PASADENA, CA — Because of its commitment to sustainability, the expanded Pasadena Convention Center
has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Gold certification, making it one of only three U.S. convention centers to earn the prestigious Gold designation, according to a press release.
"We are proud to be one of the greenest convention centers in North America," said Pasadena Center Operating Company
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Ross.
"It is enticing to our clients, knowing they are hosting events in a facility that is actively protecting our precious resources," Ross added.
The Pasadena Convention Center achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies, the release stated.
According to the release, by using less energy and water, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.