CODE GREEN: George R. Brown Convention Center Visit

Today, CompuCycle attended the HGAC – Regional Recycling Roundtable Event at the George R. Brown Convention Center that included a presentation followed by a facility tour.

We were extremely impressed with the efforts to recycle, save energy, and compost food and beverage. In 2011, Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center earned the LEED Silver certification for an existing building. The certification requires GRB operations to save energy, minimize water usage, reduce CO2 emissions, recycle waste materials, maintain high standards for indoor environmental quality, and operate the building as efficiently as possible. There is a very comprehensive list of how the GRB integrates environmental and social sustainability every day.
Our tour included walking through event halls, meeting one of the head chefs, a glance at the 5-acre solar panel system, and witnessing their extensive cardboard recycling!

The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston has become one of America’s leading meeting places by combining form with functionality. One of the 10 largest convention centers in America, George R. Brown, was recently expanded to nearly 2 million square feet.

 

Our very own Clive Hess in front of an amazing wall display of the George R. Brown Convention Center.