USGBC Awards LEED Green Building Certification to Anaheim Convention Center

The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.

Brian Daniels, Anaheim Convention Center LEED AP O&M project administrator, said, “The Anaheim Convention Center team have worked diligently to meet and exceed sustainability standards. Some of our efforts include revamping our purchasing to reflect LEED criteria, an aggressive recycling program, efficient and water-saving plumbing fixtures and an expanded energy-saving electricity and solar energy system.”

At 1.6 million square feet, the Anaheim Convention is the largest on the West Coast. The ACC includes:

  • Total acreage: 53
  • Exhibit space: 813,000 square feet
  • Seating space: Anaheim Arena seating for 7,500
  • Meeting rooms: 51
  • Meeting space: 130,000 square feet
  • Main Ballroom: 38,000 square feet
  • Pre-function lobby space: 200,000 square feet
  • Outdoor Event Space: More than 100,000 square feet

Tom Morton, Executive Director Convention, Sports & Entertainment noted, “Our staff is very proud to have earned LEED certification designation and is committed to moving this program forward. We will continue to implement sustainability procedures throughout Anaheim Convention Center facility operations today and in the future. Adding to this facility environmental distinction is our award-winning food service company, ARAMARK who have pioneered an Environmental Stewardship Platform.”

“The Anaheim Convention Center’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.

Source: http://anaheimoc.org

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