Green Credentials – What are we doing to help the environment and community?
The CQ Complex at 113-123 Queen Street, Melbourne is proud to be part of Australia’s first privately funded Environmental Upgrade Agreement in conjunction with Low Carbon Australia, NAB, Eureka Finance and City of Melbourne.
This innovative approach has seen the complex become a pioneer in a lending facility that was still untested, but has captured the imagination of major investors in Australia and the US, former US president Bill Clinton and Virgin chief Richard Branson.
The CQ Complex will be upgraded with a trigeneration gas fired energy system, light sensors and double glazing. This will result in the building going from a NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) energy rating of about one star to four stars.
We anticipate a reduction in our Carbon Footprint of 1,300 tonnes per annum , which is a reduction of 27 per cent, and together with the purchasing of carbon credits and staff awareness and cooperation, we anticipate that the entire CQ Complex including Citiclub Hotel, Karstens meeting and training rooms as well as Blue Diamond will be Carbon Neutral by the Second Quarter of 2013.
Food Wastage – What are we doing about this?
CQ Functions is a large conference and event destination, catering for corporate and social events alike. Quite a number of these events resulted in leftover food seemingly going to waste. The question was, what can we do about this?
The answer, we sourced an inner city charity who would benefit from receiving the leftover goods, The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
“The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is Australia’s leading asylum seeker organization. We are a multi – award winning, independent and non – federal government funded human rights organization. We work at the coalface assisting some of the most disadvantaged people in our community”
All goods suitable for distribution are delivered to the centre for use in their day to day operation.
For further information please visit www.asrc.org.au