Lights, camera, action!
It may instantly conjure up the glamour of a film set, but the famous phrase also hints at the phenomenal amounts of commercial energy demanded by the creative industries. The UK creative sector is a cornerstone in the nation’s wealth generation, contributing over £100bn a year to the economy and employing more than two million people, but every recording studio and theatre, music festival and film location is powered by more than just imagination and creativity. In fact, in 2018, the total emissions created by energy consumption in the creative industries was estimated at 44,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. However, for a sector whose output more often than not takes place in the public eye, the need for a demonstrable energy efficiency policy doesn’t just make good financial sense in terms of business energy needs, it’s fast becoming a public relations necessity.