Clarence Brown Conference Centre bags LEED Gold

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.