Singapore announces first carbon neutral MICE venue

Published on : Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sands Expo and Convention Centre is now recognised as Singapore’s first carbon neutral MICE venue. The convention centre located at Marina Bay Sands is now happy to announce its status as the first carbon neutral MICE venue in Singapore.

Already a LEED-Platinum and ISO20121-certified venue, Sands Expo’s carbon neutral status is a step towards Singapore’s goal of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Executive director of sustainability at Marina Bay Sands, Kevin Teng, saidthat this low carbon status will soon enhance Singapore’s image and give them the scope for hosting sustainable events and also demonstrate their focus and commitment on managing environmental footprint adequately with the MICE partners. Additionally with the resource-efficient infrastructure as well as customisable meeting solutions the carbon neutral MICE venue now added another dimension to the suite of sustainable solutions. Since 2012, they have concentrated of reducing carbon footprint 33%, and they wish to continue to explore industry-leading methods to further decouple our carbon footprint from our business growth.

Marina Bay Sands has focussed on investing in energy efficient infrastructure, that is S$25m (US $18m) Intelligent Building Management System and helped in saving more than 7.4m kWh of energy annually since 2012. Sub-metered floors at the integrated resort’s (IR) MICE venue also allow event organisers to track energy usage across specific areas.

Marina Bay Sands’ latest investment in Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon focuses on reducing carbon emission and emphasise on energy consumption. From 2019 to 2022, Marina Bay Sands is dedicated to buying an annual average of 25,000 RECs, based on the IR’s yearly energy consumption levels over the last five years.

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