The London Convention Centre is committed to protecting our environment and is continuously looking to improve our waste management and energy programs. Currently efforts are directed towards reducing waste and energy use, as well as recycling and reusing as many items as possible while continuing to offer a safe environment for guests and staff. London Convention Centre purchasing policies include a “Green” emphasis for all our suppliers.
OUR GREEN HIGHLIGHT FROM 2012
LED LIGHTING ON THE MAIN FLOOR
In 2012 the LCC became a little bit more green one light at a time. HIDs, T8 fluorescents and 150 watt incandescent lights were replaced with high-efficiency LED lights throughout the Main Floor Foyers & Salons. The new lighting adds day light harvesting and DMX controls (customizable control), as well as more natural and brighter lighting. The new LED lighting requires a fraction of the energy and will result in an estimated savings of approximately 35,000 KWHrs/year.
Waste & Recycling Summary
|Recycling Office Paper||4,101||3,946|
|OCC (Corrugated Cardboard)||20,525||24,747|
|Oil (From our Deep Fryers)||360||360|
|Grease (from Food Waste converted into biogas)||1200||Not converted|
|Percent of Materials Recycled||56%||60.7%|
Additional Green Efforts
- Through Brewers Retail 20,328 beer bottles and 8,448 liquour bottles were recycled.
- 100% of all purchased paper products are made from recycled materials. This includes: paper towels, toilet tissue, serviettes, flip chart paper.
- 85% of all cleaning solutions purchased in 2011 were green designated.
Food Donations in 2012
Any food items determined by the Executive Chef or Sous Chef to be of good quality are packaged by the LCC and sent to the Men’s Mission of London .
In 2012 the following number of meals were sent:
805 Continental Breakfasts
2,920 Hot Breakfasts
3,265 Lunches (including sandwiches)
For a total of 7,270 meals donated to the Men's Mission of London
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU BE GREEN
Coordination of Meeting Room Setup and HVAC systems:
Departments coordinate the set up of meeting rooms to reduce energy requirements. The LCC HVAC system is programmed to provide cooled air 1.5 hours prior to the guest arrival for the larger ballroom and 1 hour prior to guest arrival for smaller rooms. Temperature throughout the LCC is controlled and monitored to reduce energy use. The event services and technical teams set up the meeting rooms together to ensure minimum use of hydro. Offices are equipped with light sensors and lighting throughout is reduced during off peak times.