Green Star Certification

Member Announcement - We are delighted to release the updated 2019 IACC Green Star Certification. In this year's survey you will find new standards and a completely new survey for non-residential venues.

To benefit from this important environmental initiative, IACC requires members to either subscribe for the first time or update their past adherence to the Code. The Code of Sustainability is valid for 2 years and renewal is required bi-annually. 

By signing the Code of Sustainability, IACC members agree to support IACC’s Environmental Policy, to adopt the tenets of the code, and to join other members in an association-wide effort to continually strive for greater sustainability.

IACC ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

IACC shall be a leader in creating environmental awareness among IACC member properties and their clients. We do this by communicating the initiatives that we have researched and identified as having a lesser environmental impact; by encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations; and by continuous improvement to our own management efforts; all with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

CODE OF SUSTAINABILITY

IACC has a rigorous Code of Sustainability which includes 60 tenets in the following areas:

IACC monitors and updates the Code periodically in order to ensure that it reflects state-of-the-art best practices. When IACC members sign the Code of Sustainability, they certify that their venue supports IACC’s Environmental Policy and they join with other members in striving for more sustainable, environmentally responsible industry policies and practices.

Members are required to update the status of their adherence to applicable tenets in the Code on an annual basis and IACC offers three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the Platinum Tier; those that achieve 85% qualify for the Gold Tier; and those that achieve 75% qualify for the Silver Tier.

IACC is pleased to publish its leaders in environmental responsibility:

To view survey questions and criteria please download the PDF Here

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USA

Platinum Tier

High Country Conference Center

Summit Chicago

Gold Tier

Arden Shisler Conference Center

Babson Executive Conference Center

Center for Automotive Education & Training

Convene @ 32 Old Slip

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Embassy Suites by Hilton Richmond Conference Center

Eric P. Newman Education Center

Fluno Center

Hilton Denver Inverness 

Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center

Kellogg Conference Hotel

Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center 

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center

Rizzo Conference Center

The Aspen Meadows Resort

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Silver Tier

Black Canyon Conference Center

Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center

Chase Centre on the Riverfront 

Chauncey Conference Center

Deloitte University

Dessert Willow Conference Center

Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens

Edith Macy Conference Center

NIU Naperville

Pacific Palms Resort

Q Center

RLA Learning and Conference Center

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

The National Conference Center

Thryv Hotel and Conference Center




UK

Platinum Tier

CTT Venues

etc venues - St Pauls

Etc Venues - 155 Bishopsgate

Sundial Highgate House

Gold Tier

Ashridge

Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

Lane End Conference Centre

Make Venues - Woodland Grange

Møller Institute

Warwick Conferences - Scarman

Warwick Conferences - Radcliffe

Woodside Conference Centre

Silver Tier

Etc venues - County Hall

Royal College of Physicians

The Lensbury




Sweden

Gold Tier

Balingsholm Kursgård AB

Engsholms Slott

MiLgårdarna

Rönneberga Konferens

Runö Möten & Events

Sigtunahöjden

Skogshem & Wijk

Stora Brännbo Konferens och Hotell AB

Silver Tier

Bryggarsalen

Hotell Kristina




Canada

Gold Tier

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Canada

Centre Mont-Royal Canada

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Canada

NAV Centre Canada

Vantage Venues Canada




Denmark

Gold Tier

Konventum A/S

Pharmakon Konference center

Rungstedgaard




Netherlands

Gold Tier

De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events

Kapellerput Conference Hotel




Austrailia

Platinum Tier

Saxons




Belgium

Gold Tier

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels




France

Gold Tier

Serge Kampf Les Fontaines




Spain

Silver Tier

Dolce Sitges




Switzerland

Platinum Tier

Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa


LINKS OF INTEREST

Certifications

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program provides you with the assurance that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practices standards that are required for their rating of one to five Green Leafs.

Green Seal®

More and more companies are recognising that environmentally responsible design and production are an integral part of their mission and the value they want to deliver to their customers. The Green Seal® sends a clear message: we care about improving the health and welfare of people and the planet. As more and more businesses have begun to recognize that environmental priorities can be translated into market advantage, they've turned to Green Seal certification to give them a business edge.

Green Globe Certification

Green Globe Certification is the leading worldwide certification based on internationally accepted documentation formed by Green Globe International Inc. and Green Certifications Inc. Environmental and cultural criteria as well as Corporate Social Responsibilities are aligned with the agreed

international best

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel creates sustainable solutions based on a life cycle assessment and an overall goal to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods.

Member Resources

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