Kelsey Ogletree of Trade Show News Network writes:
Implementing sustainable practices isn’t just good for the environment, it’s also good for business, as many convention centers have discovered. According to the 2017 Green Venue Report (the 2018 report has not yet been released), event venues are saving millions of dollars each year thanks to sustainability upgrades through energy, waste or water conservation programs. Energy tracking for events is also improving, with 88 percent of venues surveyed reporting doing so. Yet technology is constantly changing, and what was good (or good enough) a few years ago is likely behind the times now. With that in mind, here’s a look at new sustainability efforts at some of the biggest convention centers around the country.
Convention Centers are Getting Greener
Below is a list of some the Convention Centers in our Greenroofs.com Projects Database:
- Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- David L. Lawrence Conventions Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, USA
- Los Cabos International Convention Center, Los Cabos, Mexico
- McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, USA
- Nashville Music City Center, Nashville, USA
- Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada
The Green Venue Report (GVR) is an industry-wide initiative to provide benchmarking data, catalyze best practice, and stimulate competition around global convention & exhibition center sustainability. The report aims to give insight and content to best practices, with real data showing trends across the facets of event and venue sustainability. You can download the 2017 Green Venue Report for more detailed information.
Read more: Sustainability Check-In: How U.S. Convention Centers are Getting Greener