Te Pae net carbon zero

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been recognised as Toitū net carbonzero certified, reflecting the organisation’s ongoing commitment to leading the industry in world class sustainable operations.

Ayear after committing to the milestone – and almost two years in operation – Te Pae has met Toitū Envirocare’s internationally-recognised standards of measuring, managing and reducing lifecycle emissions from its operation.

From the design of the building and the use of renewable energy, through to the recovery and reuse of food waste and the installation of a chemical-free e-water system, Te Pae has applied a broad range of sustainable solutions across its operation.

The certification follows its win in 2023 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards (Community and Government Projects category) late last year. Those awards recognise contributions, remarkable achievements, innovation, and best practices in sustainability and responsible tourism.

Te Pae general manager Ross Steele says achieving net carbon zero operations reinforces the organisation’s commitment to being a sustainability leader in the industry. “We’re exceptionally proud of what we’ve achieved in a short time,” he says. “The carbonzero certification, in addition to the international recognition we have received, reflects the commitment and hard work of our entire team. Many of our sustainability initiatives are being led by Te Pae Christchurch team’s younger generation, which underscores our commitment to creating a positive long-term impact and a lasting sustainability legacy.”

The next stage for Te Pae in building a culture of environmental excellence is finding ways to help both partners and clients achieve their own sustainability goals. “We want to bring our clients and suppliers along with us on this journey, working with them to minimise the environmental impact of every event we hold, and through every stage of each activity.”

Did you know?
Te Pae Christchurch has capacity to host up to 2000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. Features include a 1400-seat auditorium, 2800 square metres of exhibition space, and 24 meeting rooms.

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