The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Exhibitions U.S. have released a sustainability report on the impact of energy use and waste management at last year’s Greenbuild in Los Angeles.  

“Each year, we celebrate our victories with the release of this report and set the bar a little higher for the next year to continue positively impacting the events industry with environmentally responsible management in the planning, operations and execution of Greenbuild,” said Lindsay Roberts, Informa’s Greenbuild group director. “Sustainability is the heart of Greenbuild, and we celebrate many successes from our 2016 event, including the highest waste diversion rate ever for Greenbuild, which is a testament to many hours, weeks and months that went into planning Greenbuild by our dedicated team and partners.”

Greenbuild 2016 took place Oct. 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“The Greenbuild sustainability report highlights the collaborative efforts made to reduce waste and energy use as well as our commitment to leave a lasting legacy in the cities we visit,” said Kate Hurst, vice president of community advancement for conference and events at the U.S. Green Building Council. “By working closely with the Los Angeles Convention Center, we were able to set a record-high waste diversion rate for Greenbuild that demonstrates to our entire community and industry how small changes in behavior can have a lasting effect. Every year, we work tirelessly to ensure that we inspire the people and places we visit to implement green strategies that will positively impact generations to come.”