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                                                                                                                                                                                           The Northshore Harbor Center is proud to be one of only 16 convention centers nationwide to participate in a benchmarking project for the EPA Energy Star program. Participation in the program is voluntary and just another step that we can take to ensure that the Harbor Center is an environmentally friendly facility.

The Northshore Harbor Center was designed and built as a facility for the future, with a focus on energy efficiency. For example, our faucets have motion sensors and low flow aerators to conserve water. The restroom lights are on motion sensors and turn off after 10 minutes with no movement. We have high efficiency air conditioning units that use several cooling stages and are zone controlled to save on electricity.

Additionally, the management and staff of the Harbor Center have made a commitment to conserve energy and be conscious of our environment. We use a minimum lighting setting when doing setups and breakdowns, purchase recycled bed sheets for cleaning rather than utilizing paper towels and recycle used paper for notepads.

As part of the benchmarking project, the Harbor Center has logged all electric, gas and water usage and associated costs for the facility dating back to January 2006. While hosting an increasing number of events, the Harbor Center staff is diligent in efforts to increase our energy efficiency.

Participation in the EPA Energy Star Convention Center Benchmarking Program is a commitment made by building management to be "greener" and more energy efficient. The Harbor Center is proud to be a part of such a wonderful program helping to ensure that our environment is taken care of and preserved for future generations.

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