Category Archives: Sustainability

November 15

Today is America Recycles Day!

Did you know that the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years? The current recycling rate is 34%. Today is America Recycles Day! And although we recycle every day at the Authority, we want to share just how much we’ve recycled. We diverted over 2 million pounds of materials from landfills in our […]

September 06

Be Stewards: Relief for Houston

We’ve all seen images of the devastation that our neighboring states have suffered from Hurricane Harvey. Have you been wondering what you can do to help? Jaimee Robinson, our Catering Sales Manager, will be driving much needed items to the Houston area this weekend to support the thousands of people who have lost so much. […]

July 31

Everybody Wins! Reading Program Opportunity – Sign Up To Be A Mentor Today!

As discussed during last month’s Training Day by Tim Trefzer, our Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, the GWCCA will continue its efforts of impacting our local community through various programs and activities. This fiscal year, our BASE (Basic Needs, Arts & Education, Shelter and Environment) platform will be activated and the Q1 focus is on Arts […]

July 28

SITCC Goes GOLD

    Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Receives LEED Gold Certification   The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center (SITCC) has been awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first convention center in Georgia to obtain this certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) […]

July 17

The Authority on Water Conservation

The Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park have been named Top Performers for water conservation by the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, another sustainability benchmark for the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world. The GWCC achieved a 41 percent reduction in water use from 2009 to 2016 and COP reduced its water […]

July 12

Be Stewards: Habitat for Humanity

Over the past several weeks, Georgia World Congress Center Authority employees have had the opportunity to build a house in a community on Atlanta’s Westside. GWCCA employees have helped with everything from the actual building of the house to the detailing of the Habitat for Humanity home. Efforts such as these truly support the Authority’s […]

July 07

GWCCA’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

This week, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority made news by being featured on RetrofitMagazine.com. Retrofit aims to provide facility managers, building owners, contractors and others education about and insight into a marketplace that is undergoing a historical change due to a shift in the economy that is forcing our nation and others to navigate away from consumption […]