LEED-certified building: A benchmark for tran...
LEED-certified building

A benchmark for transforming the industry

Photo: Georgia World Congress Center

Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) announced it received LEED Gold recertification for Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Developed by USGBC, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

„Achieving recertification is a testament to our commitment to not only sustainable events and facilities, but to serving as a benchmark for transforming the industry“
Frank Poe, executive director of Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Through design, construction, and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable. GWCC was originally certified as LEED Silver in 2014, making it the largest LEED certified convention centre in the world. This is GWCC's second recertification to LEED Gold status; the first being in November 2017. "Achieving recertification is a testament to our commitment to not only sustainable events and facilities on our championship campus, but to serving as a benchmark for transforming the industry", said Frank Poe, executive director of Georgia World Congress Center Authority. "GWCC anchors the greenest convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world with Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, College Football Hall of Fame, and several attractions within the hospitality corridor who are committed to creating a compelling guest experience on all fronts." Peter Templeton, president and CEO, USGBC: "Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that effort, Georgia World Congress Center is creating a path forward through their LEED certification."

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