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Built Green, Working Green

g1 (greenfirst)® represents the David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s (DLCC) commitment to environmental sustainability. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the DLCC was the first “green”convention center in the world and was awarded the Gold (new building) and Platinum (existing building) LEED® certifications by the US Green Building Council.

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Built Green, Working Green

g1 (greenfirst)® represents the David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s (DLCC) commitment to environmental sustainability. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the DLCC was the first “green”convention center in the world and was awarded the Gold (new building) and Platinum (existing building) LEED® certifications by the US Green Building Council.

Building History

A Remarkable Building: Completed in 2003, the DLCC may be the most beautiful convention center in the world but one fact stands out above all — it is the greenest of them all. More

Building Design

Unconventional Beauty: From the start, the DLCC was intended to embody the idea of “green first.” An international competition set forth this challenge: to envision a facility which would become a landmark for the city of Pittsburgh, and a leader in environmental sustainability in every aspect of design, construction, and operations. More

Building Conservation

Built Greem Working Green, Every Day! Along with innovative design features and a commitment to the environment in every aspect, the DLCC achieves the highest green efficiency. More

Outdoor Spaces

Connecting Outside and Inside: At the DLCC, three programmable outdoor spaces rich in native plants allow visitors and wildlife to connect to southwestern Pennsylvania’s beautiful natural environment. More