In taking another major step toward becoming certified by the U.S. Green Building Council in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for operations and management of an existing building by Quarter 1 of 2012, the SMG-managed Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is proud to welcome to the facility our newest, environmentally friendly application, the Eco-Safe Digester.
The Eco-Safe Digester, a high-volume decomposition system, already has diverted more than 30 tons of our organic food waste from landfills. This high-tech instrument safely and quickly decomposes virtually all organic food waste by using a highly refined formula of microorganisms. The process turns waste into a liquid that can be safely disposed down the drain, allowing the waste to return to the ecosystem as water.
In addition to using the highly efficient Digester, our recycling and diversion program has begun donating extra food to local non-profit organizations to eliminate waste. More than two tons of food has been donated in 2011 to date.
We are determined to be the most energy-efficient, least polluting and healthiest work space among convention centers and to stay ahead of the curve into the future. Being environmentally friendly is one of our greatest priorities and we are committed to finding new ways to become even greener in all aspects of our operations.
Even after we earn our LEED certification, we plan to continually seek out new technologies, like the Digester, to demonstrate our commitment to a greener planet!
Broward County Convention Center’s High-Tech Eco-Safe Digester
December 20, 2011