May 31, 2011
Vancouver Convention Centre has won an Imex award for green practices.
The Vancouver Convention Centre has won the 2011 IMEX Green Supplier Silver Award, presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner last week, in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Green Supplier Award recognizes environmental excellence and innovation within the meetings industry.
“Environmental sustainability is not only at the core of our day-to-day operations, it is strongly reflected in the unique design of our facility. As the world’s only LEED Platinum certified convention centre, we’re committed to our ongoing sustainability efforts and to help set new standards in our industry,” said Claire Smith, vice-president of sales and marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre.
Highlights of the Vancouver Convention Centre’s environmental sustainability initiatives include an extensive facility-wide programme that recycles an average of 180,000 kg of materials annually, nearly half of the total volume of waste generated.
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