ACC's "Green" Life
The Anaheim Convention Center cares for the environment through word and deed.
ACC Sustainability Tour
Environmentally Conscious Practices & Policies
- Green Roof: The 2,000 square-foot space atop the Arena box office is a garden for adaptive plants and herbs.
- Solar Power: The 300,000 square-foot solar array spanning the roofs of Exhibit Halls A, B and C produces 2.37 megawatts of clean, renewable and sustainable electricity.
- HVAC Policy: The Exhibit Hall HVAC is operational only from one hour before the event to its completion. It is not used while the roll-up doors are open in order to conserve energy.
- Sustainable Purchasing: Sustainable purchasing is always encouraged and, when feasible, required for ongoing consumables such as paper, printer toner cartridges, and batteries.
- The ACC is a 2016 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified structure ― one of the largest convention centers in North America to earn this prestigious distinction.
- With ACC-wide efforts, 86 percent of ongoing consumable purchases, 95 percent of electronic purchases and 78 percent of cleaning product purchases meet strict LEED guidelines for sustainability.
- The “GreenZone” turns kitchen food scraps into nutrient-rich compost later used for the landscape beautification of the Anaheim Resort™ district.
- More than half (54 percent) of all mixed trash waste is diverted from the landfill each year.
Awards & Recognition
- ACC was honored with the “Greening Pioneer” award by Venues Today.
- Anaheim Convention Center received the “Venue Excellence Award” from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).
- Anaheim was named the 2011 and 2012 top “Eco City” in Orange County by the U.S. Green Building Council.
- The “Green Zone” serves as the ACC’s on-site recycling center.
- At least 50 percent of ACC products are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified.
- The ACC encourages the use of biodegradable utensils, cups and serving plates.
- Partnerships have been developed with the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as local food banks and other environmentally conscious organizations.
- Helping Others: The ACC works with “Chefs to End Hunger,” which provides meals to the hungry by repurposing and redistributing the excess prepared food that would normally go to waste at the ACC and participating hotels.
- Developing Sustainable Menus: Catering Services remains committed to protecting and improving the environment and to making socially responsible choices.