Bleutech Park Las Vegas, the first city in the world to boast a digital revolution in motion, will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley this December. The net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar/wind/water/kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures.
Sponsored by REIT Bleutech Park Properties, Inc., Bleutech Park Las Vegas will cost over $7.5 billion upon completion in six years and will feature workforce housing, offices, retail space, ultra-luxury residential, hotel and entertainment. It will showcase energy generation and storage, waste-heat recovery, water purification, on-site waste treatment and localized air cleaning, introducing a new high-tech biome to the desert valley.
Smart buildings will be equipped with new, self-healing, energy-generating, and breathable materials. Flooring systems within Bleutech Park Las Vegas will capture and reuse the energy of human movement throughout the park including common areas and parking structures. Resources for heating, cooling, lighting and electricity will be harvested on-site. Bleutech Park buildings will be connected to a broader highly sustainable network of supertrees allowing a 95 percent reduction in imported water consumption and an opportunity for improved biodiversity.
“We look forward to playing an integral role in this ground-breaking initiative, which will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to its guests and visitors. It will push the envelope of innovation and bring together technology solutions that once seemed like pure science fiction,” said Mike Grigsby, with Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities group. “The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities in a project like this challenges the way we define both of those solutions. It opens our thinking to what is truly possible and reveals just how expansive the connected communities concept really is.”
Photovoltaic glass will be standard in all structures, turning entire building exteriors into single solar panels, committed to zero-carbon emissions and harvesting solar energy for use and providing 100 percent grid-independence. Aerial construction will be utilized in the creation of Bleutech Park Las Vegas, and unmanned aerial systems will aid in hard-to-reach or unsafe places during construction.
“Bleutech believes in the rise of digitization and robotics in construction as this will increase productivity and efficiency,” said Bleutech Park Properties, Inc., CTIO, Bertrand Dano. “Wearable technology will increase workplace safety, particularly in heavy lifting and repetition. We believe in the future of robotics and their ability to improve jobsite safety and employee’s health.”
More than 25,000 jobs are expected to be created and provide on-the-job training programs with the latest technology. Efforts to bring “Made in the USA” manufacturing jobs to Las Vegas for the Bleutech Park project will contribute to the total number of local jobs in the Las Vegas Valley.
“I’m honored to finally see this project come to life here in Las Vegas, as the first of its kind in the world,” said Las Vegas developer, Khusrow Roohani, who has been a driving force in bringing the project to Las Vegas. “This city is the perfect place to unveil these amazing technologies; Las Vegas will never be the same.”
Bleutech also aims at tackling issues such as affordable housing through the development of “Workforce Housing.” This approach intends to serve the housing needs of people employed in jobs that the general population relies upon to make the community economically viable, such as nurses, police officers, teachers, firemen, and others. Workforce Housing supports a diverse workforce and helps ensure Las Vegas’ economic, cultural, and health benefits accrue to people of all income levels. It will be designed architecturally with the latest technology, providing grid-independency to its residents, high-tech security and autonomous transportation.
“Our goal is to provide creative, attractive and functional workforce housing that will meet the needs of the Las Vegas community as a whole, by providing a harmonious ecosystem that promotes less traffic congestion, more connectivity and greater interaction amongst the residents and their work environment; thereby improving the health of our community,” said Melvin Green, principal at KME Architects.
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