• 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.

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The new concept restaurant designed by Howe & Brown Hospitality has maritime inspired food and craft cocktails that will prove to be a delight for travelers and locals. Using locally-sourced ingredients, the cuisine emphasizes technique and texture to highlight the exuberance of in-season seafood. 

 

Despite being open for only 15 months, Somni is awarded two Michelin stars. Led by Chef Aitor Zabala with Chef José Andrés, the SLS Beverly Hills restaurant celebrates the honor as well as the Michelin Guide’s return to Los Angeles after a decade.