Reducing Carbon at Titanic Belfast

by Judith Owens from Titanic Belfast – Zero Carbon Tour interview

Titanic Belfast was built over 10 years ago to commemorate the building of Titanic and to remember its tragic sinking. The Titanic Belfast building itself from conception was a green building and looking towards a sustainable future. In that, the design was to BREEAM standard – that means there are lots of special functions in Titanic Belfast that look towards sustainability. We create our own energy, our own electricity from waste products from our heating systems. We have solar panels and solar glass that controls the solar gain within the building. We also harvest rainwater and use that to flush the toilets.

The management of what we do here is very important for us going forward. Titanic Belfast has signed up to Belfast City Council’s Green Tourism Strategy, and we are working towards a sustainable tourism action plan for our building and for tourism in Northern Ireland.

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