As the owners of the festival site we have been actively addressing environmental sustainability across all impacts, including
* reducing water consumption through a 54.000 L rainwater harvesting system,
* using re-usable cups with an on-site cupwasher,
* catering locally sourced food (organic where possible),
* using environmentally friendly cleaning products,
* doing extensive on-site waste separation for recycling,
* green roofs on a surface of 1.500m2 and more.
* More over we are lucky to have a local energy provider who delivers energy driven from 100% renewable energy sources (wind power, water power, biomass, and sun) - Energie Burgenland.
* We are using solar energy via a Solar-Thermal Water Heating and Solar PV.
- Solar-Thermal Water Heating: 12 kW solar-thermal energy installation that is used to provide heated water to the kitchen, washing machines, cupwasher, sinks, and backstage showers and sinks.
- Solar PV: a 10 kW solar PV array that was installed in 2013, which produces roughly 700 kWh per month. Any excess energy is fed back into the grid.
* Furthermore we reduce our ecological footprint through the use of a central management system, which automatically regulate cooling and heating systems, electricity sockets, and other energy-consuming equipment in the buildings, as well as lightning and water consumption.
* Local transport initiatives:
we motivate people to take public transport
- by offering a shuttle service from railway station to the festival place and back
- by organizing a shuttle service from the festival place to Vienna after every festival day
* Insulation and control engineering: The warm water storage tank (1.000 L) and water pipes are insulated. The cooling room has a heat recovery system. A control system (KNX) is used to automatically regulate cooling and heating systems, electricity sockets, and other energy-consuming equipment in the buildings.
* LED Lighting: Over 90% of the lighting on the site are LEDs or energy-saving bulbs, including LED stage lighting. The lighting is also controlled through the KNX control system, which automatically turns lighting on or off according to a pre-defined schedule and depending on lighting conditions.