03rd December 2008
Conference venues pursuing greener ways
Conference venues across the UK are making an effort to improve their green credentials as environmentally-friendly busi. . .
<p>Conference venues across the UK are making an effort to improve their green credentials as environmentally-friendly business practices continue to come under the spotlight, reports meetingnews.com.</p><p>The ACC Arena in Liverpool has appointed a special Green Dream Team to continually monitor the Liverpool venue's impact on the environment, and in the process has improved its rating as measured by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (Breeam). Similarly, the O2 arena in Greenwich was built around many of the structural components of the Millennium Dome, while recycling is treated very seriously.</p><p>David Campbell, chief executive officer of the O2 arena parent company, AEG, told the website: "We conserved resources by reusing the existing piles and ducts, the service tunnel, and plant items and utilities from the original structure."</p><p>In addition, the O2 London venue composts all its food waste and the bulk of the glass bottles used during events. </p><p>Many conference organisers agree that effective green strategies are now an essential part of running conference venues successfully.</p><p>Britney Spears will be playing her only European shows next year at the O2 in early June.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18910474-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&it..." /></p>