Green Initiative

 

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is proud to do its part to be “GREEN.” The various departments within the Convention Center participate in "Green Initiatives" by completing the following practices:


Administrative:

  • Uses environmentally-friendly office supplies
  • Recycle printer cartridges
  • Purchase in bulk

Food & Beverage:

  • Plastic, cans, bottles, cardboard, paper are recycled and kitchen grease recycled into Bio Fuel
  • Encourages the use of “bulk” food and beverage products
  • Uses recycled products in concessions
  • Regularly participate in the local composting of food
  • Do not use Styrofoam products
  • Unused foods are donated to local food banks and shelters
  • Use china, silverware and linen for our food events
  • Food is purchased from local sources whenever possible
  • Farm to table menu items available

Operations:

  • Use energy-efficient lighting
  • 5% of the electrical load is USEPA certified green power
  • Light bulbs are energy-saving products
  • Restrooms have automatic faucets and soap dispensers and toilets are water conserving
  • Meeting room temperatures are adjusted based on the level of business so when rooms are not in use, energy is reduced
  • Use water stations in our meeting rooms
  • Purchase recyclable products and goods
  • Use environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Trees have been planted to offset electricity used at events
  • Have recycling receptacles throughout the facility