San Diego Convention Center Case Study

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Within the sector of convention centers, the business case for investing in sustainability efforts at convention centers is mostly examined within the environmental scope. However, this does not mean that economic and social/cultural sustainability are mute points. In fact, the primary existence of public convention centers is to generate a positive economic impact for the local region. This means that a convention center’s construction is founded on the need for ongoing economic support to the local region and often the reason why some facilities will offer their space rent free to stimulate convention attendance and other direct spending. Additionally on the social level, convention centers inherently support the local community by providing…show more content…
We fulfill this mission by: • Maximizing positive economic impact, creating region-wide jobs and expanding business opportunities for the benefit of business stakeholders and the local community; • Generating event-driven tax revenue from out-of-town attendees to fund essential city services that enhance the quality of life for all San Diegans; • Serving as the region’s premier gathering place and hosting important community events; • Maintaining high ethical standards, being fiscally sound and giving back to the community; • Leading the industry in environmental and social responsibility by operating the building in an ecologically sound manner and contributing excess food, as well as select event materials, to local non-profit and charitable organizations; and • Providing our clients and guests with outstanding service, consistently exceeding expectations, and in a manner that secures future business and economic benefits for the destination." (Mission Statement,…show more content…
During these times, SDCC has worked to increase sustainability efforts largely because they do save money and clients request them. SDCC’s sustainability measures include waste minimization, food composting, water conservation, energy efficiency, environmental purchasing, and donating of re-usable goods and excess food which doubles as waste minimization. (SDCC Green Meetings, 2016) Many of these environmental and social/cultural efforts serve a dual purpose by helping to reduce costs, and also supporting the community by contributing to the local charities, schools, and service organizations. Staff also actively shares ideas on how to further reduce, reuse, recycle, and redesign, and the corporation created a suggestion program so an open forum exists for these ideas. Also important, it makes people feel good to know SDCC actively works to minimize the footprint of the facility as well as the conventions that use

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