Further to a recent audit by Green Tourism, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have once again been awarded Gold status by the certification body, having first achieved gold status in December 2012.
AECC have maintained the standard through two subsequent reassessments for the sustainable practises employed at the venue and are the only conference venue in the North of Scotland to hold the Gold award from Green Tourism.
Gill Thomson, sustainable tourism assessor at GTBS, said: “Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre have done well to gain the GOLD award on Version V of the Green Tourism programme. There are a number of great practices on site, such as push controls on the urinals and excellent recycling points for guests across the site. This site is next to a park and ride facility which is used and promoted well during concerts and events held at the AECC. Boilers have been upgraded within the conference centre and there is a good use of sensor lighting. The carbon report that is produced for all events is excellent to see and an example of best practice within the industry. All in all, a great assessment.”
Graeme Cumming, interim managing director at AECC, added: “It is testament to the work of our staff and visitors that we have maintained the Green Tourism Gold award. Sustainability is part of the ethos at AECC; this award along with our ISO 20121 accreditation puts us on a strong footing as we look towards the new venue, set to be the most sustainable venue in Europe when it opens its doors in 2019.”