As part of an ongoing drive to maintain the Barbican’s status as a leading sustainable and environmentally conscious venue, all electricity consumed is now renewable.
The switch, which took place in the last quarter of 2018 was part of a wider City of London Corporation initiative to improve sustainability across the City Corporation through the introduction of a 100% renewable electricity policy and sourcing strategy. Members of the Barbican team were involved throughout the procurement and planning process to ensure not just value, but sustainability sat at the heart of the process.
The switch marks the latest action by the Barbican’s team in a sustainability drive that saw the venue crowned “Most Sustainable Venue” at the London Summer Events Show.
The Barbican has been a strong proponent and supporter of all things sustainable for many years,” comments the Barbican’s Head of Event Management, Lee Dobson. “We have won many awards over the years for our activity in this area and are delighted to have again been recognised for the environmental measures we are implementing.”
Key elements behind the Barbican’s latest award win were:
These represent just a part of the Barbican’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility work.
Lee concludes: “The Barbican will continue to strive for excellence when it comes to all areas of sustainability. As a leading arts and conference venue we sit at the heart of the community, providing a major facility where people can gather, share ideas and above all develop a legacy for the future. This legacy is a core part of our ethos, particularly those elements focused on the environment and community.”