LAS VEGAS — Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, has entered into a formal, multi-year agreement to become the first “founding partner” of the new Las Vegas Arena currently under construction and owned by Las Vegas Arena Company partners AEG and MGM Resorts International.

The comprehensive agreement calls for Schneider Electric to design, install, and operate a number of technology-based systems throughout the venue. This includes HVAC, building automation, lighting, building security, the complete electrical infrastructure, metering (gas, water, and power), and power management. Schneider Electric said the “intelligent design” provided by its SmartStruxure™ solution will give arena systems the ability to monitor the status of components and environmental parameters to ensure correct functionality during all modes of operation. This will allow the venue to be one of the most automated and energy efficient sporting and concert venues with anytime, anywhere access to collective information throughout the facility.

“Schneider Electric is the global business that enables some of the largest and highest-profile organizations and infrastructure projects to be as energy efficient and sustainable as possible,” said Todd Goldstein, chief revenue officer, AEG. “We are proud to have Schneider Electric as our first founding partner in the arena, and we look forward to harnessing their expertise in the build out and ongoing operation of this venue.”

Chris Hummel, chief marketing officer, Schneider Electric, said, “We’re excited to be a founding partner in the completion of this top-flight arena. We are pleased that people in the Las Vegas area will benefit from the collaboration of Schneider Electric, AEG, and MGM Resorts. Our organizations share a strong commitment to sustainability and believe in the importance of creating operations that maximize energy efficiency. The integrated solutions we will deploy throughout the arena will provide a single, real-time view into all critical infrastructure systems. This will enable a safe, reliable, and energy efficient environment that enhances fan experience while helping to achieve significant savings on operating costs.”

The privately funded, 20,000-seat, $375 million indoor arena, set to open in spring 2016, is located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Las Vegas’ newest landmark is expected to host more than 100 events annually including boxing, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, and special events. The venue also will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings never before featured in a facility of its kind.

Schneider Electric will receive a customized sponsorship package including permanent and digital signage within the arena and on the exterior facade, an interactive concourse display, and customized business-to-business connections.

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Publication date: 2/16/2015

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