Sustainability in Unique Sports, Convention, and Event Facilities

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  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday September 17, 2015
      7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location: Clough Commons Building, Room 423
  • Phone: (404) 894-4875
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For more information on this lecture or The Construction Research Center (CRC) contact 
Baabak Ashuri, Director of Construction Research Center


Summary Sentence: Construction Research Center (CRC) kicks off the CRC/BC Lecture Series with a talk on Sustainable Event Facilities

Full Summary: The CRC and School of Building Construction kick off their lecture series on Thursday, September 17, 7:30-9:00AM. Speaker, Tim Trefzer is the Sustainability Manager of the Georgia World Congress Center and will speak about "Sustainability in Unique Sports, Convention, and Event Facilities."

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The Construction Research Center (CRC) and the School of Building Construction invite you to join the first talk in the 2015/2016 CRC lecture series on Thursday, September 17, 7:30-9:00AM. The talk by Tim Trefzer, Sustainability Manager of the Georgia World Congress Center, is "Sustainability in Unique Sports, Convention, and Event Facilities". Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, and Centennial Olympic Park are large, unique venues that host a variety of events that all play a role in impacting our environment. Learn how sustainability plays a factor in their operations and, to a greater extent, the overall footprint the events have on Atlanta. 

Tim Trefzer's Bio-

Since 2010, Tim Trefzer has overseen environmental sustainability at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which is comprised of the 3.9 million square foot Georgia World Congress Center, the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He is responsible for improving the efficiency of internal operations, working with clients to reduce the impact of their events, and promoting a culture of environmental stewardship. Tim was chair of the sustainability committee for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four held in Atlanta which was named the greenest Final Four in history by the NCAA. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and administered the GWCC’s LEED for Existing Buildings certification in 2014 at which time it became the largest LEED certified convention center in the world. Tim is President-Elect of Atlanta’s Green Meetings Industry Council, is on the steering committee for both Atlanta Recycles and the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit, and is a member of both the Green Sports Alliance and the US Green Building Council. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. 

Please join the CRC for this interesting lecture.

Thursday, September 17, 7:30-9:00AM
Room 423 Clough Commons
coffee/pastries will be served at 7:30AM

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

College of Design, School of Building Construction, Green Buzz

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
built environment, Facilities, sustainability
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