On October 13, members and guests gathered for BC3's semi-annual meeting, graciously sponsored by the InterContinental San Francisco and Schneider Electric. At the event, Mike Martin of the City's Office of Economic & Workforce Development discussed how businesses should be preparing for the America's Cup in 2013. Attendees also learned about BC3's newest tool - the Green Tenant Toolkit - from the Director of U.S. Green Building Council for Northern California Dan Geiger and Arup's Jordan O'Brien. After the event, BC3 members and guests enjoyed a networking reception and hotel tours led by the InterContinental's Director of Engineering Harry Hobbs.
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The InterContinental San Francisco is committed to protecting our environment. From placing recycling bins in guestrooms and meeting room floors to providing an alternative transportation micro site, the hotel continually searches for opportunities to increase awareness with guests by taking every opportunity to share practices and invite them to support a commitment towards conservation. In April, the InterContinental San Francisco became the first property in the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts portfolio to achieve LEED certification for an existing building. It received LEED Gold Certification under the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM), becoming the largest LEED Gold Recipient of existing buildings in California, and the 3rd largest in the United States.