Green Venue

Participate in the Green Venue Report

The Green Venue Report is an industry-wide initiative to provide benchmarking data, catalyze best practice, and stimulate competition around global convention & exhibition center sustainability. The report aims to give insight and content to best practices, with real data showing trends across the facets of event and venue sustainability. We encourage all venues to participate in the survey regardless of where they may be on their “sustainability journey.”

Learn more below about the survey process, the reports, and how to participate.

Why you should participate:

  • Get a free compare report! Find out where your venue is aligned with best practices, and where it is behind among your peers.
  • Measure the quality of your organizations’ policies, program, products, and strategies.
  • Join the free webinar for best practice sharing and discussion.
  • Use information to improve and ultimately outperform your competitors.
  • Get your achievements recognized through venue highlights section.

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More about Green Venue Report

The Survey

To provide a significant, data-driven report, we first conduct an industry-wide survey of convention and exhibition centers around the world. The comprehensive survey seeks to aggregate information and data related to venue infrastructure, practices, programs, and initiatives.

The survey is comprised of roughly 140 questions as well as energy, water, waste data template that are vetted each year by an Advisory Board of Industry Sustainability Professionals. The survey is launched in March every year and closes by April 30.

All data is collected through the Greenview Portal and kept privately and securely. Data is stored year after year, making it easy for centers to update their answers. The data is never shared with other venues or sponsors. All data is reported anonymously in the final report.

The Individual Venue Benchmarking Report

Each participating venue receives an individual benchmark report. Benchmarking enables you to:

Measure the quality of your organizations’ policies, program, products, and strategies and compare results of other industry peers.
Determine areas of improvement, analyze, and understand how other organizations are able to achieve better performance.
Use information to improve and ultimately outperform your competitors.

The Public Benchmarking Report
Through research and advisory work across the world, we find that every venue has incorporated some aspect of being green, and every venue has an opportunity to improve. The Green Venue Report objectively addresses venue impacts and challenges while also providing sustainability solutions. Additionally, the report increases awareness of best practices, innovations, tools, and technology for improving venue operations and sustainability.
Timeline

Q1: Survey launches
Q2: Survey ends
Q3: Report releases
The first annual Green Venue Report was released in 2014.

The Survey Model
Survey questions are designed to identify 1) uptake of best practices and 2) new innovative practices that are emerging. We open the survey each year for a 45 day period. Participants fill out the survey via the online Greenview Portal platform. There is no cost for venues to participate (we fund the project with sponsorship). Results are analyzed, and each participant receives a confidential comparative benchmarking report, indicating their answer in comparison to the uptake of each practice within the segment. Venue management companies can receive an aggregate portfolio of reports for their properties under ownership or management. We publish a free, publicly available trends report highlighting uptake, and examples of innovation found (this report does not mention any performance of specific properties or brands). Then we use the results to design the next year’s survey, repeating the process. Survey participants’ answers are kept on file confidentially through the Greenview Portal, making it easier to update and participate in subsequent surveys.
Advisory Board

Beginning in 2017, The Green Venue Survey and Report commenced an Advisory Board of Industry Sustainability Professionals to help strengthen the content of this project.

2017 GREEN VENUE REPORT ADVISORY BOARD

Christian Druart, Secretary of the Sustainable Development Committee, UFI
Kathleen Hennesey, Sustainability Analyst, Moscone Center
Kate Hurst, VP of Community Advancement, Conference and Events, USGBC
Janet Mitrocsak, Regional Director of Operations, SMG, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Tim Trefzer, Sustainability Manager, GWCCA
Ben Wielgus, Head of Sustainability, Informa
Dianne Young, CEO, Enercare Centre
Nancy Zavada, Founder CEO, MeetGreen

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for signing up and taking the survey?
Each participant must be linked to a specific property. To sign up, participants must either register their property to the Greenview portal, or locate it if already registered (there are no fees for registration). Greenview verifies the venue and user and sends login details. Once received, participants log into the Greenview Portal and click on the Green Surveys in the dashboard homepage.
Is there a fee to participate?
No, there is no fee to participate.
Who sees the results?
The results and data are reported anonymously. Individual center highlights of innovation are mentioned in order to produce the public trends report. Sponsors do not receive the results. Management companies that join the project as industry supporters may receive results specifically for their properties under ownership or management.
When will the reports be released?
We anticipate releasing the results in July 2017.
I’d like to participate next year, how do I get involved now?
You can find out more by signing up for our newsletters at the right and we will keep you posted on this year’s results and next year’s launch.
What type of information does the survey cover?
Though called the “green” venue survey and report, several aspects of sustainability are covered, including efficient building design and operations as well as community efforts and charitable giving. Topics such as energy, water, waste, carbon emissions, green meetings programs, employee engagement, and much more are covered.