The Sustainability Committee works to promote the concept of sustainable venues in the sports, performing arts, convention/expo and entertainment industries. Below are recommended resources from the Sustainability Committee, including current sustainability projects, such as webinars and reports, and a list of resources regarding developing eco-friendly ideas, practices and technologies.
IAVM defines sustainability as: The ability of public assembly facilities to fulfill client and industry needs whilst exercising environmental responsibility through use of green standards, application of technologies, processes, practices and related business implications – balancing the fulfillment of human needs, now and for generations to come, while enhancing the health of ecosystems and the ability of other species to survive in their natural environments.
The 2013 Sustainability Report developed by IAVM’s VenueDataSource is now available! Learn more and purchase the report here.
IAVM’s comprehensive guide to sustainability terms and definitions.
The Oregon Convention Center presents information regarding their sustainability practices as they work toward zero waste, including information on back of house operations, front of house recycle stations, and food service programs.
This presentation shares key energy conservation findings, including statistics regarding energy utility use and costs, lighting and HVAC practices, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions.
The Green Sports Alliance is an IAVM partner and a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance.
Learn about The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and tips on how to save the environment and decrease energy costs. Website also includes information about certification eligibility, requirements and a rating system.
“Transforming the global meeting industry through sustainability.”
Best practices for holding a green meeting or event.
Articles and tips on becoming environmentally friendly including information on solar power, renewable energy and the Australian national standard for carbon offsetting.
A website that scores cities based on the environmental programs so companies can find green meeting places. The website also offers a free calculator to calculate your carbon footprint from the meeting: simply enter the amount of attendees and your destination.
Find a green hotel for conferences and meetings.
Supports the global consumer market through promoting efficient resources for a healthier environment and community. Helping business and individuals “commit to a sustainable future.”
Calculate the environmental impact of different types of paper and why paper choice matters.