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LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) Welcomes the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) As A Certified Green Business

Posted on 06/04/2024

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 31, 2024)—The LASAN Green Business Program is pleased to announce the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) has been named one of its newest Certified Green Businesses. LACC is the largest business to achieve certification to date. 

“As part of the Green Business Certification Program, LA Sanitation & Environment provides information and environmental consulting to help businesses make greener, more sustainable choices,” said Barbara Romero, LASAN General Manager and Executive Director. “These services assist businesses with minimizing their environmental impact by reducing water and energy consumption, purchasing environmentally friendly cleaning products, properly handling hazardous materials, decreasing the waste they produce and more. Partnering with the business community to achieve greater sustainability is a top priority for LASAN.”

The LACC has taken steps to minimize the carbon footprint of the 867,000 square-foot facility with the addition of solar panels and room sensors that regulate the HVAC system to engage only when in use. This saves the City electrical grid 260,000 kWH of power per month, equivalent to enough energy to power almost 300 homes over the same period.

The LACC has also added over 40 food scrap collection bins to every recycling station throughout the facility to keep organic waste out of the landfill, with training provided to all staff members. 

“We appreciate this certification from LA Sanitation & Environment that recognizes the efforts that the Los Angeles Convention Center has taken to conserve resources, reduce waste and make LA a more sustainable community,” said Estella Flores, LACC  VP of Operations. “The LA Convention Center brings together people from all over the world for industry-leading events and we are glad that the Center can also be an industry leader in environmental impact.” 

The LACC has implemented a rainwater collection system (RWCS) throughout the facility. The rain is funneled off the roof of LACC into strategically placed barrels, collected, then used in the irrigation of the LACC's landscaping. 

LACC is a highlight of the Green Business Program in that it is a leading example that no matter the size or scale of a business, implementing Green practices to minimize environmental impact is always possible.

For more information on the Green Business program, please visit