New tool to help make theatre buildings more sustainable

The award-winning Theatre Green Book initiative has launched the Home Survey Tool to help theatre operators prioritise sustainability improvements to their buildings.

It has been developed to accompany the Sustainable Buildings volume of the Theatre Green Book, the project spearheaded by Theatres Trust, ABTT and Buro Happold, and coordinated by Paddy Dillon of Renew Culture, which pulls together existing guidance and creates a shared standard for environmentally responsible theatre.

The Home Survey Tool is a simple building questionnaire that produces a detailed list of prioritised recommendations and suggests whether these improvements are best delivered as part of routine maintenance, over a short closure period or as part of a major capital project.

The tool was developed with donated time from Buro Happold engineers and programmers, and has been piloted by a range of theatre operators across the UK and Ireland.

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Find out more about the Home Survey Tool on the Theatre Green Book website.

Cover photo: Theatre Royal Wakefield, one of the theatres that piloted the Home Survey Tool. Photo by Robling Photography.