FAQs

Who can use the Creative IG Tools?

The Creative IG Tools have been tailored for use across all creative and cultural sector. We have specialist tools for:

  • Festivals and outdoor events
  • Offices
  • Production
  • Tours
  • Venues

How do I log in to the Creative IG Tools?

  • Click on the link below.
  • If you are a first time user, register and create an account - you only need to enter an email address and create a password to register.

In your account you can store any number of Creative IG Tool entries (e.g. multiple tours and multiple festivals etc.).

Do I have to input my data in a single sitting?

No. Your data entries will be saved in your account and you can update information in your account as and when you like.

Are the Creative IG Tools internationally applicable?

Yes. Please note that there might be some discrepancy in the final results for electricity and transport as it is likely that conversion factors might vary slightly from one world region to the next. The Creative IG Tools use international conversion factors for electricity and UK conversion factors for transport.

What are the benefits of using the Creative IG Tool?

  • Accurately calculate your carbon emissions using the latest government guidelines
  • Help set priorities and identify opportunities for emissions savings
  • Benchmark your performance to against similar activities
  • Prepare you for regulation requiring company carbon reporting
  • Meet criteria for the Creative Green certification scheme
  • Support a creative industry-wide response to climate change

What areas does the Creative IG Tool measure?

Creative IG Tools for Venues, Festivals and Offices monitors:

  • Energy use
  • Water use
  • Waste generation
  • Audience travel
  • Business travel
  • Your innovations

Creative IG Tool for Tours measures:

  • Energy use
  • Waste generation
  • Company travel
  • Company accommodation
  • Freighting
  • Audience Travel
  • Your innovations

For the Creative IG Tool for Production measures:

  • Materials used in the construction of your set
  • How your set and props were disposed of after use
  • Lighting design
  • Audience capacity of the venue

What type of feedback will I get?

You will be given:

  • Total greenhouse gas emissions for the measured activity
  • A breakdown of the emissions by source (e.g. building energy, waste generation, water use, business travel and audience travel for a venue).
  • Benchmarks of typical performance for that category of activity (e.g. a small theatre, large festival or UK arena tour etc.).

How are the results calculated?

The tools use the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) / Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' (Defra) most recent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission conversion factors for company reporting (2010) to calculate the total GHG emissions of the measured activity.

Download a pdf of the conversion factors using the link below.

In the case of audience travel for festivals and venues, if no raw data is available, we use default data based on our research in the field.

How will my data be used?

Your data will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with any other party without prior consent. The information captured through these tools will be anonymously aggregated to create a set of industry benchmarks. For example the per seat emissions benchmark for a theatre; the per ticket benchmark for a UK arena tour; or the per audience day for a large music festival. For the development of robust benchmarks we require as much data as possible so please use the Creative IG Tools to support these efforts.

Are the Creative IG Tools only for Creative Green participants?

No. The Creative IG Tools can be used on their own or as part of the Creative Green certification.

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