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Certified Events 2007-2013

Event 

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2009
Title:
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2009
When:
-
Where:
Phoenix Convention Center - Phoenix
Category:
Gold Certified

Description

Pre-Event Emissions and Offset Summary

Location of event: The Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Name of organization holding event: U.S. Green Building Council

Address: 2101 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037

Event Website: www.greenbuild.org

Event Statistics:

Event Attendance 27,358 Total: 10,.035 local, 1,463 regional, 14,916 national, and 945 international
Total Event Meeting Floor Space 900,000 square feet
Total Electricity Consumption3,765,134 kWh
Total Natural Gas Use 112,184 therms
Total Air Passenger Miles49,336,374 miles
Total Vehicle Miles2,267,667 miles

Estimated Emissions and Emissions Reductions/Offsets for Greenbuild

Pollutant Type

Emissions Caused by Event Energy Use (lbs.)

Emission Reductions/ Offsets by Amount (lbs.)

Percent of Emissions Offset

Milliken & Company

WindCurrent

Carbon Dioxide and Other GHGs (CO2e)

34,120,812

32,345,530

6,340,278

104%

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

5,556

 

24,456

440%

Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)

27,838

 

8,820

32%

Particulate Matter (PM10)

3,569

 

704

20%

Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

2,815

 

560

20%

Mercury (Hg)

0.59

 

0.097

164%

Emission Reductions
WindCurrent

WindCurrent donated 3,766 MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to completely offset the electricity used at the event. (http://www.windcurrent.com/) The WindCurrent company has been providing LEED-spec Renewable Energy Certificates to US institutions since 2002. Its current customers include the US Department of Energy, the World Bank, the National Institute of Health, M&T Bank, and Random House. WindCurrent has also greened most of the US federal buildings across the planet.

Milliken & CompanyMilliken & Company donated 14,672 metric tonnes of CO2 to offset 100% of the carbon emissions associated with the event's non-electricity sources. These credits resulted from maintaining carbon sequestration in the company's forests. (www.sustainablecarpet.com) Milliken & Company, a founding member of US Green Building Council, achieves carbon negative certification without purchased credits. The privately-held international chemical and textile manufacturer uses alternative energy and generates zero waste to landfill from carpet manufacturing. its No Carpet to Landfill Pledge, all Milliken carpet products may be renewed, reused or recycled. Milliken champions sustainable principles and practices internally and in partnership with others. Together with USGBC, the company annually recognizes the achievements of local USGBC organizations by presenting the annual Chapter Awards of Excellence during Greenbuild.

Greenbuild attendees can do their part to not only neutralize their effect on our climate, but actually to reduce climate change. By purchasing one metric tonne of CO2 emission-reducing offsets, they will offset the event energy use, travel, and hospitality-related emissions of the average Greenbuild attendee two times. Click here to donate!

Estimated Emissions Per Attendee

Pollutant Type

Emissions Caused by Event Attendance per Attendee (lbs.)

Carbon Dioxide (CO2e)

1,352

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.20

Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)

1.02

Particulate Matter (PM10)

0.13

Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

0.10

Mercury (Hg)

2.16E-06

Venue

Venue:
Phoenix Convention Center   -   Website
Street:
100 North 3rd Street
ZIP:
85004
City:
Phoenix
State:
Arizona
Country:
Country: us

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