IACC’s Members Recognised for Excellent Sustainable Practices

Photos courtesy of The Banff Centre

IACC members around the world participated in the recent Green Star certification program and this week IACC announced the award achieved by the first to complete the certification. In 2015 the Green Star programme underwent major reforms, the bar was set high, to ensure that IACC’s sustainability program continued to recognise those who operate their conference venues in a sustainable way and engage suppliers who do the same.

Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO commented “a comprehensive review of best environmental best practices was undertaken in late 2014, by a IACC volunteer group from Europe and the Americas. This group set the bar higher than other accreditations reviewed and with the mindset that this was a global standard, that all can strive to attain the highest level. Advances in sustainable practices and technologies have resulted in new tenants being added such as recognising electric car charging points in parking areas and endorsing only refillable water carriers in meeting rooms”.

Those who have achieved the 2015 Green Star award can demonstrate their excellence to clients, staff and owners by sporting the IACC Green Star logo on their marketing.

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.

For members who have not yet completed their 2015 Green Star survey, they can still do so by visiting the Environmental Initiatives page and completing the online survey by the end of March 2015.

2015 IACC Green Star Certified Conference Venues


Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre


Airlie Center
Babson Exeuctive Conference Center
Balingsholm Kursgård AB
Barnett Hill Conference Centre
Burleigh Court
CCT Venues
Centre Mont-Royal
Comwell Varbergs Kurort
De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events
Desert Willow Conference Center
Dolce La Hulpe Brussels
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Edith Macy Conference Center
Engsholms Slott
Eric P. Newman Education Center
etc venues ltd
Henley Business School
Highgate House conference Centre
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center
Kapellerput Conference Hotel
Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Lansdowne Resort
Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence
MGSM Executive Conference Centre
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
MIT Endicott House
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
Pharmakon Konferencecenter
Radcliffe House -Warwick Conferences
Royal College of Physicians
San Ramon Valley Conference Center
Scarman House – Warwick Conferences
Sigtunahöjden Konferens och Hotell AB
Stonewall Resort
Stora Brännbo Konferens och Hotell AB
Summit Executive Centre
The Banff Centre
The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre
The Millennium Conference Centre
The Møller Centre
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa


Arden Shisler Conference Center
Black Canyon Conference Center
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore
NIU Naperville
Pharmakon a/s
Q Center
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Westin Southfield Detroit
Woodside Conference Centre

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