The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it has made considerable investments in its infrastructure and systems, reaffirming its position as a world class venue, six years since opening.
The CCD has purchased four large-venue High Definition Panasonic projectors, offering a better visual experience for clients. Boasting 20,000 and 12,000 lumens of brightness, these projectors have the benefit of delivering clearer, brighter and crisper images. They are designed with an extremely small footprint, use less power and have longer lasting bulbs. The CCD has also upgraded and enhanced other elements of its Audio Visual equipment with new switchers, including the highly advanced and powerful Analog Way Ascender 48. Gareth Neville, Head of Technical at The CCD explained, “The technological upgrades give clients greater capability and flexibility with our AV offering and demonstrate our commitment to reinvesting in equipment and keeping at the forefront of technology.”
In addition, The CCD purchased 20 new state-of-the-art digital display units, and replaced 24 Video Wall screens and 30 Hanging Array screens. The Digital Signage system at The CCD gives clients the scope to display schedules, logos, photos and videos and to incorporate branding. These investments will enhance the experience in the venue for clients and delegates and support sustainable events by eliminating the need for printed banners and signs.
As well as investing in technological upgrades, The CCD is committed to long-term sustainability and investing in environmental initiatives.
The venue recently installed a rainwater harvesting system enabling it to divert rain water to storage tanks for use in systems which use non-potable water. This rain water would have otherwise gone straight into the drainage network. Austin McCormack, Facilities Director at The CCD commented, “We’re leading the way when it comes to water conservation. Since commencing the rainwater harvesting project in February, we have saved 171,000 litres of water and we’re projecting a 40% saving on water annually, giving us payback within 2-3 years.”
The CCD also has a comprehensive waste management policy in place to help manage the generation and segregation of waste, and successfully retained its recycling rate of 98% in 2015. 232 tonnes of all waste generated within the venue was recycled, with figures throughout the year at a consistent level, regardless of whether The CCD processed 5 tonnes or 25 tonnes of waste.
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