/Sustainability

Going Green Earns a Gold

By | February 4th, 2016|Sustainability|

Monona Terrace is recognized with the second highest LEED rating Before the world was talking about green buildings, Monona Terrace architect and visionary, Frank Lloyd Wright, pioneered an organic approach. By focusing on construction that honored the relationship between people and nature, and by using local material and incorporating solar energy into his plans, he [...]

How to Choose a Sustainable Venue

By | March 2nd, 2015|Sustainability|

Many organizations require that their events meet certain environmental standards. And even if organizations don’t set standards, planners often do. “Ten years ago, planners were not concerned with or even considered greening their meetings—now it’s a more frequent occurrence with folks wanting to meet in a ‘green facility,’” explains Laura MacIsaac, director of sales for Monona Terrace. Still, some venues are more equipped than others to host a sustainable event. What should you look for when choosing a greener location? Start by asking these five questions. […]

Experience a Revitalized Monona Terrace

By | February 10th, 2014|Location Considerations, Sustainability|

Something’s different about Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. After about a month’s worth of work, the community and convention center reopened its doors at the beginning of February, welcoming guests to check out its newly renovated features. Many of these updates aren’t purely for looks – they offer real advantages for guests who use the venue for events; and all updates kept an eye on sustainability. So what’s changed and how could it positively impact your next event or meeting? […]

Certifiably Sustainable: The importance of an earth-friendly venue

By | December 27th, 2013|Location Considerations, Sustainability|

It’s not often event venues make sustainability a priority. Creating an energy-efficient environment takes time and, well, energy. It’s an undertaking that requires patience and understanding of the newest green technologies. Many large buildings choose to stick with what they know, rather than explore other options. Monona Terrace is ahead of this trend. With five years of LEED-Certified sustainability under its belt, Monona Terrace is on the cusp of re-certifying the building to an even higher standard. LEED is an all-encompassing sustainability certification that elevates the importance of human and environmental health – a benefit for both you and your attendees. And by hosting an event at Monona Terrace, you are already doing your part for the environment! […]

The Impact of Going Green at Your Next Meeting

By | June 5th, 2013|Sustainability|

As a meeting planner, it’s important to stay ahead of the sustainability curve by presenting attendees with venues and services that are held to the highest environmental standards. Many measures once considered mere eco-friendly trends are now expected by event attendees. Not only is Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center the first convention center in the United States to receive the LEED-EB silver level certification, but our own Monona Catering is extremely environmentally conscious as well. […]

Working Together To Achieve a Green Meeting

By | October 23rd, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination, Sustainability|

Recycling receptacle, Monona Terrace rooftop As a meeting planner, your number one priority is to make sure that your attendees are happy and satisfied. However, meeting planners also feel a growing obligation to be environmentally-conscious, choosing meeting options that leave a smaller carbon footprint on our planet. Working with an eco-friendly meeting facility like Monona [...]