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The Center for Creativity is committed to keeping sustainable practices at the forefront of our operational model and limiting negative impacts on our community’s footprint. The Center for Creativity sets the highest standards for efficiency, conservation and impact reduction while embodying sustainability standards.


  • Energy saving lighting design is used throughout the facility resulting in an energy reduction compared to other buildings. All lighting in public and special events spaces are LED.
  • Windows throughout the facility have been revealed and reopened to allow for use of natural light instead of lighting fixtures during day hours.
  • Controllable lighting and HVAC allow for more efficient operating levels during event and non-event hours.

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  • Bike racks are located on site to support alternative transportation initiatives.
  • No smoking throughout the building or grounds.
  • Low or No VOC (volatile organic compounds) finishes on all floors, walls, and surfaces, including wood products without formaldehyde and carpet that meets the Green Label Plus program.


  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures that use less water than industry standard fixtures, including the use of waterless urinals.
  • Water conserving native landscape surrounding the facility, reducing water use.
  • Green Seal Approved cleaning products used venue wide to reduce the amount of chemicals introduced into the water system.


  • Single stream recycling is located throughout the facility at each landfill bin. Our recycling program includes: paper, aluminum, plastics 1-6, glass, shrink wrap, plastic bags, bubble wrap, cardboard and toner cartridges.
  • Caterers are required by contract to participate in recycling and compost programs.
  • Compost collection is available for on-site events.
  • All batteries and light bulbs are collected in designated containers for proper recycling.
  • Carpet tiles are used instead of rolls to reduce waste when carpet is replaced or repaired.
  • Water bottle fillers located onsite to reduce plastic/glass waste from bottled water.