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Environmental Initiatives

Member Announcement - We are delighted to release the updated 2017 IACC Green Star Certification Programme. In this year's survey you will find new standards and a completely new survey for non-residential venues.

To benefit from this important environmental initiative, IACC requires members to either subscribe for the first time or update their past adherence to the Code. The Code of Sustainability is valid for 2 years and renewal is required bi-annually. 

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.


Iacc shall be a leader in creating environmental awareness among IACC member properties and their clients. We do this by communicating the initiatives that we have researched and identified as having a lesser environmental impact; by encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations; and by continuous improvement to our own management efforts; all with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.


IACC has a rigorous Code of Sustainability which includes 60 tenets in the following areas:

IACC monitors and updates the Code periodically in order to ensure that it reflects state-of-the-art best practices. When IACC members sign the Code of Sustainability, they certify that their organisation supports IACC’s Environmental Policy and they join with other members in striving for more sustainable, environmentally responsible industry policies and practices.

Members are required to update the status of their adherence to applicable tenets in the Code on an annual basis and IACC recognises three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the Platinum Tier; those that achieve 85% qualify for the Gold Tier; and those that achieve 75% qualify for the Silver Tier.

IACC is pleased to recognise its Leaders in Environmental Responsibility:

To view survey questions and criteria please download the PDF Here

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Why sustainability and eco-friendly practices are essential for today's venue operators

Platinum Tier

High Country Conference Center (2018)
Highgate House Conference Centre (2017)
Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (2017)
San Ramon Valley Conference Center (2017)

Gold Tier

Airlie Center
Arden Shisler Conference Center (2017)
Babson Exeuctive Conference Center (2018)
Balingsholm Kursgård AB (2017)
Capgemini Campus Les Fontaines (2017)
CCT Venues (2017)
Center for Automotive Education & Training (2017)
Centre Mont-Royal (2017)
De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events (2018)
De Vere Oxford Thames (2017)
Dolce La Hulpe Brussels (2017)
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore
Eaglewood Resort & Spa (2017)
Edith Macy Conference Center
Engsholms Slott (2017)
Eric P. Newman Education Center (2017)
Esplanade Conference Center at Double Tree Downers Grove
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Executive Conference Center at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Fluno Center (2017)
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Hotel Kristina
Inverness Hotel & Conference Center
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre (2017)
Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center (2017)
Kapellerput Conference Hotel (2017)
Kellogg Conference Hotel (2017)
Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Lane End Conference Centre (2017)
Lansdowne Resort
Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence
Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center (2017)
MGSM Executive Conference Centre
Millennium Broadway
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF (2017)
MIT Endicott House
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (2017)
Q Center (2016)
Radcliffe House -Warwick Conferences
Rizzo Conference Center (2017)
Rönneberga Konferens (2017)
Royal College of Physicians
Scarman House - Warwick Conferences (2017)
Sigtunahöjden Konferens och Hotell AB (2017)
St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre (2017)
Stonewall Resort
Stora Brännbo Konferens och Hotell AB (2017)
Summits of Chicago (2017)
The Banff Centre
The Millennium Conference Centre
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel (2018)
White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa
Woodside Conference Centre (2018)

Silver Tier

Ashridge House (2016)
Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2016)
Black Canyon Conference Center (2017)
Bryggarsalen (2016)
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center (2017)
Chauncey Conference Center (2018)
Deloitte University (2017)
Dessert Willow Conference Center (2017)
Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim
Dolce Sitges (2018)
Edith Macy Conference Center (2018)
Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel (2017)
Metro Meeting Centers
NIU Naperville (2017)
Pacific Palms Resort (2018)
Red Rock Resort (2017)
RLA Learning and Conference Center (2018)
Sheraton Denver West
TD Executive Conference Center
The Lensbury (2018)
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
The Møller Centre (2017)
The National Conference Center (2017)
Thoresta Herrgard
Westin Southfield Detroit



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