Royal College of Physicians achieves Gold status for IACC Green Star Certification Programme
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been recognised by the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) for its commitment to sustainable practices by achieving Gold Tier status in IACC’s Green Star Certification Programme.
The environmental initiative seeks to recognise the highest environmental responsibility standards and encourages these high standards across IACC member venues.
The RCP was awarded the Gold Status, meeting the high standards of a rigorous Code of Sustainability and achieving over 85% adherence to the code which included 60 tenets in the following areas:
• Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
• Waste Management
• Water Conservation
• Energy Management
• Air Quality
• Food & Beverage
The Royal College of Physicians General Manager Clive Ostler says: “We’re delighted to have achieved such great results in the IACC Green Star programme. We always strive to minimise our carbon footprint and make sure we are as environmentally responsible as possible so it’s great to be recognised for this. We are proud members of IACC and we’re delighted to see that the association is encouraging sustainable practice amongst its member venues with such a rigorous code.”
About the Royal College of Physicians
The building is the fifth home of the Royal College of Physicians, which in 2018 will celebrate its own 500th anniversary as an organisation. One of the few buildings to achieve a Grade I listing from English Heritage, the building also received a Civic Trust Award in 1967, and in 1992 Lasdun was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Trustees Medal in recognition of his work at the RCP, considered to be ‘the best architecture of its time anywhere in the world’.
About the RCP Meetings and Events department
The RCP Meetings and Events department operates the commercial conference arm of the Royal College of Physicians. The venue is an award winning conference and events centre in the heart of London. A unique, Grade 1 listed modernist building, the venue boasts a capacity of 10-400, making it ideal for hosting a wide spectrum of events. The venue attracts both medical and non-medical events and hosts functions ranging from large international conferences to private dinners and garden parties in its unique medicinal garden, containing over 2000 medicinal plants from around the world.
The revenue generated by the RCP Meeting and Events department helps to fund the many activities the College is involved in, in particular, improving the quality of patient care.
The RCP offers 20 event spaces, including:
- 2 tiered auditoria- The Wolfson Lecture theatre has a capacity of 304 while the purpose built Seligman lecture theatre offers tiered seating for up to 140 delegates. Both include newly updated AV facilities, HD projection and incorporate excellent opportunities for corporate branding.
- The stunning historic Dorchester Library, suitable for drinks receptions for up to 200 guests, dinners product launches and seminars, offers a fascinating backdrop for any event.
- The unique Council Chamber- with its domed roof and hidden skylights is ideal for unusual and unique events
Further information on its facilities can be seen on its website www.rcpevents.co.uk.