Venues can use this to benchmark their progress towards a sustainable future. Planners can use this to form part of the criteria for venue procurement.
There is an environmental / energy policy in place which has energy reduction targets. Don’t have one? Download a template.
The venue can demonstrate progress towards meeting these targets (look for year-on-year energy use reduction).
100% of the electricity used by the venue is matched by a renewable electricity supply (i.e. through self-generated renewables or a green tariff)
100% of the gas used by the venue is matched by a renewables gas supply (an RGGO backed tariff)
The venue has energy efficiency measures in place, like LED fixtures, motion activated lighting or zoned areas for power / HVAC. Measures can include retro-fitting and modification to electric-only systems.
Energy efficiency guidance is provided to tenants to support optimisation of energy use.
Residual energy used in the venue is carbon balanced (offset), if not 100% renewable energy sources. Mark yes if 100% renewable.
Individual event energy can be measured separately to the venue’s base energy load.
The venue building is certified to the standard of BREEAM very good, LEED gold or equivalent.
The energy use of the venue and progress towards the reduction target is reported on at least annually.