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Los Angeles Convention Center
Location Los Angeles, CA
Organization Type Recreation
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 6,611,112
Percentage Green Power 30%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? No
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 6/1/2011 - 7/1/2012
Latest Annual Report Received On 9/26/2013
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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At the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), we believe that environmental stewardship is the right thing to do and is part of its organizational culture. The women and men of LACC embrace this charge, as reflected in their daily actions. Currently, LACC is using 30% green power. During our green power commitment, we have learned that it is a complete team effort. Organizational cultural transformation is the key to success, and the bigger the challenge the better the results. In September of 2008, the LACC became the sole and largest existing building in the City of Los Angeles to become certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB). Two years later, on October 18, 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded LACC the highly coveted Gold certification in LEED-EB in Operations and Maintenance (O&M), bypassing the Silver certification. LACC is now the largest U.S. convention center to achieve LEED-EB O&M Gold certification.

LEED-EB is considered one of the most difficult to achieve because it requires process improvements to existing equipment and long-standing policies. LACC attained the LEED-EB Gold level certification for all 4.1 million square feet of built space on a 54-acre property that was opened back in 1971 with the newest portion completed 18 years ago in 1993. “Environmental stewardship is no longer a business option, it is a responsibility” --Pouria Abbassi, Former CEO & General Manager of Los Angeles Convention Center.

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