Tuesday 15 February 2011
The first and only ‘6 Star Green Star’ environmentally rated convention centre in the world continues to be recognised with accolades in sustainable architecture, environmental initiatives and green accreditations.
Built from the ground up with the environment in mind, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) prides itself on providing one of the largest, greenest and most flexible venues in Australia.
In the past year alone, MCEC has taken out notable architecture awards for its sustainable design features, some of which include Best Institutional Design and Highly Commended Sustainable Project, Interior Design Excellence Awards; Public Architecture Award, National Architecture Awards; Environmentally Sustainable Design, Australian Interior Design Award; and the National Environmental Excellence Award, Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Along with its design features MCEC event planners can assist with greening an event, helping tick off important environmental aspects such as waste and water, paper and printing, energy, travel, and ensuring decreased food miles with produce and wine sourced locally from across Victoria.
MCEC is accredited at Bronze Level by EarthCheck, a global certification recognising the success of sustainability initiatives, and holds a ‘6 Star Green Star Rating’ from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The green building’s innovative sustainable design, operational features and green event options ensure the comfort of delegates and protection of the environment go hand-in-hand. For more information on MCEC’s green initiatives and awards visit MCEC