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Summerlin® has made environmental preservation and protection a top priority and has long honored its responsibilities as a steward of the land. In celebration of Earth Day, here are a few ongoing efforts that put the planet first. 

We know H2O

550,000 square feet of grass has been removed from areas in Summerlin where the grass served only a decorative purpose, saving approximately 30 million gallons of water annually. (Example below of removing grass from medians and traffic circles)

Summerlin was one of the valley’s earliest adopters of desert landscaping, helping to improve the public image of low water-use landscapes decades ago and encouraging other developers and builders to do the same. 

Bike it

Bike storage is enhanced throughout Downtown Summerlin with additional locations near H&M and 1700 Pavilion encouraging people to bike to work at neighboring office buildings. 

Nature Leaders

Natural landscaping and topography are integrated into the community wherever possible, including natural drainage areas and arroyos that serve dual use for parks and trails. 

Walk it out

The community boasts 200-plus miles of trails that connect neighborhoods to schools, parks and the Clark County regional trail system.

Energy Efficient

Downtown Summerlin retail buildings and all Howard Hughes constructed office and apartment buildings including ONE and TWO Summerlin, 1700 Pavilion, Meridian, Aristocrat, and Tanager Echo received LEED Silver Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental design program. 

Power Up

Downtown Summerlin has added several electric vehicle charging stations throughout the parking garages to help accommodate the rising demand of electric vehicles that in turn help reduce electric emissions. 


The property provides ample recycling bins making the choice easy for guests to do their part.

Growing smart

Summerlin continues to plan future high-density projects adding several urban residential options, providing a true, pedestrian-friendly and more sustainable urban living experience.

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