London venue BMA House has been awarded Greengage’s ECOsmart Platinum sustainability accreditation.
Home to the British Medical Association since 1925, the Grade II listed venue in Tavistock Square has 21 event spaces ranging from small meeting rooms to exhibition and conferencing spaces for up to 320 people.
Greengage audits venues based on Un Sustainable Development Goals and criteria set by the Global Sustainability Tourism Council and ISO 14001.
Platinum venues are described as having an: Outstanding approach with the highest possible standard of environmental sustainability applied. Platinum ECOsmart venues are described as leaders in hospitality and have considered sustainability in all aspects of their business.
Venue manager Kathryn Winfield said: “As BMA House’s environmental journey continues, we are constantly looking not just for new ways to increase our sustainability but also new ways to demonstrate it.
“As specialists in environmental sustainability across the travel and events sectors, Greengage audits are based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring those who achieve Platinum status really are at the top of their game, and the whole BMA House team is delighted to have been awarded such a high-profile accolade.”
Andrew Perolls, CEO of Greengage Travel and Event Solutions, added: “BMA House is a beacon of sustainable excellence, going straight in at the Platinum level due to their focus and dedication to sustainability. Achieving such a high level in their first audit is a real challenge and I am truly impressed by the wide-ranging sustainable activity they take across the whole of the venue.”
As part of its goal to promote sustainable events, BMA House:
- reduced its delegate carbon footprint by 69% over the last four years
- reduced water usage by 5.4m litres per year
- encourages carbon balancing and water neutralising at events
- partnered with the Cross River Partnership to promote a ‘Clean Air Walking Route’ from Kings Cross to provide delegates with a cleaner journey to the venue. The route takes guests off the busy Euston Road onto backstreets where air pollution is 57% lower.
Further information about BMA House’s sustainability practices can be found here.