Minneapolis Convention Center awarded LEED green building certification

The Minneapolis Convention Center is now a LEED-certified building. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs in areas including energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Examples of ongoing notable sustainability initiatives at the convention center include offsetting energy use by 100 percent with solar and wind power, recycling 60 percent of waste in 2016, collecting 160 tons of organics for hog feed and composting, repurposing 5.4 million gallons of runoff rainwater annually, reducing food waste and donating 4 tons of food per year, and creating a pollinator garden that’s inviting for bees, butterflies and other essential pollinators.

To learn more about sustainability efforts at the Minneapolis Convention Center, visit the center's website

 

 

Published Aug 22, 2017

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