Venue finding specialist, venuedirectory.com, is reporting a sharp rise in planners searching for green venues.
“Currently, one of the biggest search filters for venues is ‘sustainability’ and the term also figures highly in many RFPs,” says Managing Director Michael Begley.
“In the last six months alone over 180,000 RFPs have been shared, via our database, with sustainable venues.”
In response, the company has introduced a Carbon Neutral logo alongside each relevant venue profile.
To gain this accolade, venues have to demonstrate a clear commitment to sustainability and gained accreditation for their sustainability activities through recognised schemes such as Green Key, Green Tourism Standard, Green Meetings from Green Tourism and ECOsmart.
Venuedirectory.com also supports planners in their ‘green wayfinding’ by prioritising sustainably-accredited venues in all searches of its 400,000-strong database.
“There are nearly 3,000 green venues on our database and counting. We anticipate this number will double over the next year as venues respond to planners’ sustainability requirements,” added Begley.
Most recently, Kew Green, PPHE, and Newflex Citibase have joined its database as green accredited and carbon neutral venues.
The company has also partnered with Trees4Travel to help to neutralise its own carbon emissions through tree growing and UN-certified carbon credits.