Venue commits to reducing GHG emissions 30% by 2035

EDMONTON, AB (June 4 , 2020) – The Edmonton EXPO Centre celebrates Environment Week with the release of its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan—committing to implementing operational and behavioral changes that will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2035 (from 2018 levels).

The Edmonton EXPO Centre Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan outlines the venue’s emissions calculations, reduction targets and measures the Centre will take to meet these reduction targets. To reach its reduction targets, the venue is committed to making behavioral and structural changes in the areas of energy generation, heat usage, transportation, waste management and communications.

“As the largest venue of its kind in Western Canada, we recognize that our venue has a substantial ability to contribute to the greenhouse gas reduction goals outlined by the City of Edmonton,” said Arlindo Gomes, Vice President, Venue Management, Edmonton Economic Development. “By working to lessen the environmental footprint of our venue operations, we are positioning ourselves among the top performing event venues and are sending a strong message that we are committed to creating a healthier venue for our staff, clients, guests and environment.”

Since January 2018, the Edmonton EXPO Centre has participated in the City of Edmonton’s Corporate Climate Leaders Program, a program that helps corporations take action on climate change through GHG management across their operations. The release of Edmonton Convention Centre’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan is the final step toward the Centre obtaining its Climate Smart certification.

The Edmonton EXPO Centre joins the Edmonton Convention Centre as the only two major event venues in the Edmonton to have released a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and emissions reduction goal.