IET Glasgow: Teacher Building

14 St Enoch Square

Glasgow G1 4DB

0141 566 1871

Accessibility and Environment


Building accessibility

IET Glasgow: Teacher Building provides full accessibility throughout the venue with ground-level access into reception and lift access to every floor for easy access to any and every meeting space.

The Laphroaig Lecture Theatre has disabled access for up to 8 guests as well as a removable ramp on request to reach the staging area. Back seat rows can also be removed to allow further comfort and space for wheelchairs as well as an alternative side entrance to the theatre’s lower level.

If you require specific information about a particular room within our venue, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.

Please note:
Lift measurements: Width 42” 67cm
Door opening: Width 27” 67cm, Height 78” 198cm

Environmental policy

As part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a registered charity, we are passionate about our environmental policy and the well-being of our staff and customers, keeping every part of our service flexible and adaptable.

All venues in the IET Venues group are fully committed to reducing their impact on the environment, and as such IET Glasgow: Teacher Building has adopted the following approach across all events.

How are we reducing our environmental impact?

  • We have been awarded a Gold accreditation by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)
  • The Carbon Trust have declared our city-centre venue as being carbon neutral. When you hold your event with us, we offset your carbon footprint
  • We operate an on-site water purification system to eliminate unnecessary water bottle transportation
  • We rigorously turn off all lighting and air conditioning when not in use
  • We promote our video conferencing facilities for both internal and external events to reduce unnecessary travel
  • We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible
  • We use Fairtrade products for the majority of Teas and Coffees served

We continue to explore ways to reduce paper within IET Glasgow: Teacher Building and the IET Venues Group:

  • We will continue to make the process from enquiry through to final invoice one which is paperless
  • We no longer produce a venue brochure as all relevant information can be found on the website
  • We have added new links to the website to help our customers find information on travelling to the venue, things to see and do around Glasgow and to enable customers to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys

What can you do to help?

Be a responsible visitor - seven things you can do to help save the planet:

  1. Conserve energy - Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if the heating is on. The Energy Saving Trust provides information on what you can do at home
  2. Give the car a rest - Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. See our transport page for directions
  3. Shop local - Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts in our region. Ask about local markets or local and regional organic produce
  4. Reduce, reuse and recycle - Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. Try and recycle any waste you have. Every space in our venue has recycling bins for different materials to support you in this
  5. Be water wise - Please use water wisely. Turn off the tap fully - whether you had turned it on in the first place or not!
  6. Respect nature - Help us look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly
  7. Support Green Tourism Businesses - There are hundreds of businesses trying to reduce their environmental impacts through the GTBS. Businesses are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold for their efforts to be more environmentally responsible

Our pledge

We are committed to engaging and supporting customers, team members and our community through everyday acts.

Customers

  • We have added new links to the website to help our customers find information on travelling to the venue, things to see and do around Glasgow and to enable customers to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys

Team members

Continue to raise awareness of all team members and customers at IET Glasgow: Teacher Building:

  • Ongoing as part of our Annual Appraisal process and Staff quarterly Action Plans
  • We will continue to hold regular team meetings which include feedback on relevant green issues
  • We will continue to carry out Environmental Awareness training such as that provided by Carbon Trust as well as other similar organisations
  • All team members have completed a Green Awareness questionnaire in 2015
  • We will continue to run Customer Environmental Awareness Campaigns over the course of the year

Community

Continue to expand our links with the local community through working with local charities and associations.

  • We will continue to offer reduced room hire rates and day delegate rates for charities, associations and not-for-profit organisations
  • We have continued to support the Marie Trust - a Glasgow-based homelessness charity - throughout 2016
  • Team members from IET Glasgow: Teacher Building along with members from other IET Venues have taken part in the Pedal for Scotland, Glasgow to Edinburgh cycle run and abseil off the Titan crane in Glasgow in support of The Marie Trust and the Rucksack Appeal in 2015 

The Inspiration behind IET Glasgow: Teacher Building Supporting the Marie Trust

"While walking into work every day I noticed that the number of homeless people in doorways on my route to IET Glasgow: Teacher Building was ever increasing.

"We in Glasgow are a caring and giving people and to that end we decided to support the Marie Trust - a Glasgow-based homelessness charity helping homeless people in Glasgow to help themselves

"Every penny raised by your donation will be spent on equipment for this project.

"Thank you for your help and support."

Andrew Horsburgh
Venue Manager - IET Glasgow: Teacher Building

The Green Tourism Business Scheme

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