Sustainable Venues

Sustainable Venues and Accommodation considerations:


  • Sustainably built
  • Retro-fitted
  • Sustainably operated
  • Staff engagement


  • Energy consumption
  • Water consumption
  • Materials, products and supplies
  • Operations
  • Grounds and gardening
  • Waste

When assessing the sustainability profile of a venue or hotel, enquire if it has the following:

  • Existing ‘green build’ certification
  • Existing sustainable venue or hotel certification

If the venue or hotel does not have independent certification ensure it has best-practice policies and procedures in place including:

  • Corporate sustainability policy
  • Sustainable building infrastructure
  • Consideration of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) issues such as ventilation, clean air, low VOC, natural light etc.
  • Energy conservation and sustainable energy supply
  • Water conservation, water capture and water recycling
  • Waste management and landfill diversion initiatives
  • Housekeeping-based initiatives (towels, sheets, toiletries, etc)
  • Sustainable food and beverage procurement
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Community outreach, food donation programs
  • Discloses sustainability performance

Click through to the s.Venue Finder listing form at the Sustainable Event Alliance here.