Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has achieved the EarthCheck Platinum Certification. It joins an elite group of worldwide venues which operate at the highest international environmental standards.
BCEC has engaged in sustainable construction, energy and water conservation, responsible procurement, food distribution and participation in community initiatives. The sustainability message is reinforced and integrated through all aspects of the BCEC’s business and culture.
Other initiatives include reducing centre-wide energy demand with the highlight initiative, the installation of 764 solar panels, reducing the energy requirements of the Grey Street building by 40%.
Also, the installation of new LED lighting within the Centre’s exhibition halls with daylight harvesting and control of lighting levels via an app, has resulted in a 50% reduction in energy demand for the Exhibition Centre.
EarthCheck CEO and founder, Stewart Moore said: “The BCEC team has inspired a number of initiatives in the community and consistently demonstrated commitment to adopting responsible environmental practices and promoting the need for more sustainable operations,” he said.
BCEC general manager, Bob O’Keeffe AM, said: “Sustainability is essential to the future of our industry and the global community. Platinum Certification is a pivotal milestone in ensuring the Centre’s future success and sustainability. I thank the BCEC team for their ongoing commitment and their contribution to this achievement.”