Our goal is to improve, maintain and apply practices that will reduce the ​impact on the environment, benefit the local community and make economic sense.

With an emphasis on reducing our overall environmental impact while benefiting and improving the local community, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is committed to reviewing, changing and implementing policies and sustainability initiatives, which work to strengthen our environmental principles. 

While we realize that this effort is never complete and always evolving, below is a list of some of the things we are doing to promote environmental sustainability:


  • Shipping pallets are reused or recycled
  • Batteries are recycled
  • Fluorescent bulbs are recycled
  • Grease is recycled into biodiesel fuel
  • Toner cartridges are recycled
  • Use of masonite for carpet protection, eliminating the use of disposable carpet shield


  • ALTO fluorescent bulbs (low mercury) where possible
  • Integrated “Building Management System” through Trillium Controls and Siemens that has reduced electricity costs/consumption by 12% and gas costs/consumption by 15%
  • Motion-censored lights
  • LED lighting throughout facility
  • Low-flow toilets
  • Planting of perennials instead of annuals in flower beds – perennials grow deeper roots and require less watering
  • Chemical treatment and monitoring to maintain water quality for HVAC

Food and Beverage

  • Local and regional food sourcing when possible
  • Clients are discouraged from using disposables on their buffets and breaks (china and linen are highly encouraged)
  • Water urns provided on request instead of bottled water at meetings
  • Left-over food donated to Atlanta’s Table
  • Minimal use of pre-packaged condiments


  • Major reduction in paper through “going electronic” with most operational documents (Proposals, Contracts, Banquet Event Orders, Invoices, Event Resumes, Service Order Forms, etc.)
  • Major reduction in paper through minimal production of collateral materials and only electronic production of newsletters
  • Use of FSC Certified commercial printers

Future Initiatives

The “Green Team” for Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is continually working on developing new sustainability initiatives. Our current focus is on Energy Management.