Washington, DC’s major facilities are among the most environmentally friendly in the U.S. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where we are hosting the Fall Meeting, has energy-reducing features and recycling programs. And many DC hotels are LEED-certified, including the nearby Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is at the forefront of implementing environmentally-friendly, and community-friendly initiatives.
- The Center strives to recycle just about everything. The most common materials are glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard, and mixed paper. E-cycling efforts divert batteries, fluorescent bulbs, toner and ink cartridges from conventional disposal.
- Restrooms are stocked with 100% post-consumer waste paper products.
- Exterior walls are made of clear, low-emission glass that reflects natural light and minimizes indoor temperature fluctuations.
- High-efficiency lighting and sensor systems are used throughout the building.
- They work to reuse or donate show materials including pallets, books, bags, giveaways, and more.
- The Center has a food composting program and recycles all used oil and grease. All leftover food is donated to the DC Central Kitchen, that runs the largest soup kitchen in the city, and offers food service training to disadvantaged adults.
D.C. offers a variety of public and shared transportation services. Along with the D.C. Metro rail and bus systems, you can rent bikes from point-to-point with Capital Bikeshare