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LAS VEGAS-With its recent certification by the US Green Building Council, the Palazzo resort in Las Vegas is the largest “green” building in the world – by a long shot. The $1.9-billion, 3,000-room resort is more than four times bigger than any LEED-certified building, according to USGBC, which presented developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. with a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certificate at an award ceremony this week.

LEED certification is an independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and is a healthy place to live and work. Key features that led to the Palazzo’s certification include:

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