Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has achieved coveted Gold Certification from EarthCheck, the world's leading sustainable benchmarking organisation.
Since joining the EarthCheck Certified program in 2007, MCEC has minimised energy consumption by 31.8 per cent, and in total saved enough to power 1363 typical Australian four person households each year. Greenhouse Gas Emissions were reduced by 36.7 per cent for the same period, saving 15,958t of CO2 which is equivalent to taking 5355 cars off the road annually. Waste sent to landfill has also been reduced by approximately 103,000 litres or 859 wheelie bins.
Ecocity World Summit 2017 hosted by the world's most liveable city.
Melbourne's sustainability commitment was strengthened by the arrival of the globally respected Ecocity World Summit 2017 (ECWS17), a prestigious forum held every two years, that unites the world's leading environmental specialists, urban planners and city architects to discuss and debate the most complex ecological challenges that face the rapidly evolving and urbanising world.