Comprised of the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, and Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority has committed to reducing the environmental impact of the events and operations on its campus in downtown Atlanta while maintaining economic sustainability.
Today on Inside the Winners’ Circle, we are joined by Tim Trefzer, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. In this position, he assesses critical needs for improving, measuring and tracking the efficiencies of a variety of operational practices, including waste diversion, energy and water management, procurement, as well as working with clients to make their events “greener”. As a LEED AP, he has evaluated the costs and identified the hurdles of achieving LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification for both the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome. Prior to starting with the GWCCA in December 2010, Tim was a LEED Project Manager, managing the LEED certification efforts of a variety of different building types and LEED rating systems. Tim is a member of the USGBC – Georgia and the Green Meetings Industry Council – Atlanta branch. He is a graduate of Florida State University.