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Victoria Conference Centre

Sustainability

An Environmentally-Friendly Venue That Matches Your Values

Planning a Green meeting or event? The Biosphere Certified Victoria Conference Centre (VCC) is an ideal place to host eco-friendly meetings and events. From energy-efficiency to water conservation and waste management, the VCC will help ensure your event is as sustainable as possible. Since 2009, the VCC has been working with Synergy Enterprises to measurably reduce environmental impacts.

 

Carbon Neutral Venue

Victoria Conference Centre is designated as carbon neutral by noted corporate sustainability management firms Synergy Enterprises and Offsetters. Through its offsets with Offsetters, the VCC supports The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project. The Great Bear Rainforest is home to the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest remaining in the world.

Eco-friendly meeting facilities

Victoria Conference Centre operates at the platinum level of BOMA BEST Building Environmental Standards which ensures our team continually looks for ways to tread lightly on the planet with every meeting and event.

Since 2012, the environmental impact has been greatly reduced.

The Carbon Footprint has been reduced by 70% by implementing:

  • Real-time energy management
  • LED lighting throughout buildings
  • High-efficiency equipment upgrades
  • Purchasing Renewable Natural Gas from Fortis BC

Waste diversion rate increased from 49% to 79%:

  • 7+ stream recycling program including sorting options for organics, Styrofoam, soft plastics, glass, plastics, cardboard and more

Water consumption reduced by 48%:

  • Low-flow fixtures
  • Replaced water-cooled refrigeration with air-cooled

 

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Carbon Neutral Events

Want to make your event carbon neutral? Contact our friends at Synergy Enterprises.

Sustainability At Destination Greater Victoria

Our partners at Destination Greater Victoria continue to prioritize sustainability throughout their work. The sustainability work undertaken by the Victoria Conference Centre goes hand-in-hand with that of DGV. To better understand the work being done by both the Victoria Conference Centre and Destination Greater Victoria, see the Destination Greater Victoria’s Sustainability Strategy for 2024.

 

Sustainability In Greater Victoria

The work done by the Victoria Conference Centre runs in tandem with that of the work done by The City of Victoria. The City of Victoria has developed and implemented their Zero Waste Victoria Plan, which targets a 50% reduction of landfill disposal by 2040.

The Victoria Conference Centre is honoured to be based on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.