This study, commissioned by the Heinz Endowments in tandem with the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, and led by evolveEA, had the purpose of understanding how increased demand for... More > sustainability has affected the industry. The study’s focus is on the actions individual facilities are taking to address these demands while increasing their overall performance. We have gathered this information with the intention of sharing best practices and understanding the influence of sustainability in decision making at the facility level.
The survey was administered from October 2010 through February 2011. Over 70 facilities were invited to participate in the process, with 14 thoroughly completing it. Many of the cohort participants were targeted because they publicly promote sustainability initiatives or policies as important to their operations. As promised during data collection, respondents’ information has been anonymized to protect confidentiality.< Less