Green Initiatives

Shrinking Our Footprint – Expanding Our Horizons

Environmental Initiatives

At Northlands, we subscribe to a comprehensive energy management program in order to make our operating systems and equipment as energy efficient as possible.

Waste Reduction

Northlands employs aggressive programs to minimize the volume of waste generated by our on-site programs. We “reduce, reuse and recycle” as part of the daily fabric of our on-site operations.

Northlands recycles the following material / products: Cardboard, fluorescent tubes, electronic equipment, agriculture event bedding material (Racing, FFI, CFR, Horse Shows etc.), beverage containers, organic material from our kitchens, paper, cooking grease, batteries, motor oil and filters, vehicle tires, scrap metal, wood and photocopy toner cartridges.

Energy Management

At Northlands, we subscribe to a comprehensive energy management program in order to make our operating systems and equipment as energy efficient as possible.

There are two energy management systems in use on site: Siemens System 600 and Johnson Controls Incorporated (JCI) Metasys System, which were installed based on the need for central control of lighting, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and ice making systems. The systems consist of microprocessor based field cabinets located in each building controlled from one central location known as Building Control, which is located at the Maintenance Shop. There are more than 7,000 monitor and control points connected to the energy management system.

 

How are we doing it?

  • Composting—everything from organic waste to the morning’s coffee grinds will be placed into the new green bins.
  • Recycling—from all the usual suspects (paper and containers) to napkins, coffee cups and cooking oil. There are 3 stream marked recycled containers on-site allowing guests to assist in our mission.

Northlands Code Green

Northlands Code Green means we are committed to reducing our carbon print, utilizing methods to reduce, reuse and recycle and give back to the environment. While the Edmonton EXPO Centre is BIG, we are determined to make our impact on the environment small. Hosting your event or tradeshow at the EXPO Centre means code green and that’s good news for all of us.

FRESH Program

Northlands is proud to be part of the industry program FRESH. The FRESH program provides the platform for Edmonton’s hospitality industry to unite their efforts and further elevate their environmental, social and economic programs—making a big difference in our city and inspiring our conference guests to do the same in their communities.

Code Green