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Albuquerque Environmental Awards

  • The historic Andaluz has recently been awarded LEED® Gold Green Building Certification, which is the only historic hotel in the Southwest with this certification. View the press release.
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Siemens honored the City of Albuquerque in May 2008 with a Sustainable Community Award in the Large Community category for AlbuquerqueGreen, a comprehensive sustainability plan.
  • The Crowne Plaza Albuquerque (formerly the Hilton Albuquerque) has become the first, and so far the only hotel in the state, to receive New Mexico's Green Zia Environmental Excellence Recognition Program for its efforts to prevent pollution and implement "green initiatives." View media release
  • The March 2008 issued of Popular Science rated Albuquerque as the 16th greenest city in America.  The basis of the rating was determined by the use of renewable energy, availability of high quality public transportation, the number of green building (certified by the US Green Building Council), recycling and how important its citizens consider environmental issues. 
  • Albuquerque won the 2007 Climate Protection Award presented by the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the Albuquerque Green Program. This was the inaugural year of this awards program. 
  • Former Mayor Martin Chavez was the only mayor of a U.S. city to be invited to the global conference, "Citizens of the Earth": The Paris Conference for Global Ecological Governance, in February 2007. 
  • Albuquerque won the 2006 World Leadership Award under the category of Utilities for its Sustainable Water Management Planning. The award was presented in London in December 2006.  

Check out more resources and learn about Albuquerque's environmental resources


Specific Resources & Information 

The following groups have selected Albuquerque for their meetings and conventions:

Group Name

Meeting Name



Association of State Floodplain Managers

2006 Annual Conference



Ecological Society of America

2009 Annual Meeting