CLEVELAND, OH — During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland (HCCC) team, managed by ASM Global on behalf of the Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation, has researched and implemented multiple protocols to provide a safe environment for guests, clients and convention attendees when the building reopens at a later date.
This summer, the Huntington Convention Center earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, APEX/ASTM Level 1 Certification and LEED Gold (v4.1 O+M Existing Buildings). The facility has also implemented the ASM Global VenueShield program, a company-wide environmental hygiene protocol being utilized in more than 325 ASM Global-managed buildings worldwide.
Locally, the Huntington Convention Center team is partnering with Destination Cleveland in the Cleveland Clean Committed Program to follow best practices in cleaning and disinfecting, physical distancing, engineering controls, work force and customer safe practices. The Huntington Convention Center is also a member of the Cleveland 2030 District, a public-private collaborative working to create a high-performance building district in downtown Cleveland with the goal of reducing the environmental impacts of building construction and operations.
“The health, safety and security of our guests, partners, tenants, and employees remain our highest priority, and the milestone of achieving these certifications is yet another important step in safely reopening our facility following local, state and federal guidelines,” said HCCC General Manager Ron King. “Our team has developed a comprehensive Back-to-Business Plan for our clients and meeting planners, available on our website at www.clevelandconventions.com/covid-19-resources/ including the implementation of the ASM Global VenueShield building safety program.”