• Los Angeles Convention Center Awarded for Sustainability

     
    POSTED March 28, 2019
     

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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