Conferences, Events & Meetings

award winning, green business venue in the heart of the city

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is an award winning, green business venue in the heart of the city centre, only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station.


This unique building opened in October 2013 and is the first historic, refurbished building in the UK to achieve the building sustainability BREEAM Outstanding Award.

ECCI offers top-of-the-range technology in first class surroundings with a range of conferencing spaces, meeting rooms and a stunning atrium networking/exhibition space that can support parties of up to 280 delegates.

As a working building the Centre hosts businesses and organisations working towards creating a low carbon economy with around 1000 people through its doors every month for meetings, conferences and events - offering excellent promotional, networking and partnership opportunities.

Catering partners Edinburgh First can cater for a range of events, delivering anything from meeting refreshments to formal dinners. There is a Cafe on site open to all visitors and members of the public during opening hours (normally Mon to Fri from 8.30am - 5pm).

Because of its ethos, its beautiful design, and the wonderful staff who work there, the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is my favourite meeting venue in the city of Edinburgh — Professor Stephen Gilmore, Director of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science

ECCI is part of Edinburgh University’s estate and was opened by her HRH Princess Anne on October 2013. Fast becoming the hub for low carbon business activity in the UK, the venue has attracted a wide range of high profile events and attendees such as the Shell Springboard Awards, Vibes and Salitre Awards.


ECCI is fully wheelchair accessible and induction loops are installed for the hard of hearing.

More details on accessibility at the University of Edinburgh:

If you have any specific queries about planning your visit please contact the ECCI reception: +44 (0) 131 505326

Watch our 'New home video' 

Complete with a virtual tour by lead architect Calum Duncan


The Centre is within easy walking distance of the city's main transport hubs and home to fantastic architecture, history and green space and very amenable for walking around.


Discover more about the rooms & facilities and take a video tour of the building.

Make an enquiry

Complete this easy to use booking form to make an initial enquiry. 


The fascinating and sometimes gruesome history of ECCI's new building at High School Yards includes tales of Medieval Knights and Burke and Hare, a place where Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Walter Scott share the billing with tales of murder, mystery and…the invention of the blackboard.

Energy efficiency

The combination of new technologies, innovative methods, common sense, and attention to detail, means that our new home is on course to becoming the first ever development of its kind to achieve an “outstanding” rating from BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability rating system for the built environment.

Get in touch

Use the room booking enquiry form to make an initial enquire about the availability of rooms. 

To arrange a visit and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Annabel (or Charlotte) in the events team:

t: +44 (0)131 6505326

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Old High School, Infirmary Street Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

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