PITTSBURGH - DID YOU KNOW?
From the start, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center was intended to embody the highest standard of sustainability. Building materials were strategically chosen to minimize environmental impacts. Nearly one tenth of the total building materials used, including steel, aluminum, drywall, and ceiling tiles, was made from post-consumer recycled content. Stainless steel was chosen as the roofing material as a nod to Pittsburgh’s industrial history and because of its high recycled content, but it serves another green function as well. Instead of causing an “urban heat island effect,” the Center has a highly-reflective roof cover that prevents this excess heat from accumulating.