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Anaheim Convention Center Awarded Leed(r) Green Building Certification
ANAHEIM, CA - (November 2, 2010) - The Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the west coast, was recently awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification, and is one of only 14 convention centers in the country to earn this distinction.  LEED is the lead rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for designing, constructing and operating the world's greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.  

"The Anaheim Convention Center continues to remain current, and we are very pleased with the LEED certification awarded to the Convention Center," said City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle.  "Upgrades to and expansion of the Convention Center has always been a priority for the City of Anaheim.  Coupled with the LEED certification, we are confident Anaheim will remain a top choice for the convention industry."

The 1.6 million square foot Anaheim Convention Center is the cornerstone of Anaheim and Orange County's convention, event and meeting business. The facility opened in July of 1967, and since that time has experienced five major expansions. During its 40 plus years, it has hosted major entertainment, political, and sporting events, as well as thousands of conventions, trade shows, and special events. It is an Anaheim landmark and a vital part of this city's visitor industry.

"Our staff is very proud to have earned LEED certification and is committed to moving this program forward," said Tom Morton, Executive Director Convention, Sports and Entertainment for the City of Anaheim. "We will continue to implement sustainable procedures throughout Anaheim Convention Center facility operations today and in the future. "

"The Anaheim Convention Center's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green leadership," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.

As the largest convention center on the West Coast, (1.6 million square feet), the ACC, includes:
·  Total acreage: 53
·  Exhibit space: 813,000 square feet
·  Seating space: Anaheim Arena seating for 7,500
·  Meeting rooms: 51
·  Meeting space: 130,000 square feet
·  Main Ballroom: 38,000 square feet
·  Pre-function lobby space: 200,000 square feet
·  Outdoor Event Space: More than 100,000 square feet

The LEED Green Building Rating System is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere.  The USGBC is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.

 For more information on the Anaheim Convention Center please visit www.anaheimconventioncenter.com.


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ABOUT ANAHEIM – The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.

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