"The Center's Board of Directors is committed to sustainability initiatives as part of our overall focus on environmental stewardship," said Gregory J. Fox, Esq., chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. "These efforts are good public policy, but they also make the Center more competitive in attracting new business because many customers select venues based on sustainability efforts.  We believe we are one of the industry leaders in this area by actively working to manage our carbon footprint, utilize green products in our supply chain, and implement best practices related to sustainability."

The Convention Center, managed by SMG, is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its 2-million-square foot imprint and to providing a healthy and high-performance cleaning operation within the facility.  These efforts are building on the facility's 2011 expansion, which received a LEED® Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. The Green Team is comprised of Center employees focused on these goals.