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Sadler’s Wells sees 10% decrease in electricity usage following venue refurbishment

Sadler’s Wells Events has seen a 10% decrease in electricity usage at the venue during the period of Jan-March compared with the same time period in 2014. The venue continues to undergo an extensive £7.3 million refurbishment project in order to improve the venue’s facilities and energy efficiency, having completed the second stage of development in September 2014.

The 10% year on year energy saving is a result of a targeted investment of £1.2million allocated to transfer to more efficient technologies. Initiatives have included the installation of energy saving LED lighting, chillers and air handling units, as well as solar panels to generate power.  

Sadler’s Wells Event Manager Georgie Smith says: “Sustainability is very much a key topic on the events industry agenda so we’re delighted to be offering such great facilities here at Sadler’s Wells. The refurb project has meant that we can offer the very best, state of the art facilities in terms of tech-support for our clients while also making sure that we have the procedures in place to really reduce our carbon footprint. We aim to achieve a total 12% reduction in carbon emissions by the end of this year.”  

Sadler’s Wells has also recently undertaken a staff travel survey where it was found that 95% of its employees use public transport to travel to work.  The company also offers cycling facilities in order to encourage staff to cycle to work.  Other initiatives include the sponsorship of a polar bear through taxi supplier Green Tomato and WWF. The venue is currently working towards the ISO20121 sustainability accreditation.

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