Orange is the New Green: Anaheim Convention Center
The Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the west coast, has a reputation–and awards– for being environmentally conscious, and continues to expand its eco-friendly center. In 2010, the Anaheim Convention Center was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and is one of only 14 convention centers in the country to earn this distinction. LEED is the lead rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for designing, constructing and operating the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.
The Center’s most recent expansion was the addition of a 2,000 square foot garden atop the box office roof that provides herbs, being used in meals sold at the center.
The garden has an irrigation system, indigenous ground cover and wooden boxes for growing herbs. The Anaheim Convention Center’s other green policies include:
- Solar energy – the first and largest grid connector solar power generating system in Anaheim, generating 140,000wkh of electricity a year;
- A comprehensive recycling program;
- A water and energy conservation program that incorporates low-flow equipment, compact florescents and energy efficient materials throughout the building;
- Usage of non-toxic cleaners in maintenance environmentally friendly products used within the facility;
- All lobby carpet on all levels is certified “green;”
- Partnering with leading sustainable caterer Aramark in ACC meal functions and events.
For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.