Driving sustainability forward, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), which is managed by AEG Facilities, recently revealed its new 883sqm rooftop garden. The project began taking shape in April 2017 and features citrus trees, herbs, vegetables and seasonal flowers above the South Hall lobby.
“Sustainability and innovation are core values at AEG Facilities, and at the Los Angeles Convention Center we take this to heart,” says Brad Gessner, senior VP and general manager at the LACC, who adds that the idea for the rooftop garden had been developing over several years.
This garden will not only contribute to the green efforts of downtown Los Angeles, but will also provide produce for LACC’s in-house caterer Levy Restaurants. Currently 90% of produce at the LACC is locally sourced; Levy plans to build on this by using the produce grown for recipes at the LACC.
The rooftop garden is an addition to more than 30 environmentally friendly practices and procedures implemented at the LACC.
These various implementations have resulted in conservation of energy and water, consistent increase in waste diversions rates, responsible purchasing of in-house goods as well as the demonstration of leadership to local real estate and broad convention centre communities.