AUSTIN, TX — The Palmer Events Center, a 132,700-sq.-ft. multipurpose flexible space venue, has earned the U.S. Green Building Council‘s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification under LEED v3.0 Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance.
“We are extremely proud and credit the hard work and commitment of our staff in achieving LEED Silver at the Palmer Events Center,” said Trisha Tatro, Interim Director, Austin Convention Center Department. “Our environmental program and whole-building approach reflect our dedication to sustainability.”
The building’s green practices resulted in positive outcomes for energy performance, water-use reduction, responsible materials selection and waste management, and enhanced indoor environmental quality. One hundred percent of all the electrical power to the Palmer Events Center and the Austin Convention Center is supplied by Austin Energy’s GreenChoice program, generated by wind turbines. In addition, 35 percent of all waste generated at the Palmer Events Center is diverted from landfills through the building’s comprehensive recycling, reuse and composting program.
Located at 900 Barton Springs Road, the Palmer Events Center offers two column-free exhibit halls, equaling 70,000 sq. ft. and 50,000 sq. ft. of covered outdoor canopies. The Palmer Events Center is one of two convention and meeting facilities operated by the Austin Convention Center Department. For an inside look at the LEED Gold-certified Austin Convention Center, read the cover story of the F&D 2020 Spring issue.