Sustainability

A building designed to harness Valencia’s light, the Mediterranean climate and its setting in an urban landscape are the starting point for planning a venue which also supports the economic and social development of its surroundings. These are the building blocks of the Valencia Conference Centre whose main purpose is to attract domestic and international meeting tourism, alongside a keen environmental awareness.

The venue's strategic and operational planning is steeped in sustainability to ensure that the interaction between the building and the events held there helps to preserve nature.

Green Architecture

As a responsible, efficient and competitive organisation, the Valencia Conference Centre has always been mindful of conserving biodiversity. Thus, Norman Foster’s design was shaped by the Green Architecture concept.

  1. ASPECT, FORM AND
    CONSTRUCTION
  2. ENERGY-SAVING
    THANKS TO ITS LIMESTONE CLADDING
  3. FITTED WITH A SEPARATE
    ALUMINIUM-ZINC ROOF
    TO ENHANCE THE BUILDING’S INSULATION
    ANDHARNESS NATURAL VENTILATION
  4. BRISE-SOLEIL
    MINIMISES HEAT GAIN BY DEFLECTING SUNLIGHT
    WHILE MAKING THE MOST OF NATURAL LIGHT

Origin: Lines of action

1

Minimise the environmental impact of the initiatives undertaken from the standpoint of the building, the evento and the city.

2

Overarching commitment to responsible usage by staff, organisers, suppliers and event visitors.

A responsible centre: initiatives that change the world

  • Generation of solar energy
  • Creation of aWaste Recycling Area
  • LEDlighting
  • Efficient use of resources

A pioneer in certifying and verifying the footprint of its activities

One of the most important sustainability challenges facing the city is the decarbonisation of the economy, and the Valencia Conference Centre has joined a pilot project promoted by the Valencia City Council and conducted by Global Omnium which aims to make Valencia one of the world's carbon neutral tourist destinations.

To achieve this, it has joined a pilot project included in Valencia's sustainable tourism strategy. A major social, economic and environmental challenge.

Committed to the city

The Centre supports Valencia’s strategy as an international leader in sustainable tourism and as the first city in the world to certify and verify its tourism carbon footprint. It has additionally been recognised as a Smart Sustainable City by the International Telecommunications Union. Its sustainable city strategy includes more than 5 million square metres of parks and gardens and 156 kilometres of cycle lanes.