RBC Place London is committed to protecting our environment and is continuously looking to improve our waste management and energy programs.  Currently efforts are directed to reducing waste and energy use and recycling and reusing as many items as possible while continuing to offer a safe environment for guests and staff.  Purchasing policies include a “Green” emphasis for all our suppliers.  

WASTE & RECYCLING SUMMARY

In 2019, 55% of our total waste was recycled. Of the 97,571 pounds of recycling/waste, 44,070 lbs was waste.

Recyclable Items

2019

2018

Measurement lbs lbs
Recycling Co-Mingled 6,570 7,782
Wood Pallets 4,092 4,323
Organics 22,355 24,912
OCC (Corrugated Cardboard) 5,335 6,239
Deep Fryer Oil 351 888
Food Waste collected in the Grease Interceptor 22,355 21,810
Waste 44,070 49,118
Percent of Recycled Materials 55% 61%

Additional Green Efforts

  • Through Brewers Retail 13,296 beer bottles and 16,632 liquor bottles were recycled.
  • 100% of all purchased paper products are made from recycled materials.  This includes: paper towels, toilet tissue, serviettes, flip chart paper 
  • 85% of all cleaning solutions purchased in 2019 were green designated.
  • 351 lbs of oil collected by Rothsay was converted to biodiesel. 

LONDON CLEAN & GREEN COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP

Each year, RBC Place London takes part in London’s Clean & Green initiative by participating in the 20 Minute London Makeover. Our team gathers to clean up the areas surrounding our facility. 

 

HELPING REFOREST OUR CITY

Since 2012, staff from RBC Place London have taken part in ReForest London's Annual Tree Planting Ceremony at Celebration Forest near Westminster Ponds.

RBC Place London has done this as a part of our commitment to plant a tree with ReForest London on behalf of each new conference or event to book at the facility since 2012 worth at least $25,000. 

Since launching this program on January 1st 2012, RBC Place London has planted a tree on behalf of 36 conferences/events and one tree per year on behalf of RBC Place London.  

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU BE GREEN

Coordination of Meeting Room Setup and HVAC systems:

Departments coordinate the set up of meeting rooms to reduce energy requirements. RBC Place London HVAC system is programmed to provide cooled air 1.5 hours prior to the guest arrival for the larger ballroom and 1 hour prior to guest arrival for smaller rooms. Temperature throughout RBC Place London is controlled and monitored to reduce energy use. The event services and technical teams set up the meeting rooms together to ensure minimum use of hydro. Offices are equipped with light sensors and lighting throughout is reduced during off peak times.

GREEN KEY DESIGNATION

In 2015 RBC Place London was awarded a 4 rating (out of 5) by Green Key Global, a leading environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Green Key Meetings v2.0 takes a comprehensive look at how facilities perform in the following key areas: Core Areas (Energy, Water, Waste), Communication (Information, Training, Policies & Management), Activities (Community, Procurement, Auditing), Health (Wellness Activities, Air Quality, People), Exhibitions and Audiovisual. To learn more about Green Key Meetings, please visit their website

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