Sydney — The International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney followed up its gala grand opening by announcing it had earned LEED Gold certification for a sustainability program that began as soon as ground was broken.
The use of recycled concrete and steel in the construction of the waterfront venue was one of the steps written into the plans for the center, which has become a centerpiece of Sydney’s Darling Harbour District.
“The business events industry is more focused than ever on ensuring we act in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way, and this is something we are seeing translated into client requirements,” said Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney. “ICC Sydney has secured over 850 bookings to date, and we expect this accreditation will help us increase our competitive advantage on the global stage.”
ICC Sydney opened for business at the end of 2016 on a former brownfield site along Sydney’s famed harbor. The center is considered a key to the overall Darling Harbour Live redevelopment.
The construction made use of 100,000 cubic meters (1,076,391 square feet) of concrete that was already on the premises along with recycled steel to build the two exhibit halls. The LEED Gold certification also took into account ICC Sydney’s energy-management technology, rooftop solar array and 25 electric-vehicle charging stations.
ICC Sydney has a variety of gathering spaces including a ballroom that can seat 2,000 for banquets, 70 meeting rooms and 35,000 sm (376,737 sf) of exhibition space.
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