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The POWERGEN team strives to create an experience that is cleaner and more sustainable from start to finish. Our mission is to impact change through our conference programming as well as our event planning processes and onsite practices wherever possible. Our team and our vendors are committed to mitigating environmental impacts and supporting social change whenever and wherever we hold POWERGEN today and in the future. 


Reduced Printing & Signage

  • Less paper/printing   

  • Material we use – honeycomb, vinyl, 3M Clings, and fabric

  • Show common areas use sustainable recycled carpet 

  • Badges are recyclable


The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center offers recycling programs for clients and contractors with multiple recycling areas for attendees in the front of the house, and dedicated collection areas for cardboard, metal, pallets and plastic in the back of the house. In 2022 alone they diverted over 400,000 lbs. of material from landfills through their recycling programs.  

Energy & Efficiency

New Orleans & Company is working to minimize the Convention Center's energy use through practices such as automated scheduling, turning off escalators in unoccupied areas, and reducing light and HVAC requirements for unoccupied spaces. The center recently completed the largest energy efficiency project in the region, with significant facility upgrades designed for long-term energy savings including replacing over 4,000 exhibit hall light fixtures with LEDs. 


Material & Food

Together with New Orleans & Company and Sodexo Live!, we will ensure food and promotional materials are donated to local partners including Bethel Colony and other local organizations.

LEED Certification


In 2022, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification v4.1 O+M, underscoring their commitment to sustainable building operations. Learn more here


Our event food service provider, Sodexo Live!, composts organic kitchen waste, and most serving ware is plastic-free and made of biodegradable materials.  


The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has significantly reduced the facility's water use by upgrading its cooling towers and installing low-flow fixtures in upgraded sets of restrooms. Event participants can take advantage of the recently installed 87 water bottle filling stations throughout the Convention Center, with approximately 270,000 bottles saved to date.