We hope you got the chance at VenueConnect to check out the IAVM Sustainability Committee’s booth and mini-presentations. If not, here is a quick recap of the sessions:
How OCC Achieved LEED Platinum in 2014—by Matt Uchtman
The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) recently achieved LEED Platinum in March 2014. OCC staff explained the steps they took to go from becoming the first LEED Certified convention center in 2004 to achieving LEED Platinum in 2014. Click here for a link to the presentation.
How Pritchard Sports and Entertainment Group Earned Florida Marlins Best Diversion Ratio Recycling Award—by J. Roland Hayden
This presentation covered the recycling efforts at Marlins Park that earned the team an award for the best diversion ratio in the NL East. The creation of the recycling plan was discussed, along with the resources and partners involved, the procedures they enacted, and the results of their efforts. Click here for a link to the presentation.
Who is the Green Sports Alliance—by Martin Tull
The Green Sports Alliance (GSA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues, and leagues enhance their environmental performances. GSA members represent more than 230 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues. Since February 2010, the alliance has brought together venue operators, sports team executives, and environmental scientists to exchange information about better practices and develop solutions to their environmental challenges that are cost-competitive and innovative. Follow this link to learn more.
We thank our presenters once again for offering great information for our members. Keep an eye out for the Sustainability Committee at next year’s VenueConnect in Baltimore, Maryland, August 1-4.