Sustainability at the AJ Retrofit 2024

Minimising the environmental impact of AJ Retrofit 2024 is important to us.

As part of our commitment to a more sustainable future, we are taking a variety of practical steps to reduce and offset our carbon emissions and we encourage our event partners to do the same.

Below are some of the measures we are implementing at the event to reduce waste and energy consumption and to minimise the carbon footprint of the event:



SWAG  – is it valuable to the attendee?? We ask to keep this to a minimum with the aim to use sustainable/recyclable or compostable materials.

NO ‘SINGLE USE’ BOTTLES  – we encourage attendees to bring their own reusable bottles and provide water stations for refilling these.

GETTING TO OUR EVENTS – directions for public transport only are detailed on the event website.



At The Brewery, they are proud of their considered approach to sustainability and the constant steps they make to be eco-friendly and environmentally conscious. It is crucial that individuals and businesses alike make the decision to be more eco-conscious and, in doing so, take vital steps to help safeguard the environment. From energy and water conservation to minimising waste, they explore their approach to sustainability and the many initiatives we have in place. Please read more: Sustainability_at_The_Brewery.pdf



The menu for this event has been chosen with sustainability in mind. We will be offering a meat-free menu, with sustainably sourced fish and where possible, the venue looks to source local/ regional ingredients to minimise delivery impacts in order to reduce CO2 emissions from delivery of suppliers.



The Architects’ Journal chooses its suppliers with a bias towards those partners who take sustainability seriously.

EVENT COLLATERAL, SIGNAGNE AND EXHIBITION STANDS - Our event guide programmes and tickets are electronic instead of printed. The signage we use is from  Insite Graphics which holds  ISO14001 certification . Event signage is all either recyclable, reusable,  or used to provide community power when disposed of – none will go to landfill. All the ink is water-based and much of our signage is moving to carboard-based alternatives, recyclable in generic paper waste collections. For more information click here .

AV SUPPLIER – we have chosen our AV supplier based on their positive sustainability policy, which you can read here .

COURIERS  – we request electric vehicles for our preferred couriers Santis Global. For more information click here .

TRANSPORT – employees are encouraged to take public transport to event or to travel using our ‘uber green’ company account. For more information click here .

LANYARDS  – where possible, we will source lanyards that are made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, and we aim for these to be returned, disinfected, and reused.



This section of the website isn’t just dedicated to shouting about how great we are for doing what we should have been doing all along. We need to do better. We would love to hear from you on how you think we could improve. Please email any conference suggestions to and awards suggestions to . You can also complete the post-event survey which will be emailed to you after the event.