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Annual Meeting Program

 
The program will be printed on recycled paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Programs can be recycled using receptacles throughout the Baltimore Center. 

 

Baltimore Convention Center

The Baltimore Convention Center is committed to supporting “green initiatives” both at the center and throughout the community!

ENERGY 
  • Recycle paper, plastic, bottles, and cans. 
  • Exterior glass and skylights allow for the use of natural light to reduce electricity cost. 
  • Photo sensors in the public lobbies reduce the need of artificial light. 
  • Lighting and motion sensors in meeting rooms reduce the need of artificial light. 
  • Meeting room tables are made from 30% recycled products. 


CATERING

  • China service is utilized to help reduce waste. 
  • Reusable service equipment is used on buffets and break stations. 
  • Centerplate’s sustainable preferential purchasing system increases support of local farmers and the community. Our “Farm-to-Table” program buys locally, whenever possible, thereby conserving energy and creating less pollution when foods travel fewer miles to reach the Convention Center. 
  • Centerplate’s participation includes using eco-friendly items. Coffee stirrers along with beverage cups and sleeves are made of recycled materials, all of which are biodegradable. 
  • Plates, spoons, forks, and knives all are made of recycled plastics. 

WASTE REDUCTION

  • Solid Waste Reduction System, SOMAT, reduces solid catering waste by 90%. 
  • SOMAT transforms reduced solid waste into a soil amendment product that is in turn used for the upkeep of the grounds and flower beds. 
  • Currently the system has transformed over 30,000 pounds of waste into slightly over 6,900 lbs of usable soil product. 
  • Sixty to sixty-five percent of cleaning chemicals are now Green Seal Eco-friendly certified. 
  • Active ion system currently in use for hard, solid surfaces. This system transforms tap water into a product that cleans 99.9% of bacteria. 


ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

  • The 27,497 sq ft. Outside Terrace has been transformed into a green roof. 12, 245 square feet of space is planted using drought resistant vegetation. 


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT

  • Water conservation through newly installed low-flow bathroom fixtures and commode systems. 
  • Newly installed LED lighting and lighting controls and control upgrades 
  • Participation in Constellation Energy’s Cost Avoidance Program, where implemented has the ability to reduce electrical usage by 20%.