Everyone has a role to play in reducing carbon emissions, by being more energy efficient, preserving resources and making greater use of renewable energy.
We are continuously innovating, and below are some of the initiatives which have enabled us to cut carbon emissions and be more efficient with energy and water.
From October 2020, 100% of our electricity supply will be from renewable sources, while all our gas supply will be carbon offset using UN credits - further reducing the venue’s environmental impact.
Over the last five years, we have replaced our light fittings with LED eco-friendly lighting. This has resulted in a 70% energy saving per fitting. Since the programme started, we have reduced energy consumption by 22%.
We have installed a living wall on the pedestrian approach to ExCeL from Custom House DLR station. This wall has over 9,500 plants that remove air pollutants, improve biodiversity, produce oxygen and decrease noise. This was launched in October 2019.
We use waterless urinals, which save over 16 million litres of water every year. That equates to over 328 million litres of water since ExCeL opened in 2000. Pressure taps are also used in all washrooms to ensure that water usage is kept to a minimum.