The Phoenix Convention Center holds itself to the highest standard of sustainability. Why? Because the future of Phoenix depends on it. Through thoughtful, green thinking and design, we’ve achieved our goal of a premiere meeting and event space that will withstand the environmental tests of the future.
One of the biggest contributors to climate change is carbon released from wasted food. Our catering partner, Aventura, participates in the Waste Not recycling program, which sends over food to food banks. This cuts down on carbon emissions and ensures that food goes to people who need it the most.
No one knows the importance of water conservation more than Arizonans. To ensure that PCC’s water use remains low, we’ve taken steps to reduce water usage including installing, efficient irrigation systems along with the use of low-flow toilets and urinals.
Whenever possible, we choose the most
sustainable option for our purchases,
including 31 ,OOO KI Daylight chairs made
from recycled car battery casings and
seatbelts. We are dedicated to using
environmentally friendly cleaning solutions
and 90% of cleaning supplies purchased
The Phoenix Convention Center's
comprehensive recycling program provides
recycling containers throughout the campus
to collect paper. plastic. cardboard, and
glass. The program. Which also uses
recycled and biodegradable materials in
daily operations. diverted more than 460
tons of waste from landfills last year.
Our catering partner takes great care to
ensure that PCC creates as little reusable
waste as possible. In our daily operations,
we use reusable China and silverware and
85% ot all disposable dishware and cutlery
METRO Light Rail is the ruture or
low-impact public transportation in
Phoenix. The Light Rail line has a
dedicated stop at the Phoenix Convention
Center and is just a short walk to
Phoenix's three main convention hotels,
and it provides direct access to and from
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. This helps
reduce the city's carbon footprint by
helping our visitors avoid the road!
We took great care to ensure that
environmentally responsible materials were
used in construction ot PCC. In addition.
energy-star certified roofing materials along
with the addition or underground parking have
reduced the PCCs impact on the urban heat
island effect in Phoenix. Our efforts enabled
us to achieve LEEDSilver Certification from
the us Green Building Council.
The West Building of the PCC nas its very
own solar power plant comprised of 732
thin-film panels that are on track to reduce
PCC's carbon dioxide emissions by 95
metric tons and produce enough energy to
power 12-14 homes a year.
Fresh, local food and produce is a huge part
ot our sustainability efforts. Our catering
partner works with local growers to provide
fresh, organic produce and free-range
chicken to PCC visitors.