BCEC’s commitment to sustainability encompasses Environmental, Social and Economic impacts. BCEC has implemented environmental management systems, processes and organisational structures to meet EarthCheck Platinum Certification from the world’s most recognised and largest environmental management program, rating above Best Practice in the key areas of Energy Consumption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Savings Rating and Waste sent to landfill.
Here are the BCEC Sustainability Initiatives:
- The Centre participates in #eatqld campaign – 80% of the sources are local produce from Queensland
- The BCEC organic waste dehydrator turns 200kg of organic waste into 20kg of nutrient rich biomass – a sterile, safe to handle, soil enhancer. BCEC donate this to the City Parkland Services to use on the South Bank and Roma Street Parklands.
- BCEC has EarthCheck Platinum Certificate. This global certification program acknowledges the Centre’s compliance to the highest environmental standards.
- Recycled water is used to clean the facility’s roof, approx. 37,500 meters squared. The process of redirecting water to collection containers recycles 2,260kilolitres for reuse and prevents pollution to the water system through storm water drains.
- BCEC has a strategic partnership with Tangalooma EcoMarines (TEM) to protect the marine environment and wildlife in Moreton Bay.
- The Centre’s car park lighting are sensor driven, resulting in a 15% reduction in energy usage.
- BCEC is partners with Containers for Change, guests and staffs are redirect to Containers for Change bins and 10c will be given for every eligible container for fund raising.
- Decrease of 50% energy in the Centre along the installation of LED lighting and control lighting manually.
- The Centre is an official QLD FluoroCycle Signatory. FluoroCycle is part of the National Waste Policy which seeks to increase the national recycling rate of waster mercury-containing lamps.
- BCEC recycles a number of items including; batteries, containers, e-waste, glass, grease trap waste, metal, paper and cardboard, plastic and timber.