Carbon Neutral and Sustainable

We value our environment

The VCC is an eco-friendly environment, within a sustainable city, and part of our greater region which is at the forefront of the green movement.

We have been recognized and awarded as a green building with eco-friendly operations and infrastructure.

We have been certified as a BOMA BESt building.  “Building Environmental Standards” (BESt) is a national program launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada (Building Owners and Managers Association) to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information.

We are an active member of GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) and advocate the work they do. If you want to know how to make your meetings green, here are their Best Practices.

Cornerstones of our commitment

Our involvement with BOMA and GMIC, and our adherence to their best practices and regulations, supports our commitment of responsibility in the following practices, which you can read more about in our Facility Services Guide:

  • Waste Management
  • Water Management
  • Energy Management
  • Transportation
  • Eco-event Program
  • Eco-cuisine
  • Air Quality
  • Community Awareness
  • Eco-purchasing
  • Outdoor Environment