Colston Hall's new foyer was built with sustainability in mind. We aim to increase our use of renewable energy by 3% by 2012 and are working on a strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
How we plan to make Colston Hall carbon neutral by 2030
- We use our building in the most energy efficient and sustainable way we can
- We utilise the energy from our special urban wind turbine which generated nearly 1500KWh last year
- We convert daylight into power with our 20 solar panels, which heat the majority of our water
- We save around eight tonnes of carbon dioxide by using the wind turbine and solar panels
- We light the foyer using our computerised lighting with daylight sensors, allowing us to plan our energy use and prevent waste
- We install energy efficient lighting wherever possible
- We use movement sensitive light switches in areas which are used infrequently
- We have automatic on/off taps on all sinks in the public area
- All of our toilets are water efficient
- We recycle all bottles, paper, cardboard and use biodegradable cups and glasses
- We source local produce where possible and use local companies such as Marshfield ice cream and Bath Ales
- We buy bottled water from a supplier that funds a litre of clean drinking water to developing world communities for every litre of bottled water sold in the UK
- We ventilate the building naturally
- We sell fairtrade tea and coffee
- We are plan to install new energy efficient boilers and a new heating system by September 2012
- We plan to improve our ventilation system by September 2012
We encourage our patrons to be sustainable when visiting the Hall – as a city centre venue bus and train routes are close by. We advertise this information to our customers and have installed cycle racks in the foyer. As a responsible venue we contribute to the creation of a safe city centre.
Our sustainability practices are promoted on our website and a display panel in the Hall shows customers how much energy the wind turbine is generating.
Find out how energy efficient Colston Hall is.