Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre launches new event emissions calculator

Larissa Rose, GCCEC’s sustainability advisor, discussing calculator outputs with Terry Murphy (Executive Manager Property Operations) and Collin Merrett (Facilities Manager).

Events held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) can now calculate their environmental impact thanks to a newly developed emissions calculator.

Developed by NetNada, the calculation tool provides an emissions estimate based on GCCEC-specific space and energy usage. The methodology used is only applicable to Australian-based events and the calculation aligns with Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

“Our duty of care is to ensure we are not only being accountable to the operations of GCCEC but empowering our clients to strengthen their knowledge and understanding on the energy, waste and water emissions generated by their events,” said Larissa Rose, GCCEC’s sustainability advisor.

“The calculator provides a way to access data and compile it in a way to educate and empower greater understanding.”

Terry Murphy, GCCEC’s executive manager of property operations, said the event emissions calculator complements the venue’s five-year Sustainability Strategy.

“Sustainability is an important responsibility for everyone, and our calculator is a tool that can offer invaluable information to educate our clients and assist with building greater awareness about the emissions that are generated by events, and finding solutions to reducing these levels,” he said.

“As businesses strive towards net zero ambitions and cater to the increasing demand for environmentally conscious options, the hospitality and event sectors emerge as key players.”