Casino located in Arizona had become the second US-based gambling facility included in Green Globes, an online green building rating and certification tool that is used primarily in Canada and the United States.
The new gambling house covers 50,000 square feet. However, only the first phase of the casino was built. In the future, the area of the property will increase. The owner of the casino is Tohono Oíodham Nation.
Treena Parvello, a representative of the Tohono Oíodham Gaming Enterprise, reported that the company was pleased to announce that Desert Diamond West Valley Casino had been certified by Green Globes. This fact indicated the high appreciation of the companyís efforts.
Rob Lee, Project Manager at Hnedak Bobo Group, which is a team of professionals engaged in providing solutions in the field of architecture and design, said that it had been a great experience and pleasure to cooperate with the Tohono Oíodham Nation and to elaborate the design of Desert Diamond West Valley Casino.
The certificate from Green Globes confirms that the Tohono Oíodham Gaming Enterprise protects the environment.
The following criteria are used by the Green Globes certification program: integrated design processes (IDP), development areas, ecological impacts, landscaping, stormwater management, and exterior light pollution.
The Green Globes certification program encourages environmentally friendly facilities with functional design. It provides in-depth support for improvements ideally suited to each project. The certification helps building owners to reduce operating costs, qualify for tax incentives, meet government regulations, attract and retain employees, and improve the marketability of the facility.