Austin Convention Center: “One of the greenest convention centers in the country”

The Texas Rollergirls are proud to call the Austin Convention Center our home – and not only because it’s a great venue with plenty of room for our thousands of fans to come watch roller derby! The Austin Convention Center has reduced its carbon footprint by 97% since 2007!

From the Austin Convention Center’s website:

In 2007, the City of Austin mandated that all city buildings adhere to LEED Silver or higher standards. The Austin Convention Center Convention Facilities Manager, David Thomas, took on the task of retrofitting 370,967 square feet of meeting space including five exhibit halls, seven ballrooms, and 54 meeting rooms. In October 2011, the Green Building Certification Institute Awarded the Austin Convention Center the LEED Gold Award, the highest recognition level.

The crown jewel in the Convention Center’s sustainability efforts is the waste mitigation program. Five years ago, the Austin Convention Center diverted 30 percent of its million pounds of annual waste from landfills. Today, the Center has reduced its overall waste to 750,000 pounds, with 67 percent of that waste recycled, composted, or repurposed.

You can read the full article here.

Come watch us skate at the Austin Convention Center this season – buy your tickets today!

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