The Anaheim Convention Center's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership
Anaheim, CA (Vocus) November 19, 2010
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.
About the Anaheim Convention Center
The 1.6 million square foot Anaheim Convention Center is the cornerstone of Anaheim and Orange County’s meeting business. It is one of the top convention centers in the United States. The facility opened in July of 1967, and since that time has experienced five major expansions. During its 40 plus years, it has hosted major entertainment, political, and sporting events, as well as hundreds of conventions, trade shows, and special events. It is an Anaheim landmark and a vital part of this city’s visitor industry.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere.
About Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) is a non-profit destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting Anaheim/Orange County as a premier visitor, convention and meeting destination. The AOCVCB is a current member of the Green Building Council.