Simply stated, when you hold an event at Gastonia Conference Center, you hold a green event. Because of our commitment to the environment and to sustain ability practices from the design phase through construction and beyond, you can rest assured that your event adheres to accepted green standards of the US Green Buildings Council. As a result, you are contributing to the collective commitment to environmental stewardship.
Gastonia Conference Center is registered to be certified by the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which provides "building operators and owners a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions."
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Green buildings are safer, healthier, more comfortable, and more durable than conventional structures.
This means that Gastonia Conference Center meets the stringent standards for materials and resources utilized in the project where more than 30% of the materials were extracted, processed and manufactured locally.
United States Green Building Council
The design and construction was driven by the strict standards of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) toward LEED certification which is reflected throughout the building with sustainable features such as maximized water and energy efficiencies, conscientious utilization of materials, indoor environmental quality and innovative design. Environmental stewardship is evident throughout every facet of the building.
The LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green practices through projects like Gastonia Conference Center that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.