Sustainability

The Mountain America Expo Center has obtained a Level 1 Certification for sustainability from the Events Industry Council. 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 Mountain Ameria Expo Center continues to seek the newest technology in environmental care practices in order to incorporate them into our daily operations.

  • Event management now uses web-based program and tablets eliminating the need for printed set-up sheets.
  • Single stream recycling program for aluminum, paper, cardboard and plastic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 oil.
  • 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 local charities; other food waste goes to compost.
  • Dishwashing machines with low-level water arms were installed in the kitchen, cutting water use by 30%
  • 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.
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