Earlier this month, Energising Culture was launched; a guide to future energy for cultural buildings, engaging the UK´s cultural leadership with the importance of planning a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for cultural buildings.
Energising Culture is authored by Julie’s Bicycle, in partnership with the national advisory body for theatres in the UK, The Theatres Trust, and launched at The Trust’s Conference 12 ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’ at Stratford Circus. Energising Culture aims to equip leaders of arts organisations with an understanding of the strategic issues around energy demand, supply and implications for business models; and to make informed decisions about long-term energy strategies for cultural buildings. The guide also sets out that regardless of the size, function or ownership model of cultural buildings, rethinking the way they use energy now will save both money and carbon, especially as fossil fuel prices continue to rise and the impacts of climate change present an uncertain landscape.
The guide is now available as a free download from Julie’s Bicycle and The Theatres Trust’s websites: