Roadmap 11

Environmental Considerations

Venue Sustainability

  • The World Trade Center has achieved Gold level certification for LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB O+M).
  • Conference Center has be retrofitted with LED lighting
  • A portion of the electric power comes from renewable energy

Waste Management

  • Composting and recycling station on all floors
  • Leftover food is donated to New Avenues for Youth, a nonprofit that supports foster, at-risk and homeless youth

Food & Beverage

  • Preference will be given to local and sustainable food options including artisanal and heirloom products
  • Front and back of house composting is implemented

Printing & Signage

  • We will limit the number of printed materials for the Conference
  • Official conference materials are printed using vegetable based inks on recycled materials

Registration & Communication

  • Event promotion is pursued primarily via online methods
  • Registration process utilizes 100 percent paperless ticket system
  • Badge holders are compostable, made from corn-starch and re-used when possible


The venue is located in a central area, easily accessible by public transportation