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The Huntington Place commitment to environmental stewardship in our community is demonstrated by our continuous efforts to investigate, validate and implement new and innovative Green initiatives throughout the facility, and by our programs designed to educate our employees, vendors, customers, partners, and visitors in the importance of the sustainability of our environment.

Huntington Place Is a LEED Gold Certified Facility

  • The Huntington Place Green Committee meets several times monthly to promote sustainability practices and Green initiatives, and has members from every department and in-house contracting company.
  • Loading dock cages for material recycling make it easy to separate paper, metal and cardboard during post-event strke
  • Reusable materials left by events are donated to local agencies for reuse and upcycling.
  • The glass-enclosed concourse area on the main level, the three-story glass atrium and the third floor corridor glass ceiling provide enough natural light during daytime hours to minimize main hallway daytime lighting throughout Huntington Place.
  • Exhibit halls in Huntington Place are equipped with induction lighting that uses 50% less electricity.
  • Huntington Place is air conditioned by pumping grey water from the Detroit River through chillers that then send the cool water to various air handlers, providing cooling to zoned areas in the center. This system uses considerably less electricity than conventional air conditioning units.
  • All main hall lighting and heat/cool settings are computer programmed and managed.
  • Paper, aluminum can and plastic bottle recycling containers are placed in all office areas and high traffic meeting areas throughout the center for aggressive recycling.
  • Escalators in the building are energy efficient, Kone EcoMod units. All escalators run based on occupancy and event needs.
  • All in-house contractors participate in center recycling and Green initiatives.
  • The recent Huntington Place $279 million facility upgrade incorporates numerous green building components including low-flow restroom and kitchen equipment, energy efficient HVAC equipment and a living green roof..
  • The Huntington Place housekeeping staff uses products that are environmentally safe and non-toxic.
  • All pallets are recycled to a local area vendor.
  • My Green Michigan provides complete composting services to Huntington Place.
  • Centerplate, the Huntington Place exclusive food and beverage provider collects prepared food that has not been served for pick up by Forgotten Harvest, a local company that delivers the food to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout Southeastern Michigan.



Huntington Place Is The Proud Recipient Of The Following Community Based Awards for Sustainability Leadership:

  • U. S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) Energy Reduction Achievement in a Venue Award

  • Crain's Detroit 2022 Notable Leader in Sustainability recognition

  • USGBC Community Safe Haven Award 

  • USGBC Leadership Award for Building Performance

  • USGBC Detroit Region Outstanding Sustainable Design Award

  • EcoWorks Sustainable Communities Champion Award

  • Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Plaque

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leader Award

  • Detroit Green Task Force Earth Day Business Award


Huntington Place's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts are an integral part of the sustainability program. 

Learn more about Huntington Place Heroes

Members of the Huntington Place Green Committee planting 12 trees around the venue for Earth Day 2023

The 2019 Huntington Place Green Committee

2019 Sustainable Brands in Huntington Place

Huntington Place Green Event Downloads

Huntington Place provides post-event waste diversion reports to show managers upon request. All event reports and waste diversion services are provided to customers at no cost. Ask your event manager about it today!

If you are a local non-profit that would like to receive donations of materials left from our events or have questions about the Huntington Place sustainability program:

Email us: or consult your Huntington Place sales or event manager