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Green Initiatives

The North Charleston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center, and Charleston Area Convention Center are dedicated to recycling, reducing and reusing in order to enhance and maintain the environment. With the help of TD Bank, the Official Green Partner of the North Charleston Coliseum, and Charleston County Recycling, the Official Recycling Partner of the North Charleston Coliseum, we are committed to refining our impact on the environment as well as our ongoing efforts of becoming zero-waste facilities. 

Meet our TD Green Team

The TD Green Team consists of the North Charleston Coliseum staff, TD Bank staff, and members of the community. This team is dedicated to enhancing campuswide green initiatives, developing innovative ways to expand green initiatives, as well as educating fans and patrons about green initiatives. Look for the TD Green Team at the next North Charleston Coliseum event!

TD Bank Tree Day and TD Bank Clean Up Day dates coming soon.

 


 

RECYCLING INITIATIVES

  • Landscape trimmings are recycled into mulch.
  • A program to recycle our banners into reusable tote bags has recently been established.
  • Recycling bins are placed around the facility for the collection of plastic and paper.
  • We recycle used batteries, oil, ballasts, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, glass, metal, wood pallets, ink cartridges, and cooking grease.
  • Compactors are available to all clients at no additional cost

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVES

  • We make use of natural light throughout our pre-function areas.
  • We have installed energy efficient chillers and variable frequency drives.
  • We use electric and/or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and cleaning equipment.
  • lighting systems are manually controlled and set at only 25% during non-event hours.
  • Low E grade glass has been installed to help maintain the temperature within our buildings.
  • We have engaged in re-lamping with T-8 fluorescent lights and electronic ballasts.
  • Lower wattage fluorescent lighting has been installed in many areas throughout our buildings.
  • Sensory lighting systems are used in the back-of-house.
  • LED exit signs and compact fluorescent fixtures (CFL) are used in our buildings

WATER CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

  • TIMED WATER-FLOW SINKS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE ALL COLISEUM RESTROOMS.
  • WE LANDSCAPE WITH NATIVE VEGETATION WHICH ALLOWS FOR REDUCED USE OF IRRIGATION AND PESTICIDES WHILE ALSO HELPING TO CONTROL RAINWATER RUNOFF.

AIR QUALITY INITIATIVES

  • A bus stop at the campus conveniently serves the Charleston Area.
  • Our campus is located near hotels, shopping areas, and restaurants, making it easy for patrons to walk to and from the facility.
  • Our housekeeping and custodial staff use micro-fiber cloths and vacuums with HEPA filters.

CATERING INITIATIVES

  • Excess food supplies from Centerplate and from annual food shows are donated to a local food bank.
  • Used cooking oil is converted into biodiesel.
  • Centerplate uses environmentally friendly food and beverage containers.
  • Centerplate serves beer, wine, and liquor produced by local companies to support Charleston businesses.

STAFF INVOLVEMENT

  • Our staff is continuously involved in local anti-litter campaigns such as Adopt-A-Highway, Palmetto Pride, and North Charleston Clean Cities Sweeps.
  • “Green” office supplies and products are purchased whenever possible.
  • Employees produce and distribute paperless reports.
  • Our on-site staff is responsible for opening and closing all doors.
  • All staff is asked to use their own coffee and beverage cups rather than using paper or plastic cups provided by the facility.

Thank you to our Green Partners!

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