Feb 6, 2019
Tim Trefzer is a Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at the Georgia World Congress Center. With his team, he creates and establishes the CSR strategy not only for the GWCC but also for, the Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
"Green building has definitely leveraged sustainability. It has affected all aspects of organizations aside from the building environment." - Tim Trefzer
This podcast is featuring a new format at GBMS Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Today is a Town Hall and Tim is going to take us through how the Super Bowl is going to be a very sustainable event even though we can’t see that while watching on television. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first platinum LEED professional sports stadiums in North America. It is one of the greenest sports facilities in the world. Being green brings business to Atlanta and provides more efficient events.
“I like to think that we are one of the greenest places in the world for events, conventions, and sports. It’s definitely a complex campus with a lot of LEED event space.” - Tim Trefzer
Waste helps get LEED points and Atlanta is growing in this area. Convention Industry standpoint they are one of the leaders. They compost their food waste which is a big part of their waste stream and they donate food and materials when they can and have great relationships with the non-profits.
“We have a lot of construction demolition type material so we work closely with our contractors to separate that material to make sure it is recycled.” - Tim Trefzer
Renovation of Centennial Olympic Park and have a giant sculpture of the Olympic rings-a new selfie spot has just been finished. An underground cistern has been added to help with water and the water features recycling. In addition, it has been made more pedestrian friendly. A new hotel, 1,000 rooms, will begin construction in Q4 and will be a LEED Gold facility.
Tune into this podcast in it’s new Town Hall format to listen to the Q & A session hosted by Charlie and Tim.
Announcement: Starting on January 1, 2019, GBMS will begin rolling out it’s new membership community. Members will be given access to some of the guests on the podcasts that you can ask project questions to, if you are preparing for an exam there will be more insurances that you will pass your next exam, you will be given cliff notes if you are a member and so much more.
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