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Santa Clara Convention Center is Green

We are proud to participate in the Green initiative to put our stamp on the environment. Santa Clara Convention Center has been recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the nation. The City of Santa Clara is also making strides and being recognized for their efforts in going Green.

How the Convention Center and the City are making an impact:

  • There are six Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations at the Convention Center, and 49 in the nearby City of Santa Clara Tasman Parking Garage.

    Electric vehicles are welcome at your conference, trade show, or meeting coming up at the Santa Clara Convention Center! The Tasman Garage is home to 48 Level 2 Charging Stations and one Level 3 Station. Parking is free and convenient, and our charging center is just one more reason to make the Santa Clara your meeting destination.

  • Green Power Partnership level with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Green Power Partner with Silicon Valley Power. By purchasing Green Power “clean energy,” the Convention Center saves the environment by avoiding the release of 933 tons of carbon dioxide. To give you a better idea of the impact that is on the environment, it is the equivalent to taking 171 cars off the road for one year or planting 777 acres of forest. Pretty impressive!

  • The Santa Clara Green Power program has been included in the top 10 utility green power programs in the United State for 11 consecutive years. To read more Click Here.

  • Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award winner for eight years and has reduced waste by over 100 tons annually.

  • Recycling wherever possible since 2002, including paper, glass, cardboard, and aluminum. Also, recycled paper products are bought in bulk and equipment that is no longer being used is sold for use elsewhere.

  • The full-service caterer, ARAMARK, makes an effort to positively impact the environment by presenting Green options to event planners and also contributes food to Second Harvest Food Bank.


Santa Clara Convention Center is honored to have received multiple awards and is thrilled to have such a positive impact on the environment whenever possible. The Santa Clara Convention Center received the Green Power Champion Certificate for purchasing 100% renewable wind and solar energy and also the Green Power Champion Corporate Half-Turbine Level award for committing to supporting the generation of 1,608-megawatt hours of renewable energy. Another notable achievement is that Santa Clara has purchased over 1.5 million kilowatt hours of clean energy.