The Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) for the third time.
LEED was developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and is a green building rating system that ensures that through design, construction and operations practices, buildings are sustainable.
The LACC first achieved silver certification in 2008 and was certified at the gold level in 2010 and again in 2015. LACC achieved LEED Gold re-certification “in recognition of implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including water savings, energy efficiency/management, materials selection and indoor environmental quality”.
Doane Liu, executive director of the Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development, said: “Congratulations to the Los Angeles Convention Centre for continuing to prioritise the environmental practices that have once again earned the LEED Gold re-certification. The values and goals inherent in the LEED programme match with goals set forth by the City of Los Angeles and we applaud the LACC’s team for weaving these components into the fabric of their operation.”