Information on field experiences for the the 2025 Sustainability Summit taking place June 24-25 in Nashville, Tenn., will be posted in the coming months.

NAR offered unique, local opportunities to support and further enrich the attendee experience at the 2024 Sustainability Summit in Minneapolis. Learn more about them below.

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Field Experience: Bringing Home Building Science – Behind the Scenes of Sustainability at Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis Convention Center

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As a 1.6 million square foot facility, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is dedicated to using resources responsibly by incorporating sustainable initiatives, but the Convention Center’s dedication to creating a positive impact goes beyond its walls. On this 90-minute walking tour, you'll gain insights into MCC’s holistic approach to sustainability, from building design to community-focused initiatives. With features like a green roof, energy-efficient lighting, and a honeybee hive, peek behind the scenes to learn about their waste diversion programs, recycling efforts, commitment to water conservation, and see how MCC has maintained high standards for sustainability.

Walking Tour: Exploring Sustainability at Hilton Minneapolis

Hilton Minneapolis hotel lobby

Your involvement at the Sustainability Summit goes beyond your event experience; sustainable initiatives are incorporated throughout the hotel property. Embark on this exclusive sustainability tour and see the Hilton Minneapolis like never before. This 60-minute guided walking tour takes you behind the scenes to witness the major steps Hilton is taking toward reducing their environmental footprint.

Field Experience: U.S. Bank Stadium Tour

U.S. Bank Stadium

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The U.S. Bank Stadium Sustainability Tour is where innovation meets excellence, and environmental stewardship takes center stage. As we explore the iconic home of the Minnesota Vikings, NCAA Men's Final Four, the Summer X Games, and Super Bowl LII, you'll discover why U.S. Bank Stadium is not just a sports venue but a trailblazer in sustainable practices. On this 90-minute walking tour we will explore the features that certified the stadium LEED Platinum in Operations and Maintenance and LEED Gold in Building Design and Construction, hear about the Zero Waste Super Bowl, and learn more about their efforts to reduce energy use, waste, water, and emissions.