The Vancouver Convention Centre recently announced the recertification of its West Building as LEED Platinum for Building Operations and Maintenance.
“Sustainability is at the core of everything we do,” says Craig Lehto, General Manager of the Vancouver Convention Centre. “We take pride in the high standards we’ve set for ourselves to not only maintain our sustainable building features but to also incorporate environmental best practices in our day-to-day operations for the benefit of our community.”
The building was the first convention centre in the world to achieve the double LEED Platinum status.
“The Vancouver Convention Centre’s trailblazing work in environmentally conscious design and management makes Vancouver a world leader in sustainability,” says Melanie Mark, Hli Haykwhl Ẃii Xsgaak, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “Our government’s unwavering commitment and steadfast efforts through CleanBC, the StrongerBC Economic Plan, and our provincial Strategic Framework for Tourism are helping to contribute to building a cleaner tourism industry in B.C. The Vancouver Convention Centre’s sustainability policies and practices are shining examples of how to reduce emissions and waste, while creating a more sustainable and inclusive province for all British Columbians.”
For more information about the Vancouver Convention Centre’s sustainability initiatives, please click here: https://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/about-us/sustainability.