Salt Palace Convention Center Rooftop Solar Panels
Salt Palace Convention Center Rooftop Solar Panels





As we strive to reduce, reuse and recycle, we believe that by carefully considering the environmental impact of all of our business decisions before we make them, we have been able to shrink our ecological footprint and will continue to do so. The Salt Palace Convention Center continues to seek the newest technology in environmental care practices in order to incorporate them into our daily operations.

  • Member ASTM International - working towards industry certifications.
  • Event management now uses web-based program and tablets, eliminating the need for printed set-up sheets.
  • Salt Lake County installed one of the nation's largest rooftop solar array projects atop the Salt Palace Convention Center in May 2012. This project features 6,006 solar panels. more details
  • Expansion in 2006 was awarded the US Green Building Council’s Silver LEED.
  • Single stream recycling program for aluminum, paper, cardboard and plastic.
  • Solar panel power operates the lighting in parking structure.
  • Waterless urinals in the restroom save 40,000 gallons of water per urinal per year.
  • Variable frequency drives promote the efficient operation of HVAC system; new expansion 35-40% energy savings; 25% energy savings in existing facility.
  • HVAC systems are controlled by a centralized system so the facility managers are aware of all temperature settings.
  • Energy-efficient fluorescent lighting continues to be installed throughout the building; 40%-60% energy savings.
  • Executive offices have motion sensors for the lighting systems; lights are on only when needed.
  • Indoor air quality standards are exceeded with an increase in the air exchange rates.
  • Drip irrigation systems in landscape features reduce water loss from evaporation. New landscaping uses 50% less water.
  • Bike racks are available in the garages to help promote human-powered mobility.
  • Preferred parking positions are available for car-pooling attendees at the Salt Palace.
  • Lighting levels in exhibit halls are at 50% during move-in/move-out; heating/AC not provided.
  • Show lights reduced to 50% levels at show closing.
  • Power-use reduction policy implemented building-wide for climate control and lighting.
  • Concourse lighting/heating/cooling scheduled according to building use.
  • Meeting room lights turned off when not in use.
  • Stand-alone cooling system installed in the Security office so main chillers are not in use when building is not occupied.
  • No water is used outside for cleanup; sweeping only.
  • Speaker water provided in carafes with glasses instead of bottles; catering offers 5-gallon water containers instead of bottles.
  • Caterer recycles grease and fry oi.l
  • Caterer uses 100% biodegradable Greenware (cups, plates, napkins and cutlery) plastic products made from plants.
  • Caterer encourages local food-buying practices and uses organic food sources when appropriate.
  • Caterer distributes leftover food to the Road Home homeless shelter, Salt Lake Mission and Utah Food Bank; day-old bread products go to local farms for animal consumption.
  • Dishwashing machines with low-level water arms were installed in the kitchen, cutting water use by 30%.
  • Office files changed from legal or letter size to conserve paper.  Paper for office use if 20% post-consumer when possible.
  • Toilet paper is 100% post consumer; hand towels are 40% post consumer.
  • Hand soap in restrooms is EPA Green Seal certified.
  • At least 50% of cleaning chemicals are Green Seal certified.  Caterer uses 100% biodegradable, non-caustic, citrus-based cleaners.
  • Program in place to scan archived paper files for electronic storage and recycling of paper.