For those of you who find relevance and significance in holding green meetings (and who doesn't?), you'll want to know that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the Anaheim Convention Center LEED certification.
LEED is the rating system for designing, constructing and operating the greenest, most energy efficient and high-performing buildings in the U.S.
During the announcement, City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle said, "The Anaheim Convention Center continues to remain current, and we are very pleased with the LEED certification awarded to the Convention Center. Upgrades to and expansion of the Convention Center have always been a priority for the City of Anaheim. Coupled with the LEED certification, we are confident Anaheim will remain a top choice for the convention industry."
Opened in 1967, the now 1.6 million-square-foot center still serves as a cornerstone to the meetings and events industry. Since its beginning, the center has gone through five major expansions and it has hosted major entertainment, political, and sporting events, as well as thousands of conventions, trade shows, and special events.
The ACC comprises 53 total acres, 813,000 square feet of exhibit space, 130,000 square feet of meeting space in 51 meeting rooms and outdoor event space of up to 100,000 square feet.