We’re striving to be the greenest events facility in the world—and the first choice as a venue for green meetings. Together, our administration, staff and partners have worked to earn the highest level of certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's® Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ program. Earning LEED Platinum® is rare, and we conducted more than 30 efficiency projects in the last decade to get there. We offer an extensive waste recycling, composting and food donation program, have upgraded 70% of our lighting fixtures, and manage stormwater through our innovative rain garden. But we wanted to push ourselves even further.
In 2014, we earned APEX/ASTM certification, the first standards created uniquely for green meetings and events. This program, verified by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), gives us a roadmap for planning sustainable events, helping vendors and guests practice green habits, and working with our community to support the environment. To maintain our certifications, we constantly track our results and continue to raise the bar in our industry.
Interested in learning more about sustainability at OCC? Check out the website or contact Erin Rowland, OCC’s sustainability coordinator.
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