The Clarence Brown Conference Centre in Cartersville, Georgia, US has secured LEED Gold from the US Green Building Council.The facility spanning 44,000 square feet comprises a ballroom with a capacity of 1,400, a 300-capacity additional banquet hall, nine meeting rooms, a lecture hall comprising 300 seats, an executive boardroom, as well as a landscaped courtyard.
The centre incorporates various green features such as motion-sensor controlled lighting systems to reduce energy consumption, water-saving plumbing fixtures, along with motion-sensor based soap dispensers and hand-dryers. Non-potable water from onsite landscape features has been used to suffice irrigation purposes in the facility which adds to its sustainability.
The building site has a close proximity to textiles, mining and other manufacturers which allows it to procure the building materials from local sources. It also utilises at least 20% of reclaimed materials during the construction process. Other sustainable features include diversion of 94% of construction waste from reaching the landfills and creation of dedicated parking spaces for electric, hybrid or car pool vehicles to boost the green initiative.