Sustainability

Sustainability

The Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our venue and services. Our facility features LED lighting and 24/7 monitoring of heating, ventilation and air conditioning through a central utility plant in order to ensure proper resource management. All washroom and laundry facilities feature high-efficiency toilets, motion-sensor faucets with low-flow aerators, and Energy Star washing machines.  To reduce waste, we have implemented a recycling program to dispose of paper, packaging and food scraps. Additionally, we sanitize our facility with certified non-toxic cleaning materials.

To reduce the carbon footprint of our events, bars are stocked with glassware and recyclable bottled beer and wine products instead of disposables. We support local, sustainable farming and the nearby Niagara wine region by sourcing seasonal Ontario produce and regional wines for our menus.

Additionally, the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s is proud to work together to develop a weekly food donation program with Mission Services.  All “untouched” leftover food items are safely stored for pick up by Mission Services a few times a week for use in local Hamilton food shelters.