You already know that the International Association of Conference Centers is a trusted source for top-notch conference facilities across the nation. Now, it's also a leader in environmental awareness, thanks to its rigorous Code of Sustainability.
The code, which all IACC members are encouraged to follow, includes 59 tenets that cover the following areas:
• Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
• Waste Management
• Water Conservation
• Energy Management
• Air Quality
• Food & Beverage
By signing the code, IACC members certify that their organization has agreed to sustain and support IACC's Environmental Policy; has adopted and currently adheres to at least 75 percent of the code; and willingly joins other member organizations that have signed the code in an association-wide effort to continually strive for greater sustainability.
So far, the Johnson Foundation's Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin, has qualified for the Platinum Tier of the code, meaning it has 100 percent of the code's practices in place. Over 20 properties have reached the Gold Tier (85 percent of practices in place) and 15 have achieved Silver Tier (75 percent of practices in place).
You can read about these properties and the IACC Code of Sustainability at the IACC website. And remember, you can browse conference centers across the United States, including all IACC-approved facilities, at Cvent's Conference Center Directory.