Environmental Impact

Proper Waste Management & Commitment to Community

As part of the organizational principles of the CCCR, we ensure proper use and management of waste products from all events.

Since it opened, the CCCR has complied with the National Recycling Strategy involving solid waste segregation and labeling. With the support of social organizations such as Yo Hago El Cambio (“I Make the Change!”), a partnership was formed to treat and recycle materials such as plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, and electronic scrap at our facilities.

From January to June 2018, a total of 1924.5 kilos of recyclable materials were treated as follows:

425 kilos of organic waste (23.49% food); 171.5 kilos and 0.5 kilos of containers (8.91% plastic and 0.03% Tetra Pack, respectively); 6 kilos of aluminum (0.31% cans); 854 kilos of paper and cardboard (44.40% baled cardboard); 440 kilos of glass (22.86% bottles).

Guided Tours: Unique Experiences for our Visitors

The CCCR opened its doors and created unique experiences for our visitors to be familiar with our areas and share information on the main sustainable characteristics of the building.

Recent visitors included students from high schools and colleges such as Bagaces High School, National University, National Technical University, and University of Costa Rica, who were taken on a guided tour to see the benefits of the building.

Environmental Impact

The CCCR Committed to Sustainable Events

In search of quality and eco-friendly performance, the Convention Center of Costa Rica has decided to ensure maximum sustainability in developing each and every event.

The CCCR has tailor-made room and ecological design mainly to protect and make the most of the resources available, in order to create the best experience for customers.

Interiors with natural lighting, sunlight diffusers, and proper handling of rainwater for irrigation are part of the ecological design of the venue.

Additionally, large green areas surrounded by lush vegetation for purified air and reduced static electricity make the CCCR a natural place with unique Costa Rican beauty.

In addition to the above and in order to have a system in place to use renewable energy, the CCCR has in each area indoor and outdoor LED lighting; water-treatment plant with 400 m³ capacity per day; and automatic shut-off faucets by mechanical means or motion sensors for most effective use of water.

It also includes reflective roofs, walls and sun visors to reduce solar heat and allow for air conditioning systems to work with the minimum degree possible; high-tech air conditioning with energy saving systems for specific areas; motion sensors for on/off switching; solid and liquid waste management, among others.