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The “Alpbach” way - 360° green

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


Austrian Eco-Label for Green Meetings

The Congress Centrum Alpbach is a licensee of the Austrian Eco Label for Green Meetings.

The European Forum Alpbach and the Leadership Academy were two big events held at the Congress Centrum Alpbach which fulfilled the criteria for Austrian Eco Label Green Meetings. Our goal is to convince many more customers to organise meetings in Alpbach in compliance with Green Meeting criteria. The groundwork already undertaken is no doubt a most welcome additional benefit for all Congress Centrum Alpbach customers.

Website Austrian Eco-Label for Green Meetings

fairpflichtet_Logo, Congress Centrum Alpbach, Tirol,Österreich

Industry code of GCB and EVVC

"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.

Website of "fairpflichtet"


"klimaaktiv" - climate active award

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 .


Healthcare Assessed Venue

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.

Green Globe Congress Centrum Alpbach, Tirol, Österreich

Green Globe Certification

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.

Website Green Globe

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Austrian Congress Award

The 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.

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IMA Award

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.

Green Meeting Award, Congress Centrum Alpbach, Tirol, Österreich

Meeting Experts Green Award Nominee

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.

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TRIGOS Austria - Nominee

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.

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Tirol Touristica

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.

Atmosfair Congress Centrum Alpbach, Tirol, Österreich

CO² calculation for events held in Alpbach

Information regarding CO² footprint for your Alpbach event:


Your contact person

Thomas Kahn_CCA, Congress Centrum Alpbach, Tirol, Österreich

Thomas Kahn


Bettina Hechenberger, Congress Centrum Alpbach, Tirol, Österreich

Bettina Hechenberger


Congress Centrum Alpbach
Phone. +43 5336 600 100 - Mail:
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