AHMP 2010 National Conference Facility Tours

Georgia Aquarium

Tour 1-Monday, September 13
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tour 2-Tuesday, September 14
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tour 3-Tuesday, September 14
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Explore the secrets of the Georgia Aquarium! Discover some of our most popular exhibits from an environmental, health, safety and security professional’s view that only a behind-the-scenes tour can give you! You will get closer to the stars of the aquarium—its animals—and learn what it takes to keep the world’s largest aquarium running.


  • Visit the top of the live coral reef exhibit where you will discover the secrets of the tropical waters and mangrove forest located above Tropical Diver.
  • Observe where the aquarium team cares for the animals and prepares food for them. These facilities ensure the animals never have to leave the aquarium.
  • Enjoy the view at the top of North America’s largest ocean exhibit (Ocean Voyager) and observe the world’s largest fish—the whale shark—as it swims below you.
  • View the African penguins in the Correll Center Animal Care Suite.
  • Visit the pump and filter rooms to learn how much filtration it takes to maintain the world’s largest aquarium. More than 70 percent of the water is recycled.

The fee for this tour is $75 before July 26, $100 after July 26, and $110 onsite. Fee includes all-day access to the aquarium after the tour. The Georgia Aquarium is located two-and-one-half blocks from the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

World of Coca-Cola

Tour 1-Monday, September 13
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Tour 2-Monday, September 13
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Tour 3-Tuesday, September 14
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Tour 4-Tuesday, September 14
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The World of Coca-Cola has achieved official “green” status as an environmentally friendly building and was awarded a “Gold” rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The World of Coca-Cola adheres to the USGBC’s standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which encourages development of “high-performance, sustainable buildings” through an emphasis on energy and water efficiency, recycling, reuse of resources and waste reduction. It is one of only a handful of buildings in Georgia to achieve LEED certification.

During this tour, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the world’s best-known brands takes environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) principles to the highest level to become 30 percent more energy efficient than standards required by the Georgia energy code, uses 40 percent less water than standard buildings, and recycles or reuses almost 90 percent of construction waste.

The fee for this tour is $40 before July 26; $50 after July 26; and $55 onsite. Fee includes the tour, sampling more than 60 Coca-Cola products from around the world and access to The Coca-Cola Store. The World of Coca-Cola is located just two-and-one-half blocks from the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Westin Peachtree Plaza Environmental Sustainability Tour

Tour 1-Monday, September 13
4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Tour 2-Tuesday, September 14
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza was transformed to a green facility after a tornado ripped through Atlanta in 2008. The transformation began with the replacement of windows that had been blown out during the storm. During this restoration process engineers learned that the remaining windows did not meet code and thus were replaced. During this tour you will walk through this transformation to a green facility and the commitment that helped the Westin Peachtree Plaza meet its environmental goals. Also, you will learn firsthand about the hotel’s Environmental Sustainability Program and get a behind-the-scenes tour of this new green facility.

Environmental Sustainability Program Overview:

  • Environmental Certifications & Ratings
  • Energy and Water Conservation
  • Waste Minimization
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Performance Tracking & Reporting
  • Raising Awareness through Engagement

Green Facility Tour:

  • Glass Restoration Project
  • Recycling Operations
  • Composting Operations

The fee for this tour is $25 before July 26; $35 after July 26; and $45 onsite. Signs will direct you to the starting point of the tour.