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 in place 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 and maintain high standards for indoor environment quality and operate the building as efficiently as possible. There is a very comprehensive list of how the GRB integrates environmental and social sustainability everyday.
Our tour included walking though 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, the George R. Brown was recently expanded to nearly 2 million square feet.