Horticultural Halls win green certifications
17-Nov-10by Annie Byrne
The Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre (RHH) has won two environmental accolades for green meetings facilities.The Grade II listed venue now meets the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and the BS 8901 specification for a Sustainability Management System for Events.In the last three years, the RHH has concentrated on improving its green offering. New policies include minimising waste, locally sourcing produce and using energy generated from burning non-recyclable waste.“Given our listed status, this is a real accomplishment for us,” said RHH sales and event manager Sylvana Malachias. “Historically, the events business has been perceived as wasteful, but these standards give the industry something to work towards and ultimately highlight the positive social impact of events.” The RHH recently underwent a management restructuring, which resulted in the cutting of eight positions including that of former head of commercial operations, Maugie Lyons.