See how Atlanta leads the way in sustainable meetings and conventions
The greenest convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world
As a city under the trees, Atlanta is the picture of a green destination. From LEED-certified meeting facilities to planet-friendly transit and accommodations, your attendees will know their stay has a positive impact through sustainable practices.
Come see the reasons for Atlanta’s reputation as the greenest city in the south, and why we’re recognized by the EPA as one of the top U.S. cities for energy-efficient buildings. Your meeting will be a win for you, your attendees and the environment.
- Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is LEED Gold certified. Recent energy conservation modifications have resulted in power savings of more than 7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
- Every year, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) saves 19.3 million gallons of gasoline a year and keeps more than 300 million pounds of pollutants out of the air, on average.
- The 2.7-mile long Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail connects walkers and bikers in Midtown to popular in-town destinations such as Virginia-Highland and Inman Park.
- Atlanta is home to several Green Key rated hotels, including the Grand Hyatt Atlanta and Hyatt Regency Atlanta in the convention corridor. Many convention and meeting hotels offer green packages with refillable water stations and bottles, linen-free tables, recycled paper products, leftover food donation, recycle bins, waste diversion and more.
- The Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) features two new convention hotels – a 403-room full-service Marriott convention center hotel and a 147-room SpringHill Suites. Both hotels are LEED-certified.
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the world’s first LEED Platinum certified professional sports stadium, along with State Farm Arena leading as the first LEED certified NBA/NHL arena in the world.
- Other notable event-facilities include the LEED Silver certified Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, the LEED Gold certified National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the LEED Gold certified World of Coca-Cola.
- Emory University’s Conference Center and Hotel has earned TripAdvisor’s “Green Leader” Gold Level Award.
- The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is the world’s largest LEED Gold certified convention center.
Restaurants and catering
- Ted’s Montana Grill
- Ponce City Market