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184-year-old Engineers' House in Bristol awarded green charter mark

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Written by: Gavin Thompson | Posted 24 August 2015 11:55

184-year-old Engineers' House in Bristol awarded green charter mark

A 184-year-old meeting and conference venue in Bristol has been awarded a green standard.

Engineers’ House in Clifton Downs has gained the ISO14001 certification, a rather unappealingly named mark recognising how a company manages waste, energy and other aspects to limit harm to the environment.

Among other initiatives, Engineers’ House has introduced a green route, encouraging delegates to use public transport when travelling to the venue.

Venue manager Martyn Bowen, said: “We highlight bus routes, train timetables and the park and ride scheme operated by Bristol City Council.

“We have also introduced our own shuttle bus to and from the venue to encourage people to leave their cars at home. We have even gone as far as to invest in a 15-bicycle rack for our delegates to use.”

The venue operates a recycle, reuse, reduce policy. Lighting has been designed to conserve energy, with diffusers, LED lighting systems, dimmer stitches and sensors in use.

Martyn said: “It is vital that our clients and prospective clients understand and have confidence in our business practices.

“Gaining ISO14001 certification clearly demonstrates our commitment to reducing waste and recycling and sends a strong message to our clients and delegates that we consistently monitor, measure and act to reduce our carbon footprint.”

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