Aviva Stadium sales and marketing manager Cailin Keaney said the new venue would be BS8901-certified when it opens in Dublin in May 2010.
"We are working with Organise This managing director Fiona Pelham to make our venue sustainable and she will be the third-party that certifies it as complying with BS8901," said Keaney. "We will be the first venue in Ireland to be certified."
BS8901 certification would enhance Aviva Stadium's appeal to large companies. "Lots of multi-national companies have strong CSR requirements of venues and our venue will be able to tick all the boxes," she said.
Aviva Stadium's environmental credentials include:
- Being built from cement recycled from the former Lansdown Road Stadium
- Use of electronic communications as opposed to print material
- Rainwater recycling
- Use of potted plants rather than fresh flowers
- Use of local food suppliers for catering and biodegradable food packaging
- Use of recycled stationery
"As opposed to carbon-offsetting, we are encouraging guests to minimise their waste," said Keaney. "For all events held at Aviva Stadium, we will be able to advise clients on the sustainability of their event through an online tool."
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