Virginia Green Convention & Conference Centers

Virginia Green Conference Center
           

Virginia Green Convention Center

The National Conference Center
The National Conference Center,
Lansdowne

Cedar Crest Conference Center
Cedar Crest Conference Center,
Green Bay

The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg

Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel
Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel
and Conference Center, Glen Allen

Holiday Inn Select Kroger Conference Center
Holiday Inn Select Kroger Conference Center, Richmond

Airlie Conference Center

Airlie Conference Center, Warrenton

Convention centers are often the centerpiece of a region’s tourism efforts, and they have the opportunity to lead the way for Virginia Green activities in their region.

Virginia Green Convention and Conference Centers is a self-certifying program where facilities must verify that they are at a minimum practicing the Virginia Green Convention and Conference Center core activities by providing guests the following: 

  • Provide Recycling: provide for recycling at their events
  • Minimize the use of disposable food service products: use products that are made from bio-based or renewable resources and provide for recycling or composting of items 
  • Water Efficiency: must have a plan for conserving and using water efficiently
  • Energy Conservation: must have a plan in place to reduce overall energy consumption
  • Support Green Conferences & Events: must offer a "green" or "environmentally-friendly" package for events. For ideas on Green Events, please see the fact-sheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences, Meeting, and Events.  

Guests attending or planning events at Virginia Green Convention or Conference Centers can expect that the facility has at least these core activities in place. Participants are encouraged to tell us about any other green activities they have undertaken and these are included in the facility's profile, which appears on our website. Consumers can then choose to attend or host events at a facility that offers the green amenities they value.

Participating Convention and Conference Centers

Blue Ridge Highlands

Central Virginia

Chesapeake Bay

Eastern Shore

Heart of Appalachia

Northern Virginia

Shenandoah Valley

Southern Virginia

Tidewater/Hampton Roads


Virginia Green is a partnership program supported by



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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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