The Raleigh Convention Center was planned and built in an environmentally and locally conscious way. From the breakdown of the old building, to the photography exhibit that chronicled the workers, to the construction of the impressive new building, to the local artist who made the Shimmer Wall - the process strove to respect our local landscape.
The ultimate award for green building is LEED certification, and our convention center was recently awarded LEED SILVER!
It is important that Raleigh continue to set high standards for environmental and economic sustainability. Our convention center is a great symbol for continued cultural and economic opportunities in Raleigh as well as the revitalization of downtown.