The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, has announced that it has partnered with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions for a record-breaking 90.3% waste diversion rate at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
Creative strategies implemented by both teams resulted in a significant increase in the diversion of recyclables and composting from the waste stream.
“Los Angeles is leading the way in sustainability. It was ranked as the fourth major city in the United States for LEED-certified projects in 2016 and is part of the 100 million square feet club, which made it an ideal location to host the 15th annual Greenbuild,” said Kate Hurst, vice president of community advancement, conference & events.
“By working closely with the Los Angeles Convention Center, we were able to set a record high for Greenbuild and achieve a 90.3 percent diversion rate. This historical rate demonstrates our commitment to the cause of green building and we hope it will inspire others to acknowledge that even small changes in behavior can have a significant and meaningful impact when undertaken collaboratively,” she added.
The three-day Greenbuild conference and expo attracted over 18,000 attendees, including trailblazers and professionals within the industry. As leaders in sustainable building, the Greenbuild Waste Team set an initial goal of an 85% waste diversion rate for the overall event and aligned with the LACC to achieve this assertive goal.