Québec City Convention Centre

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Better informed customers

Clients’ needs have evolved over the years. They now expect their event venues to demonstrate a firm commitment to sustainability throughout their operations. It’s a promise the Québec City Convention Centre can easily keep: every event we host automatically meets the requirements of Level 1 of the BNQ 9700-253 – Responsible Event Management standard. “Our clients are increasingly knowledgeable and experienced regarding eco-friendly events. Their creativity, combined with the support offered by our teams, allows us to implement concrete and adapted actions to reduce the ecological footprint of the activities and events we organize,” added Mr. Poirier.

Several other initiatives since 2007

In addition to an eco-friendly event program launched in 2007, the Québec City Convention Centre has implemented several other green initiatives since then—always with the objective of offering users a building that will mitigate its ecological footprint. Incandescent lights have been replaced with LED bulbs, which consume 75% less energy. All the water fountains in the halls are connected directly to Québec City’s water system. What’s more: the water fountains are contactless to facilitate filling water bottles or other reusable containers. Visitors’ and staff’s procedural masks can now be recovered through the Go Zero boxes. The Québec City Convention Centre has also carried out broader initiatives that have been put in place to manage its energy performance based on the number of events and customer needs. “What is fascinating about sustainable development and the event industry is that there is always a way to improve practices and ways of doing things, especially with new technologies that open up new horizons,” concluded Mr. Poirier.

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