It has become abundantly clear that sustainability efforts within venues are not a trend, but are in fact a new staple of venue operations – and they are constantly becoming more extensive and innovative. Whether a venue incorporates green practices and programs to gain a marketing advantage, because it is a board priority, or it needs to meet a city mandate, the bottom line is, sustainability matters.
VenueDataSource, IAVM’s data research tool funded by the IAVM Foundation, completed a sustainability survey last year covering many of the most common green efforts undertaken by venues. Below are some of the statistics from that report.
So how do your venue’s greening efforts compare to other venues? If implementing sustainable practices is not on your venue’s radar just yet, expect that to change sooner than later with the ever-progressing green expectations of cities, boards, staff and guests. View the interactive graph below or purchase the comprehensive sustainability survey results here.