iCompli Sustainability

03 Oct

 

We’re proud to announce that the Moscone Center joins the growing number of certified sustainable venues in the US. The Center was certified under the ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards by iCompli Sustainability. Our team also performed an independent third-party certification for the Moscone Center.

The Moscone Center is one of US’s largest convention facilities with over 2 million square feet of exhibit space, 106 meeting rooms, three ballrooms and many other amenities. The venue is well situated in a unique urban environment with great connectivity to transportation.

Starting with a recycling program in 1998, Moscone has developed sustainability practices that have been integrated in the operations and the management of events. Some of the initiatives include: efficient building design features, air quality monitoring, energy efficiency, sustainable purchasing and transportation.

Learn more about the Moscone Centre and their sustainable practices.

Find out how your venue can join the list of leading venues becoming certified under the ASTM/APEX Sustainable Meeting Standards.

 

24 Mar

MTCC logoThe Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), the largest convention center in the Upper Midwest, has achieved Level One certification to the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences. The new international sustainability venue standard is one of nine standards introduced by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry in 2012 to provide event planners and suppliers with specifications for producing events in a more sustainable manner.

“We are proud and excited to attain the ASTM Venue certification,” said Jeff Johnson, executive director, Minneapolis Convention Center. “Certification to the industry’s global standard is further evidence of the MCC’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.”

“This is great news for the MCC and all of us working to make Minneapolis the sustainable destination choice for convention planners,” said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis, convention and visitors association. Meet Minneapolis is in the process of obtaining Level One certification to the ASTM Destination Standard later this year.

The ASTM Venue Standard delineates the procedural requirements for venue selection -- the practice of researching, evaluating and choosing the facility for an event. The standard specifies specific performance criteria for staff management, communications, waste management, energy, air quality, water, procurement and community partners. The standards were created in partnership with ASTM International, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited standards development organization.

Michael Luehrs, president, Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), the nonprofit professional meetings association that led the development of the ASTM Sustainable Meeting Standards, added, “Responsible environmental and social practices in the meeting industry is a global concern. We congratulate the Minneapolis Convention Center on this achievement and hope that this will encourage others in the Minneapolis meetings and convention industry to pursue certification.”

12 Dec

MTCC logoToronto (Dec 12, 2013) – Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada’s premier convention and meeting facility, has become the first conference venue in Canada to be certified to a new international sustainability standard. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Certification is awarded to venues that achieve high standards in environmentally sustainable meetings, trade shows, and conferences. The venue standard is one of nine standards introduced by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry in 2012 to provide event planners and suppliers with specifications for producing events in a more sustainable manner. The MTCC has been recognized as achieving Level One certification of venues.

“We are excited to be the first Canadian Convention Centre to attain ASTM Venue certification. Certification to the industry’s global standard is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Barry Smith, President and CEO of the MTCC.

“This is great news for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and all of us working to make Toronto a more sustainable destination choice for convention planners,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto. The Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tourism Toronto achieved Level One certification to the ASTM Destination Standard earlier this year.

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