• LA Convention Center Plugs in Largest Solar Project

     
    POSTED May 3, 2018
     
  • LA Convention Center Plugs in Largest Solar Project

     
    POSTED May 3, 2018
     

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, unveiled its 2.21-megawatt solar array during a press conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The solar project contributes to the mission of Garcetti’s “Sustainable City pLAn” and AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s sustainability program established to reduce the company’s environmental impact.

“This solar project was first proposed in 2014,” said Doane Liu, executive director, Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development. “It is exciting to see it come to fruition and experience the impact it will make in the building and Los Angeles.”

Located on the roof of South Hall, the addition brings the facility’s total solar use to 2.58 megawatts, and will reduce the LACC’s carbon footprint by 2,554 metric tons per year.

“I am proud to celebrate the completion of the Convention Center’s solar project,” said Jon Vein, chair, City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development Commission. “This project has set a precedent for other facilities to follow and is key to keeping Los Angeles the number one solar city in America.”

The solar array is a powerful addition to the facility that will impact energy conservation for years to come.

Food trucks may be mobile, but they aren’t going anywhere, since their popularity only seems to grow with each season. A New Jersey hotel is getting in on the fun! Along with over 18,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, Embassy Suites by Hilton in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers the Grain & Cane “Gastro Truck” as a fun option for a mid-meeting break or post-event dining option.

 

The family-focused, Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. Over the next two decades, it slowly expanded with more properties around the Midwest, moving into the Northeast, South, West and Canada. And this summer, the greater Chicago area will get its first resort from the brand.

 

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) recently announced its record-setting economic impact for the previous year. Los Angeles County’s 48.5 million visitors spent an all-time high in 2017, generating a record $34.9 billion in total economic impact (including $22.7 billion spent directly in the L.A. economy).