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Creating a Cleaner, Greener Future (Part III: Solar Panels)

The MCCA Board of Directors recently took another step toward a greener future at Boston’s Convention Centers, approving solar panels to be added to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).

The solar panels, which will be added as part of a multi-phase roof replacement project spanning 2024 and 2025, are among developments in Green Building Practices and initiatives at Boston’s Convention Centers. In 2016, the BCEC was certified LEED Silver by the U.S Green Building Council, an internationally adopted “green building” rating system that evaluates a building’s environmental footprint through resource consumption, waste management practices, and overall operational efficiency. The MCCA has continued to make Boston's Convention Centers more sustainable and energy efficient, with continual upgrades and energy saving measures at both the BCEC and Hynes Convention Center.

Our sustainability efforts are overseen by MCCA Energy & Sustainability Manager Deirdre Manning, who brings years of experience in policy development, management, and advocacy for comprehensive sustainability programs.

Event services, transportation team efforts, and our flagship Conventions C.A.R.E. recycling/reuse program also contribute to preserving our environment and supporting our community.

Sustainability measures are a focus of the daily operating strategy of the MCCA. Thank you for reading our Sustainability Series! Share Part I and Part II, and check out the ongoing sustainability efforts at Boston’s Convention Centers through our Green Building Practices.