Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) has reaffirmed its green credentials with their latest quarterly Environment and Sustainability EarthCheck Report showing energy savings for the period equivalent to the consumption of over 120 average homes.
The report’s results, which have been released in the lead up to Earth Hour (March 31), show reductions of 198,966 kilowatts (kWh) in electricity use and 718,310 mega-joules (MJ)in gas over the period July to December 2011 compared with the same period in 2010.
ACC has also managed to reduce waste to landfill consumption to record levels of just 11 litres per square metre – 22 litres per square metre better than EarthCheck’s best practice benchmark.
Water consumption has dropped to 600 litres per square metre which is 3 percent better than EarthCheck’s best practice benchmark.
The Centre needs to hold Silver accreditation for another three years to be awarded Gold.
Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said the Centre is making good progress towards its goal of achieving Gold EarthCheck accreditation by 2014.
“Since 2009, we’ve cut combined energy consumption by 30 percent.
“We also reuse and recycle a minimum of 90 percent of exhibition waste, we are committed to low food mile catering and we operate a world-leading carbon offset program backed by an on-line carbon calculator which allows conference organisers to accurately measure their emissions and offset them through a partnership with Trees for Life.”
The Adelaide Convention Centre is proud to support Earth Hour, WWF and people around the world in a symbol of commitment to a sustainable future by turning off lights for one hour.
On Saturday 31st March, the Centre will be turning off all excess lighting where practical, including its 3 large roof top neon logos.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Adelaide Convention Centre Reaffirms Its Green Credentials
Source = Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)