We are committed to using resources responsibly and assisting customers in achieving their sustainability goals for meetings and conventions. See how the MCC has maintained high standards for sustainability.
As a 1.6 million square foot facility, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is dedicated to using resources responsibly by incorporating sustainable initiatives. As a building, our focus can be categorized by energy, water and waste, but it's so much more than that.
We also look at air quality, environmental purchasing, community partnerships and transportation through our holistic approach to sustainability. We use nearly 100% compostable food containers and utensils and provide water bottle filling stations throughout the building. We've also focused on helping clients make their event sustainable by sharing best practices and building infrastructure that makes it easy to be sustainable.
The recycling program launched in 1991, only one year after the Minneapolis Convention Center opened. This waste program established a system for recycling cardboard and paper left over from events. Now, having grown significantly past recycling, the MCC is LEED Certified, maintains a Gold Level certification from the Events Industry Council and is the first convention center to achieve a SITES certification for our Urban Meadow Plaza.