MCEC expansion gets 5 stars for sustainability in time for World Environment Day

In the lead up to World Environment Day on Friday 5 June, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) expansion has received the Green Building Council of Australia’s Five Green Star rating for building design.

“The expansion space is a great example of how sustainable features can be seamlessly incorporated into functional design,” said Samantha Ferrier, MCEC’s sustainability manager.

“The expansion building features CO2 monitoring, ductwork insulation for heating and cooling, water efficient toilets and taps, and a rainwater capture tank for rainwater to be treated and used in the venue’s amenities, which all contribute towards our five star rating.”

The rating further builds on MCEC’s sustainability achievements over the past year, which include diverting waste from landfill; donating over 74,000 meals to OzHarvest’s food rescue donation program; a 22 per cent reduction of in carbon emissions (based on 2015 levels); and processing 55 tonnes of food waste from our kitchens through its onsite organic dehydrator.