CLEVELAND, OH– The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and the Global Center for Health Innovation recently completed two significant facility upgrades, replacing metal-halide light bulbs with LED lighting in the truck loading dock and installing a permanent pneumatic air distribution system (compressed air) in the utilidor underneath the exhibit hall floor.
“These facility upgrades were aimed at increasing energy efficiency and lowering operating costs, providing a valuable service to convention and tradeshow exhibitors and attendees, and improving the building’s sustainability efforts. The LED bulbs will also provide significant anticipated annual future savings in maintenance and utility costs,” said Ron King, General Manager, Huntington Convention Center and Global Center.
The Huntington Convention Center and Global Center, managed by SMG, provides 225,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, a 32,000-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom, 34 meeting and breakout rooms, a robust technology package, an expansive truck loading dock, and a 12.5-acre green roof with panoramic views of Lake Erie. The 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel is attached to the convention center.
Earlier this year, the LEED Gold-certified Huntington Convention Center and Global Center facility signed on as a partner with the Cleveland 2030 District, a movement to create high-performance building districts throughout Greater Cleveland with the goal of dramatically reducing the environmental impacts of building construction and operations through reducing energy consumption while increasing Cleveland’s competitiveness in the business environment and increasing owners’ return on investment.