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Friday, July 1, 2016

Convention Center receives award

Convention Center receives award

On February 23, the Wilmington Convention Center was awarded an "outstanding recognition" award for their efforts to embrace sustainable development by the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Program. The day’s events also included a visit from Roya Stanley, director of the Policy and Technical Assistance team in the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Afterwards, Stanley toured some of Wilmington’s energy efficient and environmentally friendly public buildings. These included; WAVE Transit’s Forden Station, Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, the Wilmington Convention Center, and the City of Wilmington’s Street Sweeper Facility.

The Convention Center has several green features that help the environment and save money including:
  • Redevelopment of a former industrial railroad yard;
  • Innovative underground system that uses sand to filter storm water runoff before it goes into the nearby Cape Fear River;
  • White roof that reflects the sun and reduces heat gain;
  • Water-efficient landscaping;
  • Special glass that limits heating and cooling loss;
  • Plumbing fixtures that use about half the water of traditional fixtures;
  • Efficient lighting and HVAC systems.

Read about other environmentally friendly awards the Convention Center received.

See more information about the Street Sweeper facility and a live view of solar power generated at the site.
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