By Alesandra Dubin Posted November 3, 2008, 3:58 PM EST
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Convention Center announced today the formal acceptance of its certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for existing buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council issues the LEED certification, a rating system for sustainable buildings. LEED is a voluntary program designed for building owners to operate their properties as efficiently and economically as possible without causing negative impact on the environment.
The Convention Center is working on becoming a zero-waste facility and is also investigating thermal storage, which would reduce the facility’s heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning burdens. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation worked with the center on its certification efforts.