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 percent 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, 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.