Here at the Yorkshire Event Centre we strongly believe in environmentally friendly events and doing our bit to help the planet. Sustainability has always been important to us and was an integral part of the design process when we built Hall 1.
Waste Management – we are proud that none of our waste goes to landfill, it is all recycled or converted back into energy.
Solar Panels – we installed 960 large solar panels, this means we can reduce our onsite grid energy usage and provide significant environmental benefits.
Venue Lighting – we installed 953 LED lights throughout the venue, helping to reduce energy consumption.
Insulation – Hall 1 boast amazing insulation. Not only does this make our heating more efficient but ensures that we don’t adversely affect our neighbours with any noise pollution.
Toilets – our toilet doors and vanity units are made from recycled plastic bottles. They not only look great but are also award winning!
Water – our water is sourced from an onsite spring via a borehole, all processed and run through our own pump house.
Catering – We aim to source local ingredients where we can, meaning our food is not only fresh, but is environmentally friendly as possible. Our cafes only use paper straws, wooden cutlery and food packaging and trays are made from recycled materials. Where possible, any food left after events is donated to the Harrogate Homeless Project, helping support the great work they do in our community.
Supporting Local – Where possible we use local suppliers for goods and staffing of events.
Transport – We have direct links with the Showground Greenway and offer bike racks outside the venue. If you need to charge an electric car please contact us before your event to arrange this.
Yorkshire Event centre is situated in 250 acres of green space. This is not only used for events but through the work of YAS we can run free educational workshops for local schools and CPD training courses on the importance of the environment, creating a sustainable landscape and supporting natural wildlife.