Frieze London Fair Audits

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Carbon footprint of Frieze London, 2018 vs. 2019

• Hope Solutions carried out environmental audits for Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions for Frieze London 2018 and 2019. 
• They found that by far the largest contributor was the diesel fuel used to power the generators at the fair. 
• In 2019 Frieze changed to HVO biofuel, reducing these emissions by 67%. 
• It should be noted that these emissions are solely for Scope 1 & 2 at Frieze London, and do not include Scope 3, such as travel by Frieze staff, heating of the Frieze offices, nor any footprint of the gallery staff, artworks or visitors to the fairs. 

 

  2018 2019
  Amount              CO2 (tonnes) Amount    CO2 (tonnes)
Fuel        
Diesel  74467 litres 205.5 29722 L 82.03         
Biofuel (HVO) 0 0 45776 L 1.45
Gas 1786 Kg 2.05 1316 Kg 1.52
Waste        
Recycling  Not recorded     42.8 tonnes 0.92
EfW Not recorded   86.1 tonnes 1.84
Water        
Borehole Not recorded   200 m3 0
Mains (potable)   Not recorded   161 m3 0.06
Waste water Not recorded   343 m3 0.28
             
Total   207.55   88.1
Visitors   61353   58182
CO2 per visitor   3.38 Kg   1.51 Kg