Film City Glasgow’s Sustainability in the Spotlight at SECC

Green Networking’ the Latest Innovation for Businesses at All Energy Event.

6 May 15

Govan-based Film City Glasgow, a major centre for Scotland’s film and television industries, and part of an innovative ‘green networking’ group for Scottish business, is putting its sustainability credentials in the spotlight at this year’s All Energy event at Glasgow’s SECC on 7th May and detailing how it’s saving money year-on-year thanks to making better use of resources like energy.

They’ll be joined at the event by Managed It Experts and Bright Green Hydrogen, to talk about the changes Film City Glasgow has made with the support of Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, and how they can help other local businesses considering similar changes.

All three are members of the Green Network for Business, which has over 100 members. It offers the opportunity to visit a green business in your local area to help businesses cut energy, water, waste and raw material costs.

Film City Glasgow, which has also made the Resource Efficiency Pledge, and is an ambassador for the Pledge, has set up a blog to catalogue its sustainability initiatives. These include better procurement, with Film City now using one supplier who provides the most ethical and environmentally friendly products, such as concentrated biodegradable cleaning products made and packaged in the UK.  There’s a major programme of staff engagement, a Film City ‘green team,.  a monthly newsletter for tenants and support for green travel, including pool bikes. Buildings have been fully insulated and the business is committed to resource efficient construction.

All Duty Managers have undergone the online Green Champions training and the business used the Zero Waste Scotland downloadable guides to help write and implement its sustainable procurement policy.  Resource Efficient Scotland also briefed Film City tenants on sustainable procurement. 

Sarah Potter, General Manager, Film City Glasgow said:

“Getting more efficient in resource use means we’re saving money year-on-year: for example, the installation of our gas-fired radiant heating in our main hall means that we now use half the amount of gas than we did previously – that’s a huge impact.

It’s great to have our sustainable achievements endorsed by Resource Efficient Scotland. We are in the unique situation of managing a space for creative businesses which provides us with a lot of opportunity to inspire businesses to make sustainability a priority. 

“Our team of staff sets and achieves goals together, we take great pride in being part of the pledge process and the Green Network for Business,  and we are very pleased to be invited to speak about our journey so far at All Energy 2015.

“If your business has been making resource efficient and sustainable improvements, you should let people know! Firstly, we all need to raise awareness that being sustainable is an important part of any businesses development, management and operations, not only is it good for the planet – but there are huge costs savings to be made. We’re delighted to be part of the Green Network for Business and very happy for other local businesses, interested in improving their resource efficiency, to come and find out more about what Film City Glasgow has done.”

Marissa Lippiatt, Head of the Resource Efficient Scotland programme, said:

“Film City Glasgow is a terrific example of putting smarter use of resources at the heart of your business. Particularly impressive is the way they have brought staff on board and as such they’re in great position to share their experiences with other businesses who want to improve their own resource efficiency. Business can come and hear more at All Energy 2015 or get in touch with our Green Network for Business to find out more.”

The quick-fire seminar with the Green Network for Business takes place at 10.30am on 7th May at the All Energy event at Glasgow’s SECC.

Notes For Editors


  • Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) was launched in 2013 to help businesses, the public sector and the third sector save money by using resources more efficiently. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources. As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote responsible water use – all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.
  • Zero Waste Scotland has six key delivery priorities for 2014-15. These are: Supporting a circular economy; Harnessing the value of recycling; Transforming attitudes to food waste; Reducing the impacts of litter; Implementing resource efficiency savings; Accelerating the development of low carbon heat.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found . You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | Google PlusLinkedIn
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