The Moscone Center prides itself on its sustainable practices. The catering company exclusive to the Moscone Center, SAVOR, operates a food-composting program and has been serving only compostable products since 2008. SAVOR also donates anything extra, whether boxed lunches or produce, to various nonprofit organizations within San Francisco. SAVOR not only gives back to the community – they also provide amazing food right there at the Moscone Center. Thinking of including a popcorn machine or coffee maker in your booth? They do that, too! They’re even available to manufacture your own branded bags or cups to show off your company logo.
When Moscone West was constructed in 2003, it was designed with certain green features. The glass is coated with a high-performance glaze that takes advantage of natural light while still keeping things cool indoors. All lighting fixtures throughout the building are energy-efficient, and certain areas rely on daylight sensors to make sure the lights are only on when they truly need to be. In all, 5,000 bulbs were replaced, resulting in a 20% reduction in energy consumption.
2004 saw the addition of solar panels to its roof, an impressive 60,000 square-feet of solar panels to be precise. This solar array is one of the largest solar installations owned by a city anywhere in the country. The energy produced by this solar array could be used to power about 550 homes each year! The facility has received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award from the State of California, the Environmental Leadership Award of Excellence from the USEPA, and the Green Power Leadership Award from the USEPA and US Department of Energy, to name a few.
Their sound system is state-of-the-art. They offer what they call the “Networked Speaker Ready Room,” offering an entirely digital network for your presenting needs. Approve your presentation in the “Ready Room” after storing it on their central server. When presentation time arrives, it is pulled from the server through the facility’s fiber-optic network directly to the room you are presenting in. You can submit your presentation when you arrive, or choose to use their online submission service.
And don’t worry about rushing out to find a Staples or Office Max – Moscone Center offers on-site services like faxing, printing, photocopying, and computer workstations at your disposal. They will gladly ship your packages via UPS, and offer an assortment of office supplies for those items you may have forgotten.