The Classic Center remains committed to our “green initiative” to operate our facilities in the most energy efficient manner possible and to utilize green products and services when appropriate.
The Classic Center received recognition as a Green MeetingsSite by ConventionSouth. Meeting planners can feel confident that Green Meetings approved by ConventionSouth cities, hotels, and facilities conserve energy and fuel, reduce product use, reuse products, recycle products, and use local product when available. And, approved organizations can assist groups to reduce their carbon footprint on the destination while in town for the meeting.
Completed in 2013, the 8,000 square-foot Atrium was built to be LEED Silver Certified. According to the US Green Building Council, "LEED Certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement." The Classic Center is excited to use it's resources to implement good business practices and is eager to expand on this work when the development of its new area begins.
The Classic Center is the proud recipient of the 2018 Leadership in Water Conservation Award for Business highlighting a project that would reduce water use by 1.1 million gallons per year.
The Recycling Program is committed to staff and visitor participation and includes cardboard, paper, plastics, glass, aluminum, toner cartridges, wooden pallets, and electronics.
Smoke Free Facility
We have a 100% smoke free facility, through the use of pleated air filters with regular replacement, and energy saving heat recovery units for fresh air capture.
In 2019, The Classic Center installed a 5.2 kW solar array which provides clean energy to The Classic Center Theatre. Coupled with other measures, including newly installed LED lighting, The Classic Center reduced its energy consumption by over 20% starting in 2017.
The Classic Center offers a conveniently located Electric Vehicle Charging Station that is available to all visitors. The Classic Center's convenient location is in walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, shops, and other downtown attractions eliminating the need to drive while visiting.
Energy efficiency is achieved through energy audits conducted by Georgia Power, LED interior and exterior lighting throughout the facility with occupancy sensor lighting controls, building climate control systems programmed hourly based on occupancy, and solar harvesting.
Our tree canopy is a facility property established with dozens of mature trees within the landscape design that contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide pollutants, storm water fun-off control, and soil infiltration, while providing a pleasing sense of space and place.