Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Sunday, January 22 2017

Green Efforts

Green EffortsThe New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, along with our partner Centerplate, have made a strong commitment to the New Orleans and Global Communities, and we continue to strive to improve our practices and services keeping in mind our impact on the world around us.

MCCNO Green Efforts (.pdf)
Going Yellow-Green: Trash Cans Re-Purposed as Recycling Bins




With a specific focus on four major components MCCNO and Centerplate continually evaluate operational decisions based on the following:

  1. Waste Reduction
  2. Energy Conservation
  3. Water Conservation
  4. Clean Air Practices


Waste Reduction:

  • System in place for recycling cardboard
  • We are the largest contributor in New Orleans to Second Helping, the area food bank for prepared foods
  • We are also the largest contributor in New Orleans to Second Harvest, the area food bank for unprepared foods
  • The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Centerplate utilize bulk purchasing reducing packaging for materials that are brought into the Convention Center
  • We use reusable linens for classroom and hollow square meeting room set-ups
  • Centerplate can offer 5-gallon water coolers instead of bottled water
  • Centerplate can use cloth napkins and table cloths instead of paper
  • Centerplate uses china for catered events
  • MCCNO recycles toner cartridges and other office supplies when possible

Energy Conservation:

  • Computerized Energy Management System utilized in public areas and meeting space
  • MCCNO uses energy efficient lighting
  • Variable volume HVAC and pumping systems
  • Daylight sensors for exterior lighting
  • Manual control of escalators and other equipment when not needed
  • Manual reset on heating hot water
  • Centerplate selects Energy STAR equipment when purchasing new or replacement equipment

Water Conservation:

  • MCCNO has low flow faucets installed in restrooms
  • MCCNO utilizes automatic faucets and toilets in public restrooms
  • Irrigation systems at MCCNO are equipped with rain sensors to prevent excessive use of water resources

Clean Air Practices:

  • MCCNO uses environmentally preferable cleaners whenever possible
  • Annual maintenance on all air handler units and coils, and MCCNO also has a preventative maintenance schedule that is followed and kept on record
  • Preventative Maintenance and testing regularly performed on boilers, diesel fire pumps and diesel generators


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