1920’s Building Transforms to Top Green Event Venue

1920’s Building Transforms to Top Green Event Venue
August 16, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Since the initial certification in 2011, Green Globe member, the Lokhalle Goettingen in Germany, has integrated the philosophy of sustainability at all levels, making it the core of the company’s corporate strategy. This event venue impresses with their ongoing initiatives to improve their environmental efforts.

“Living in times of constant economic and ecological changes, it is important to conduct business in a socially and ecologically responsible way, promoting awareness among employees and clients, and within the community,” said Nicole Klammer, Event Manager at the Lokhalle Goettingen. “Sustainable event management means we have to invest in the future, taking a step beyond living and communicating this awareness. We strive to be the top location when it comes to choosing a green event venue in Germany.”

In recent years, the Lokhalle Goettingen could lower their energy consumption dramatically – leaving a considerably smaller footprint. Environmental goals and operational performance is strictly monitored by a special Green Team, consisting of employees from different departments. An optimized waste management system is in place, and the Lokhalle Goettingen provides a convenient recycling infrastructure in form of recycling stations and recycling points throughout the complex. Visitors are encouraged to travel in a responsible way and take advantage of the ‘Green Arrival’ package, a special offer in conjunction with German national railway Deutsche Bahn. For local transportation, the event venue provides its own fleet of bicycles, and employs a bicycle courier.

The Lokhalle Goettingen is a member with ECOPROFIT (ECO logical, PRO project, F for, I Integrated Environmental, T Technology) Goettingen, a collaborative project of businesses from the region, working with a cost-saving operational environmental management system. This project was launched in 2011 to research economic opportunities of an intelligent environment and resource protection, promoted by the Urban Business Development section of the city of Goettingen. In 2012, when evaluating the environmental and economic success of the measures implemented, it showed that all members had achieved significant improvements in corporate environmental performance.

About Lokhalle Goettingen
The Lokhalle Goettingen, in Germany, makes the perfect location for any event – congresses, banquets, trade shows, conventions or concerts. Event organizers can benefit from over 9,000 square meters of indoor space, and over 7,000 square meters outdoor area – nestled in the fascinating industrial building at Goettingen ICE station. The event location is not only multifunctional, but also mobile – all attachments, can-stages, grandstands, hospitality or exhibition stands can be placed in a flexible way, to meet any needs and requirements. The unusual architecture of the building takes you back to the 1920’s, when impressive steel struts, still locomotives and trains were repaired here.

Media Contact
Andrea Strecker
Public Relations
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E-mail: Strecker@lokhalle.de


About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For more information please visit www.greenglobe.com.

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