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AEG Facilities at the Los Angeles Convention Center Honored with LA County Green Leadership Award
AEG Facilities recently received the 10th annual Los Angeles County Green Leadership Award for its “Next Level Sustainability” campaign at the city-owned Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).
AEG Facilities was honored in the business/private sector category at the County of LA Board of Supervisors meeting during Earth Week. This award is the second sustainability recognition it has received in 2018 for managing the LACC, following the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) in January.
“The County’s Green Leadership Awards honor commitment to environmental sustainability and remind us that we have to take steps, as individuals, to educate the next generation in ways they can reduce their carbon footprint,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Chair of the Board of Supervisors.
The “Next Level Sustainability” program was established to reduce the LACC’s carbon footprint, and elevate and expand the LACC’s sustainable practices across five areas – waste/recycling, energy/climate, water, purchasing and education/communication.
More than 30 environmentally friendly practices and procedures were implemented. Highlights include:
“We hope to share our achievements with the community as a means of motivation and encouragement to keep working hard towards environmental protection and sustainability,” said Brad Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager at the LACC. “We are honored to be recognized by LA County and excited to continue to make our facility more sustainable.”
- Diverted 7.3 million pounds of construction and demolition waste from the landfill by educating event management, exhibitors and contractors on more sustainable practices
- Replaced 2,146 LED lamps in all exhibit halls that is projected to save one million kilowatt hours per year
- Installed 710 low-flow 1.28 GPF toilet units, projected to decrease toilet water use by 20-25%
- 30,000 square feet of turf were replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping, saving an estimated 320,000 gallons of water per year
- Executed sustainable product purchasing that now accounts for 80% of all ongoing consumables
Pictured (left to right): Greg Rosicky, Vice President of Operations; Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, LA County Chair of the Board of Supervisors; Estella Flores, Director of Facility Operations; Clemmie Taylor, Building Superintendent; Gary Gero, LA County Chief Sustainability Officer;
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 AEG Facilities, 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; the venue was recertified on the Gold level in 2015 making the LACC the first convention center of its size in the U.S. to receive LEED® EB:O+M Gold recertification. For more information, please visit www.lacclink.com.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 150 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Live, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1EARTH and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues. For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.
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