NOTTINGHAM, England (CelebrityAccess) The 10,0000-capacity Motorpoint Arena Nottingham the National Ice Center had its greenest day ever Feb. 15 when the UK venue recorded its lowest electricity and water consumption.
The effort was part of its Greener Arena campaign and the arena beat out its previous lowest electricity usage by 1,000 kilowatt hours, according to IQ. “Green Arena Day” had venue crew working to promote the venue’s eco-friendly initiatives. It has reduced its energy usage by more than 20- percent over the past five years and, in 2017, became the first UK indoor entertainment venue to introduce eco-friendly cups. It is also a zero-landfill site.
The arena generated 1,063 kilowatt hours through solar panels Feb. 15, according to reports. Team members also took public transport and went paperless, plus other eco-friendly habits, according to IQ.
“We have built some real momentum engraining sustainability into the culture of our business,” Motorpoint Arena Nottingham head of facilities Lee Chadburn said. “Our industry doesn’t lend itself to changing processes and systems overnight, but we are leading the way we operate environmentally compared to other arenas.”