Opéra National de Paris Announces New Ecological Initiatives

By David Salazar

The Opéra National de Paris has announced initiatives to make the company’s initiatives and activities more ecological.

“Art is born from constraint; integrating environmental challenges to our activities is not an obstacle to the liberty of creation but inversely, an opportunity to enrich the way we think about projects and the way the Opéra interacts with its public and partners,” said Alexander Neef, the company’s general director in the press statement.

To that effect, the company outlined numerous steps it would take over the next 10 years, including reducing the use of electricity by 10 percent; making sure that electricity is run from renewable energy sources; decreasing the use of water at the Opéra Bastille by 30 percent; improving the quality of the products utilized in restoration; and installing a park using LED in the public area of the Opéra Bastille.

The company also outlined several advances it had made in 2022 and 2023 toward this overall goal, including improving its heating system, controlling the temperature in its buildings, and the increased use of LED lights for productions and the buildings at large.

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