ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP EARNS THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER LEED GOLD RECERTIFICATION ONCE AGAIN
Sep 19, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 22, 2020) The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, is pleased to announce that the facility has been awarded LEED certification at the Gold level for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) for the third time. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certiﬁed buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.
The LACC first achieved Silver certification in 2008 and was certified at the Gold level in 2010 and again in 2015. LACC achieved LEED Gold re-certiﬁcation in recognition of implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including water savings, energy eﬃciency/management, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Certified under LEED V4.1 – adapting ARC Skoru platform, the new LEED guidelines ensure team effort, healthy building practices, performance oriented sustainable programs, and efforts toward zero waste.
“Achieving LEED certiﬁcation is more than just implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and inﬂuencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that eﬀort, the Los Angeles Convention Center is creating a path forward through their LEED certiﬁcation”.
“Congratulations to the Los Angeles Convention Center for continuing to prioritize the environmental practices that have once again earned the LEED Gold re-certification. The values and goals inherent in the LEED program match with goals set forth by the City of Los Angeles and we applaud the LACC’s team for weaving these components into the fabric of their operation” said Doane Liu, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Convention & Tourism Development.
“Environmental sustainability is embedded in the Los Angeles Convention Center’s culture and is considered with every decision in our day-to-day operation” commented Ellen Schwartz, General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center. “The venue is nationally recognized as a champion of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. We remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce the venue’s environmental footprint by continually seeking new sustainable practices and products.”
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About the Los Angeles Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions. Owned by the City of Los Angeles and professionally managed by ASM Global, the LACC attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually. The facility is an integral economic component to the Southern California area, generating economic benefits through attendee direct and indirect spending and sustaining over 12,500 local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility and is proud to be a LEED® Gold certified facility; For more information, please visit lacclink.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-eﬃcient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational oﬀerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn