What are the intermediate measures?
Intermediate measures relating to energy use will typically require quantitative measurement and assessment. Potential energy measures include:
- Energy consumption per event-related visitor
- Energy consumption of event organisation and hosting
- Proportion of energy sourced from renewables or purchased through energy providers’ green power programme
- Biodiesel used to power generators
Critically here, real savings can be made where tools to assess patterns of visitor travel and travel modes are dovetailed into tools to estimate energy use. Similarly, survey tools used to establish where visitors stayed during their visit can be used to gain inference on the energy used during their stay period. If the event lasts several days, it may be important to know how many nights visitors stayed in overnight accommodation and in which locations (if staying in multiple locations). Examples of questions used in face to face and online surveys are provided below.