Our project EE MUSIC has changed the way music festivals and clubs approach energy efficiency and renewable energy through energy workshops, energy calculators, ambassadors, energy audits and collaborations with, for instance, the Eurovision Song Contest.
Over the last few years EU-funded project EE MUSIC organised workshops all over Europe to inform music professionals about the Industry Green (IG) tools i.e. a free calculator measuring the energy efficiency of a festival, club or venue; and comparing the energy data over time and within the music sector. A European network of EE MUSIC Ambassadors ensures the promotion of EE MUSIC launches and workshops all over Europe.
EE-MUSIC was warmly welcomed by the festival and club circuit as several music venues lack access to their consumption data and cannot afford the cost of an energy audit. In many countries basic awareness on energy efficiency is still very much needed as, for example, some of the energy audits carried out by EE MUSIC showed that fridges, fans and other devices remained in use much more than necessary.
EE MUSIC collaborated with the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna which for the first time was a green event. The happening was certified by the Austrian ecolabel and by the City of Vienna's ÖkoEvent criteria and made it possible to save 440,000 litres of diesel and 2000 tonnes of CO2.
Watch the EE MUSIC video and see how energy efficient festivals and clubs have become a reality.
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