The San Diego Convention Center Corporation has proven itself to be a leader in sustainability efforts. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Convention Center is a LEED silver certified facility. The corporation is a member of the Port of San Diego's Green Business Network, a joint program with San Diego Gas & Electric that provides no-cost resources to Port tenant businesses to help them reduce water, energy and waste.
Some of the programs the Convention Center has implemented include replacing all of the lighting in its exhibit halls with energy efficient bulbs. It was the first Convention Center in the nation to install 100 percent fluorescent lighting throughout its exhibit halls. That program saves 1.3 million kWh annually and reduces energy consumption by approximately 44 percent.
The Port of San Diego recently completed a public works project that redesigned the children's playground at Coronado Tidelands Park with major accessibility improvements. With "universal design" features, this project goes beyond compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to an even higher level of access for children and adults, making it one of the region's most accessible playgrounds.
Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
San Diego Bay will light up with the annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show to benefit the Armed Services YMCA on Saturday, July 4, 2015. In addition, the Port is sponsoring fireworks being launched off the iconic Imperial Beach Pier.