International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney) Awarded U.S. Green Building Council Certification
LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – AEG’s International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney), Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue, was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the preeminent rating system for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
“ICC Sydney is recognized as a leader in sustainable building design. As the centerpiece of a A$3.5 dollar rejuvenation of the Darling Harbor precinct, ICC Sydney highlights an important part of the NSW Government’s focus on sustainability,” said NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Victor Dominello.
The LEED Gold certification recognizes ICC Sydney’s work in sustainability including:
- Reuse of 100,000 cubic meters of concrete from the original brownfield site
- Use of 96 percent recycled steel in its Exhibition Halls
- Highly efficient Central Energy Plant and Building Management systems
- Australia’s largest electric car charging station for 25 vehicles
- A community funded solar array, the nation’s largest in a CBD, providing five percent of the venue’s energy – enough to power 100 homes.
“Since its opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney has transformed Darling Harbor. This accolade further strengthens the precinct's environmental credentials, following the broader revitalization project having recently received an outstanding 6 Star Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA),” said Peter Robertson, General Manager of Darling Harbor Live.
“Today, the business events industry is more focused than ever on ensuring we act in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. ICC Sydney has secured more than 850 bookings to date and we expect this accreditation will help us increase our competitive advantage on the global stage and continue to foster the NSW visitor economy,” said Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney.
Now open, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment destination. The showcase international venue underpins Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and events destinations. ICC Sydney is the epicentre of a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour by the NSW Government to highlight Sydney as the first choice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for the major events industry. A NSW Government project, ICC Sydney was delivered in partnership with Darling Harbour Live, comprising Lendlease, Hostplus, First State Super, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless FM. Hassell + Populous were joint venture design consultants for ICC Sydney.
Darling Harbour Live
Darling Harbour Live comprises Lendlease, HOSTPLUS, First State Super, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless FM. Lendlease’s infrastructure development business Capella Capital is the PPP development manager and financial advisor. HOSTPLUS, First State Super and Lendlease are investors in the project company. Lendlease’s project management and construction business was responsible for the design and construction of the facilities while AEG Ogden is the operator of the facilities. Spotless is responsible for delivering Facility Management services.
ICC Sydney is operated by globally acclaimed venue manager AEG Ogden. AEG Ogden is part of AEG Facilities of the United States, a division of AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East, including convention and exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur, Oman, and the ICC Sydney; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; and arenas including the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and adjacent Sports Centre, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Perth Arena, and Dubai Arena (opening December 2018). AEG Ogden is also the owner of National Basketball League (NBL) team, the Sydney Kings. More information aegogden.com. In addition, AEG Facilities operates the Los Angeles Convention Centre, Hawaii Convention Centre, and Puerto Rico Convention Centre. More information aegworldwide.com.