LOS ANGELES, CA (March 26, 2024) – The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, the premier venue management and services company, proudly announces its latest achievement in sustainability: certification as a  Certified Green Business under the esteemed California Green Business Network. This recognition underscores the convention center’s unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and demonstrates its dedication to leading the way in sustainable practices within the event industry.

The California Green Business Network, a prestigious organization dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and economic prosperity, has rigorously assessed the Los Angeles  Convention Center’s operations, focusing on key areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention. After thorough evaluation and implementation of sustainable measures, the convention center has met and exceeded the stringent criteria set forth by the Network. 

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious certification from the California Green Business  Network,” said Kimberly Weedmark, General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center. “The entire process with LASAN and USGBC-LA helped to identify potential areas of  improvement to assist the Los Angeles Convention Center on the road to carbon neutrality. It  pointed out small changes that we can make immediately and gave us long-term goals in all  areas to aim for as we strive to achieve a zero-waste building in the city of Los Angeles.” 

Doane Liu, Chief Tourism Officer and Executive Director of the Los Angeles City Tourism  Department, shared “We appreciate this certification from Mayor Karen Bass and the LA  Sanitation Department that recognizes the efforts that the LA Convention Center has taken to conserve resources, reduce waste and make LA a more sustainable community. The LA  Convention Center brings together people from all over the world for industry-leading events  and we are glad that the Center can also be an industry leader in environmental impact.” 

Achieving Certified Green Business status underscores the Los Angeles Convention Center’s dedication to environmental sustainability and sets a new benchmark for eco-conscious event venues. By implementing innovative solutions and adopting best practices, the convention center aims to reduce its environmental impact while providing world-class facilities and certification as a Certified Green Business aligns with the city’s broader sustainability goals and reinforcing its position as a leader in environmental stewardship. By promoting sustainable practices, the convention center contributes to the collective effort to combat climate change and create a more resilient and equitable future for all. 

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Los Angeles Convention Center will continue to explore new opportunities for innovation and improvement, further solidifying its position as a global leader in green business practices. 

For more information about the Los Angeles Convention Center and its sustainability initiatives,  please visit lacclink.com 

About the Los Angeles Convention Center:
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is renowned internationally as a prime site  for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions. Owned by the City of Los Angeles and  professionally managed by ASM Global, the LACC attracts over 2.5 million visitors  annually. The facility is an integral economic component of the Southern California area,  generating economic benefits through attendee direct and indirect spending and  sustaining over 12,500 local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of  environmental sustainability and social responsibility and is proud to be a LEED® Gold  certified facility. The LACC strictly adheres to the ASM Global VenueShield Health &  Safety Protocols. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn. For more information, please visit lacclink.com. 

About ASM Global: 
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global  leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners.  The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than  350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers,  and performing arts venues. Follow us  

on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X. asmglobal.com. 

About the California Green Business Network:
The California Green Business Program is a network of local programs operated by counties  and cities throughout California. Businesses that apply receive personal attention from the  public agencies and utilities that serve them. The program is funded by grass-roots contributions  from local government and utility partners to make it accessible to small to medium-sized  businesses in California. Certified Green Businesses exceed all environmental regulations, and  implement specific practices to reduce pollution, save water, conserve energy, and protect  human health. The measured results of all 4000+ California Green Businesses put together net some huge environmental outcomes including over 400,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas  emissions reduced, 742 million gallons of water saved, and $18 million in utility bill savings. Learn more at: greenbusinessca.org

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