The Theatres Trust and Julie's Bicycle today publish Energising Culture, a guide to planning a sustainable energy future for cultural buildings. The guide is intended to help arts companies make informed decisions about a long-term energy strategy for their buildings. It sets out the issues around energy demand, energy supply and the implications of these for an organisation's business models.
The 48 venues in The Theatres Trust's Ecovenue project contributed to developing the ideas of how theatres and small venues can manage their energy better.
This is the first of a two-part publication. The second part, to follow, will take a more comprehensive long-term vision of environmental sustainability and how the cultural sector intersects with it, ranging across new technologies and emerging cultural values.
The guide is a free download from both Julie's Bicycle and The Theatres Trust.