Thursday, July 31, 2014

USA, Oregon:

Oregon Convention Center Achieves Another Major Green Milestone (Meetings & Conventions)

Venue for GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Expo achieves highest green standard

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) has achieved Level Four certification for the APEX/ASTM Standard pertaining to the evaluation and selection of venues for environmentally sustainable meetings, the top mark available. (The facility already had attained LEED Platinum certification.)

The APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards, administered by the Convention Industry Council, guide planners and suppliers in producing greener events.

"We are proud and excited to be the first convention center to attain Level Four of the ASTM Venue certification," said Scott Cruickshank, executive director of the OCC.

"Certification to the industry's global standard at its highest level is further evidence of OCC's ongoing commitment to sustainability."

iCompli, a division of BPA Worldwide, a nonprofit international auditing organization, performed the independent third-party evaluation. The center offers two ballrooms, 50 meeting rooms and 255,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space.

The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Expo will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA from September 30 -October 1.