Consisting of an amphitheater, a dining room, seminar rooms, classrooms, office spaces, and a catering kitchen, this 13,647 square foot conference center hosts international leadership programs and connects via passageway to the existing adjacent Betts House. The Greenberg Conference Center received LEED Gold certification for its innovative green design which incorporates energy efficiency and renewable energy features, locally sourced materials, storm-water runoff mitigation mechanisms, and excellent indoor air quality for building occupants.
Careful specifications by the architect and sourcing by the contractor ensured both recycled content and locally-sourced materials were installed in the project. More than 40% of materials (based on cost) were from regional locations. Over 50% of the wood used is from certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. Additionally, construction and demolition debris was recycled resulting in an 86% reduction of total construction waste diverted by landfills.