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Monona Terrace

In 2007, the Monona Terrace Earns LEED Silver Certification as a Green Convention Center becoming one of only a handful of convention centers in the nation to be LEED-certified as a green building.

Monona Terrace’s is the first convention center in the country to earn a certification for existing buildings (LEED-EB) Highlights of Monona Terrace’s sustainable design include:

  • Using non-toxic “green cleaning” products, which benefit the health of the environment, as well as the health of Monona Terrace employees and users.
  • Significant energy savings: Monona Terrace uses 49% less energy than convention centers across the country with comparable weather.
  • Using clean energy: 10% of Monona Terrace’s purchased energy in 2007 is renewable, with a goal of 25% in 2008.
  • High recycling rates: Revamped recycling practices have more than doubled Monona Terrace’s recycling rate to 49%.

For more information, visit Sustainability at Monona Terrace