Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, will serve as a panelist speaker today at the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization Seminar on Green Airports at their headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The discussion will center around green-energy initiatives, in which Rodriguez will focus on the Indianapolis International Airport’s span of carbon-reducing efforts.
“We have an excellent story to tell the world,” said Rodriguez. “Our decisions and efforts are a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship, and how to integrate that into an airport operation and traveler experience that increases the value of an airport as a public asset.”
The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) announced today that it is LEED® Certified for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance (EBOM). The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Sustainability is a priority at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and we are proud to be LEED Certified. It is our responsibility, not only as meetings and events leaders, but also as citizens of the world to think beyond the walls of our facility and how our actions impact the community at large, said Jeff Johnson, executive director of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Take for instance the mighty Mississippi River, which flows directly through downtown Minneapolis and serves as the backbone of our community.