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More accolades for ICC Sydney

More accolades for ICC Sydney
July 12, 2017

The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has received national and international recognition with a pair of significant awards.

Opened at the end of 2016, the leading convention, exhibition and entertainment venue’s all-encompassing approach to sustainability has seen it being awarded LEED Gold.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

The LEED Gold certification recognises ICC Sydney’s work in sustainability including:

• Reuse of 100,000 cubic meters of concrete from the original brownfield site
• Use of 96% recycled steel in its Exhibition Halls
• Highly efficient Central Energy Plant and Building Management systems
• Australia’s largest electric car charging station for 25 vehicles
• A community funded solar array, the nation’s largest in a CBD, providing 5% of the venue’s energy - enough to power 100 homes.

Commenting on ICC Sydney’s environmental credentials, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Victor Dominello stated “ICC Sydney is recognised as a leader in sustainable building design.

“The integrated venue has been cleverly designed to minimise energy and water consumption, whilst still delivering world class amenities for business events and live entertainment.”

Peter Robertson, General Manager of Darling Harbour Live, said the accolade further strengthens the precinct's environmental credentials, with the broader revitalisation project having recently received an outstanding 6 Star Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Robertson advised “since its opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney has transformed Darling Harbour. We now have 30% more public space and greater connectivity through the creation of pedestrian and cyclist links in the precinct.”

The venue has also been named Australia’s best conference venue at the Qantas Business Travel Awards.

Recognised as Australia’s most sought-after conference venue, ICC Sydney was awarded for its design and management with its culinary and event services being celebrated as world class.

Commenting on the receipt of this award ICC Sydney Chief Executive Geoff Donaghy said the venue was delighted to already be receiving such illustrious praise just six months after opening and to be further demonstrating the strong business brand of Sydney.

Donaghy advised “ICC Sydney is a world class venue befitting of its vibrant, global city and is backed by a starring business community with strengths in digital innovation, financial services, creative and media industries, media and scientific research and education.”

Award judge and editor of Qantas magazine, Kirsten Galliott said ICC Sydney “takes convention centres to another level. It’s a game changer for Australia."

Other Sydney venues to be awarded on the night included The Bridge Room, Best Restaurant for a Business Lunch or Dinner and Pendolino, Best Private Dining Room.

Donaghy concluded “Sydney’s recognition through these awards is testament to the calibre of the city as a leading business events destination that celebrates quality in produce, service and design.”

Images: ICC Sydney’s rooftop solar panels (top) and ICC Sydney staff with the best conference venue award  at the Qantas Business Travel Awards, from left: ICC Sydney Director of Culinary Services Lynell Peck, Marketing & Communications Manager Lesley Gillett, Director of Corporate Affairs & Communication Samantha Glass, and Chief Executive Geoff Donaghy (below). 

1st May 2017 - STUDY SHOWS ICC SYDNEY AS AN INNOVATION DRIVER

7th April 2017 - ICC SYDNEY AWARDED AS AUSTRALIA’S BEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT 

18th February 2017 - ICC SYDNEY MOVES INTO EXHIBITION SEASON WITH REED GIFT FAIR 

15th December 2016 - INAUGURAL LEISURE INDUSTRY COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING AWARDS 

12th December 2016 - NEW ICC SYDNEY PRECINCT OFFICIALLY OPENED BY NSW PREMIER 

7th September 2015 - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AWARDED FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP

4th September 2015 - MARGARET COURT ARENA RECEIVES LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION

18th November 2014 - HKCEC RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR SUSTAINABILITY


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