Utilities (energy and water)

There has never been a more important time to consider the amount of energy and water you use. Prices have risen sharply and businesses from all sectors are feeling the squeeze. The good news is, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to reduce this usage use and in turn, save money and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. Examples include installing a smart meter so that you can more accurately monitor where your energy wastage is. Connecting a water meter will provide a similar impact on your water usage. By replacing your light bulbs with LED alternatives and turning your heating down by just one degree, you can save much more cash than you may believe. You can then celebrate this success by educating visitors on how they can implement similar measures – and have more money in their back pockets to spend on visiting your tourist attraction!

Watch this introductory video from Sustainable West Midlands to find out more about the steps you can take to reduce energy and water use, saving money and carbon.

Watch this case study from mac (Midlands Arts Centre) Birmingham to see how they have addressed energy efficiency and many other aspects of sustainability.

Birmingham Sustainable Tourism Hub: Utilities Introduction

Birmingham Sustainable Tourism Hub: Utilities Case Study ‘Midlands Arts Centre’