Moscone Center, LEED and Greenbuild

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSallePosted by:
Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

The location of this year’s Greenbuild has special significance to Jones Lang LaSalle. The international green building conference and expo takes place this week at Moscone Center in San Francisco, which gained LEED Gold certification in October for its North and South Buildings after a renovation that included energy and water efficiency upgrades and other sustainability features. LEED, as you probably know, is the green building standard overseen by the U.S. Green Building Council, which organizes Greenbuild. And our firm served as project manager for the renovation and the LEED certification process.

We decided the connections were too strong to ignore. We also suspect that many Greenbuild attendees are curious about the sustainable features that helped Moscone Center get LEED, and some may want to get a look behind the scenes at areas where convention visitors can’t go.

To help satisfy that curiosity, we developed an interactive tour just for the 35,000 or so people converging on Moscone this week. If you’re at the conference, look for the large red sustainability stations and use your smartphone or tablet on the QR code to view a short video or photo montage of green improvements made during the renovation. 

The website also shows a map of the lobbies and concourse where you can find all five stations.  And if you don’t have a QR code reader, each station shows you where you can download one for free.

We hope it’s a little bit informative and a little bit fun. But if that’s not enough of an incentive, maybe this will be: Visit all five stations and you’ll be automatically entered to win a gift card for up to $500!

You can also hear about the Moscone renovation and sustainability process at an educational session on Friday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. entitled “Moscone Renewal: A Sustainable Public-Private Partnership,” with speakers from the City of San Francisco, SF Travel and Jones Lang LaSalle.  I hope everyone gets a chance to learn what it takes to get LEED for one of the country’s premier convention centers.

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