Los Angeles Convention Center Installs Rooftop Garden

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Los Angeles Convention Center Installs Rooftop Garden

Vegetables planted in a row fill the planters at the rooftop garden of the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

An orange hangs from the branch of a tree in front of a row of citrus trees at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s rooftop garden in downtown Los Angeles.

Planters with various vegetables and citrus trees line the rooftop of the Los Angeles Convention Center above the South Hall lobby to make up the convention center’s first rooftop garden in downtown Los Angeles.

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The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, recently revealed its new 9,500 square-foot rooftop garden. Located above the LACC’s South Hall lobby, the garden features various citrus trees and vegetables that will be used to provide produce for the LACC in-house caterer Levy Restaurants.  

"Sustainability and innovation are core values for AEG Facilities, and at the Los Angeles Convention Center we take this to heart,” says Brad Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager at the LACC. "The idea for the rooftop garden has been developing over the past few years and we are thrilled with this addition to our facility."

The rooftop garden is an addition to more than 30 environmentally friendly practices and procedures implemented at the LACC under the management of AEG Facilities. These various implementations have resulted in conservation of energy and water, consistent increase in waste diversions rates, responsible purchasing of in-house goods, and the demonstration of leadership to local real estate and broad convention center communities. 

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About the Los Angeles Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions. Owned by the City of Los Angeles and professionally managed by AEG Facilities, the LACC attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually.  The facility is an integral economic component to the Southern California area, generating economic benefits through attendee direct and indirect spending and sustaining over 12,500 local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility, and is proud to be a LEED® Gold certified facility; the venue was recertified on the Gold level in 2015 making the LACC the largest convention center in the U.S. to receive LEED® EB:O+M Gold recertification. For more information, please visit lacclink.com.

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