EE MUSIC: European Energy Use Benchmarks for the Music Event Industry
EE MUSIC Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Another round-up of energy-saving top tips and tricks from EE MUSIC\'s travels across Europe.
News from Powerful Thinking
In his report EE MUSIC Ambassador Neven Prišuta gives an overview about the status quo in the Croatian music scene.
Introducing Richard Fletcher of De Montfort University, talking about festival audience engagement project Face Your Elephant\'s work with young engineers, and sustainable energy management at festivals.
Guest Blog: Introducing Elin Trogen of FIFTI (Fight It From the Inside), EE MUSIC Ambassador for Sweden, on sustainability in the Swedish events industry.
Energy efficient equipment - from lights to fridges.
The events implemented in the context of EE MUSIC have been a great success. About 1.000 visitors have been reached via Stakeholder Mobilisation Events such as EE MUSIC Launches and EE MUSIC Workshops.
Diana Simpson Hernandez, RCA product design graduate, talks about generating clean energy through music and design.
Sharing Tricks of the Trade: Top Tips to Save Energy from across Europe
Reporting from the PLASA Show 2014
A lot of your energy usage will be determined by the behaviour of your staff and those using your facilities, whether you're a venue or a festival. Some of it will be determined by infrastructure, such as the insulation of your venue. And some of it will be determined by the type of equipment you're using - from lighting, to sound, to refrigeration. Paying attention to how efficient your stuff is can make a significant difference to your energy consumption, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start.
Other than international manufacturers of energy efficient equipment for sound and lighting, suppliers tend to serve their national territories rather than operating across country boundaries. The following is by no means an exhaustive list of suppliers of services and products focusing on sustainable energy, however it is intended as a starting point and to provide an overview of some of the types of services and technologies available. Throughout the course of the EE MUSIC project, we expect to gather further information on country-specific suppliers, posted in the country sections on this website.
To understand how much it is costing you to run your different appliances, and how much you could save by replacing them with more efficient models, see the short payback calculation example in our Handbook for Venues and Clubs, available for free download here.
When buying office equipment (e.g. printers and computers), look for the ENERGY STAR label. For common appliances, make sure you look at the EU energy label. This will provide you with information including an energy rating from A+++ to D (with A+++ being the most efficient) and average consumption in kWh per year - of course, this is average consumption is based on the domestic market so may be different for your usage. Try and buy appliances with the highest efficiency rating possible. Different kinds of EU energy labels are explained here: http://www.newenergylabel.com/index.php/uk/home/
The EU provides a huge amount of information on different kinds of energy efficient products, including domestic lighting and heaters: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/energy-efficiency/energy-efficient-products