Published On: April 10 , 2024Categories: Featured

Our commitment to the European Green Capital 2024: We contribute to the sustainability of Valencia

Valencia Conference Centre is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Valencia 2030 strategy

Valencia Conference Centre, as an essential element of the city’s conference tourism infrastructure, contributes to the ecological and green transition as part of our commitment to sustainability, within the framework of the European Green Capital 2024. From the responsible management of resources to the minimisation of environmental impact, we are firmly committed the Sustainable Development Goals and the Valencia 2030 strategy.

Since our beginnings at the Valencia Conference Centre we have been committed to sustainability, designing our facilities according to the principles of Green Architecture. This approach has also been translated into a project of continuous infrastructure improvement, one example of which was the installation of an 8,200 m2 photovoltaic roof in 2008, which has generated nearly 4,000,000 kWh of clean energy. Some of the investments made in 2023 led to new initiatives. Amongst those are the acquisition of the most modern audiovisual equipment, the updating of air-conditioning installations and the updating of spaces by implementing LED technology and automatic water and light detectors. These investments made in the last fiscal year will reduce electricity consumption by up to 38%, thus contributing to creating a more efficient and sustainable space.

Thanks to the Next Generation Funds, we are committed to making further progress in the transition to a more sustainable operation and, therefore, we plan to continue to improve our energy efficiency. By 2024 we plan to install a photovoltaic solar farm for self-consumption, potentially covering up to 10% of the energy consumed, with parking areas created in the car park for bicycles and scooters, as well as spaces for charging electric vehicles, all of which will enhance its use as a deterrent car park.

Without any doubt, our commitment to sustainability goes beyond our own premises. At the Valencia Conference Centre we aim to raise awareness of the environment among those around us and that’s why we created a Good Practice Guide to promote sustainable mobility, digitalisation of events and responsible waste management. We also work closely with suppliers who share our commitment to environmental conservation, social inclusion and creating a positive legacy in the community.

At Valencia Conference Centre, sustainability is one of our priorities and our commitment to the environment is unwavering. We remain committed to working towards a greener future.