Los Angeles Convention Center Awarded for Sustainability

  • Los Angeles Convention Center Awarded for Sustainability

     
    POSTED March 28, 2019
     
    Photo courtesy LACC

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, was awarded for its significant energy savings with the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) Innovation Award. 

As the "Walk the Walk Energy Award" recipient, the LACC was acknowledged for its 2.21 megawatt solar panel array, which brings the facility's total solar power to 2.58 megawatts. This makes it the nation's largest array on a municipal convention center. Since April 2018, the array has generated more than 3.3 gigawatt hours (GWh) and reduced facility energy use by 11.4 percent.

“The Convention Center isn’t just talking the talk; when it comes to sustainability, they’re walking the walk,” says David Hodgins, Executive Director, LABBC.

Other LACC initiatives include the upgrade of more than 3,000 interior and exterior lights to LED lamps, saving more than 1.5 millino kilowatt hours annually, and the installation of a 525,000-square-foot "cool roof," which reflects sunlight and heat away from the building.

Visit Newport Beach released its new marketing campaign highlighting the destination management organization’s dedication to the small meetings market. Debuted at the 2019 IMEX America show, the concept focuses specifically on the planner and the VIP treatment that they can expect from Visit Newport Beach and the city’s hospitality community.

 

This September, Los Angeles Airport Marriott is beginning the final stage of their $50-million renovations.  

The redesign includes more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space alongside a maximum capacity of 2,500 people. The hotel will be set to host parties of any nature, including Corporate events, conventions, company retreats, holiday parties, banquets, exhibitions, workshops, and everything in between.  

 

Sportsmen's Lodge recently revealed its newly renovated pool. Known as the largest pool in San Fernando Valley, the Sportsmen's Lodge pool is an attraction to guests and locals alike.

"We are always looking for ways to improve the guest and visitor experience, and since the pool is our most popular amenity, we like to keep it fresh and update it every couple of years," says General Manager Stephen Chavez.