by Sarah JF Braley | March 01, 2018

36 Sustainable Convention Centers

The U.S. Green Building Council awards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification to all building types, and LEED certification has become a symbol of achievement in sustainability. LEED can be awarded for construction, operation, maintenance and more, and comes in four levels, depending on how many points the project has achieved across several categories, such as energy use and air quality:

Certified: 40-49 points earned
Silver: 50-59 points
Gold: 60-79 points

Platinum: 80+ points

Following are the 36 LEED-certified convention facilities in the U.S., beginning with the highest designation for sustainability.

Platinum
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh
Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ore.

Gold
Aria Convention Center and Showroom, Las Vegas
Austin Convention Center, Texas
Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale
Cleveland Medical Mart Convention Center
Colorado Convention Center, Denver
Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Cruces (N.M.) Convention Center
Los Angeles Convention Center
Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wis.
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
San Diego Convention Center
Sands Expo and Congress Center, Las Vegas
Savannah (Ga.) International Trade & Convention Center
Virginia Beach (Va.) Convention Center

Silver
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
City of Knoxville (Tenn.) Convention Center
Dallas Convention Center
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion, San Antonio
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
Jekyll Island (Ga.) Convention Center
Kansas City (Mo.) Convention Center Grand Ballroom
Phoenix Convention Center
Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center
Salem (Ore.) Convention Center
San Jose (Calif.) Convention Center Expansion
 • Sharonville Convention Center Expansion, Cincinnati
Spokane (Wash.) Convention Center Expansion
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Wilmington (N.C.) Convention Center