There is no doubt that what distinguishes Alpbach today as a sustainable meetings destination is the preservation of the village character with its typical Alpbach building style and the fact that the Congress Centrum Alpbach has moved with the times regarding energy optimisation.
During the process of putting Alpbach on the map as a Green Meeting destination, various procedures connected to the carrying out of events were optimised.
The most important and striking areas included the energy efficiency of the deployed technology, the use of regional and seasonal ingredients by the caterers, the promotion of the use of public transport for arrivals and departures, acquisition based on sustainable criteria, and a comprehensive waste management plan.
CCA sustainability report, 2019
The Alpbach way 360° Green, 2012
The CCA - Your Green Meeting Coach
The Congress Centrum Alpbach has been a licensee of the Austrian Eco-label for Green Meetings & Green Events (UZ 62) since 2010 and a bearer of the Eco-label "Green Location" (UZ 200) since 2016.
Green Meetings & Green Events (UZ 62).
The CCA team is happy to advise and accompany its clients on the path to Green Meeting certification and is also a licensee. With the European Forum Alpbach, for example, a large series of events successfully completes certification with the Austrian Ecolabel "Green Meetings & Green Events" (UZ 62) every year. The criteria are comprehensive and range from resource-saving event management, an environmentally friendly mobility concept, seasonal & regional catering to waste avoidance and social aspects. Accommodation for conference guests is preferably in local lodging establishments that support the joint sustainability concept and are usually certified themselves.
Green Location (UZ 200)
With a geothermally fed heat pump for heating and cooling, peak load coverage with pellets, a facade with integrated photovoltaic panels and electricity generated one hundred percent from regional green electricity, the Congress Centrum Alpbach is a prime example of energy efficiency and modern building technology.
Austrian Eco-Label Green Meetings & Green Events UZ 62
Austrian Eco-Label Green Location UZ200
"fairpflichtet" ("rightandfair") - GCB and EVVC industry code
fairpflichtet ("rightandfair") - the sustainability codex in the event sector - was initiated by the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC).
In declaring their support for this "fairpflichtet" ("rightandfair") industry sustainability codex the Congress Centre Alpbach commits itself to the 10 guidlines to acting sustainability in all relevant areas in economic, ecological and social aspects.
As a sustainable events centre the CCA has taken up the specific event industry conditions and has made sustainability an efficient and process-related strategy.
The Congress Centre Alpbach receives the "climate active" silver award.
"climate active" is the Austria-wide initiative of the Ministery of Austria BMLFUW for active climate protection. The focus is on the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the areas of construction and renovation, renewable energy, transport and communities. The building sector is a central component of the climate change initiative.
With the climate active quality mark next to energy efficiency, the design and construction quality the quality of building materials and construction , as well as key aspects to be assessed and evaluated for comfort and indoor air quality of a building .
Congress Centrum Alpbach is awarded with the "Healthcare Venues Certificate Green" and is therefore certificated to the special requirements for healthcare meetings and events.
The Compliant Venues Ltd corporate and agency partners make use of theses assessments to support their compliance policies and the selection of appropriate venues for their specific needs.
The Congress Centrum Alpbach is a Green Globe Certification member.
The Green Globe certification was a milestone for the Alpbach Green Meeting Project and for the Congress Centrum Alpbach, which was the first conference centre in Austria to become a member. The Green Globe standard is an independent, worldwide based certification programme that works closely together with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and is therefore relevant for the conference and congress industry.
The Congress Centrum Alpbach has been awarded the GREEN BRAND Austria 2022/2023.
Since 2019, the GREEN BRAND seal of approval is a registered and protected EU trademark for ecological sustainability and focuses on cross-industry recognition & promotion for sustainable products & companies regardless of their size in times of digitalization & globalization. The cross-industry view of the various sustainable paths & solution approaches is very valuable in this regard.
The former managing director of Congress Centrum Alpbach, Georg Hechenblaikner, has been awarded with the prestigious Austrian Congress Award 2017 for his visionary initiatives.
He was honoured in particular for his extraordinary commitment and leading role in hosting Green Meetings.
IMA - Award 2013
In 2013 the Congress Centrum Alpbach was awarded the IMA Award for its sustainable contribution to the Austrian event scene.
This Congress Centre impressed the jury, the I.M. Austria board members, with its leading role in promoting sustainability. The I.M. Austria board members were also impressed by the consistent implementation, the innovative approach and the adoption of the latest technology to greatly reduce CO² emission. The involvement of the entire village was also much appreciated.
A competent jury of experts from the events sector and from environmental institutions evaluated the entries regarding degree of innovation & creativity, feasibility & transferability, significance & relevance, costs & benefits as well as evaluation & documentation.
In 2013 the Congress Centrum Alpbach was awarded the title „Nominee 2013” in the category sustainable event-centre/location.
The new Meeting Experts Green Award organisers are GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. and the European Association of Event Centres e.V. (EVVC). The award is presented every two years at the Green Meetings and Events Conference.
TRIGOS is Austria’s award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The award was launched in 2003 by business experts and NGOs and businesses with comprehensive commitment in social and ecological fields are assessed.
In 2011 the Congress Centrum Alpbach was one of the businesses nominated in the category "market" for its "Green Meeting Destination Alpbach" project.
Green Meeting Destination Alpbach
Winner in the category marketing
In 2011 the Congress Centrum Alpbach was awarded the Tirol Touristica for the Alpbach Green Meeting-Initiative.
Information regarding CO² footprint for your Alpbach event:
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