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January 22, 2018

LA Convention Center Wins Sustainability Award

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, has received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for its waste reduction efforts.

LACC was honored by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. with the 2017 GEELA on January 17, 2018, at the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Sacramento, California. The LACC was selected for the 24th annual award for its sustainability program and achievements in conserving and protecting natural resources. The initiatives recognized include the installation of a "cool roof" and light defusing windows to reflect sunlight and direct heat away from the building, new water-efficient kitchen dishwashers and the replacement of 30,000 square feet of turf with drought-tolerant landscaping. The LACC is now 36 percent more energy efficient than the median building in Los Angeles and saves up to 950,000 gallons of water annually.

Established in 1993, GEELA is awarded to individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions to conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.

Under the management of AEG Facilities, the LACC has elevated and expanded its sustainable practices with the goal of decreasing its carbon footprint. The sustainability program includes more than 30 environmentally friendly practices and procedures implemented across five areas: Energy and Climate, Water, Waste and Recycling, Responsible Purchasing, and Education and Communication. 

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