The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location in the Mid-Atlantic region for organizations wishing to host conventions, meetings, banquets and other activities. With 300,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, approximately 85,000 square feet of meeting space (50 rooms) and a multifunctional 36,672-square-foot ballroom, the Center is able to host a variety of events large and small.
Along with its partners, Centerplate (catering), Projection Presentation (audio-visual), MC Dean, Inc. (telecommunications) and Edlen (utility services), the Center brings together all of the essential elements needed for a successful event.
Green Initiatives at the Baltimore Convention Center
The Center is committed to building and implementing an innovative environmental management system that sustains the needs of daily operations and serves to educate and benefit staff, industry partners and clientele on the importance of reducing its carbon footprint.
It is the first convention center in the country to operate SOMAT, a two-part waste reduction system that reduces solid waste up to 90 percent, and produces a useable soil product.
Completed in August 2010, the Center’s 27,000-square-foot Outdoor Terrace Green Roof doubles as space for receptions or relaxation. More than half of the space is designed with drought-resistant vegetative roofing. The beds are maintained with material produced from the SOMAT system.
Eighty percent of the cleaning products used at the Center are certified as “Green Seal” or “Designed for the Environment.” This includes paper products used in the restrooms.
The Center’s VIP Suites, Board Room and East side restrooms have been renovated to incorporate fixtures that reduce annual water consumption by 25 percent. The performance contract with Constellation Energy has re-lamped the entire facility with energy-efficient bulbs that provide financial savings as well as reducing carbon, sulfur, nitrogen dioxide and mercury.
Baltimore Convention Center Contact Details
1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201-2499
410-649-7000, Fax: 410-649-7008