Conferences, events & meetings

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is an award-winning green business venue in the heart of the city centre, just 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 and exhibition space that can support parties of up to 280 delegates.

As a working building, ECCI hosts businesses and organisations working towards a low carbon economy with around 1,000 people coming 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 an on site cafe open to all visitors and members of the public (open Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm).

ECCI is part of the University of Edinburgh’s estate and was opened by HRH Princess Anne. A leading hub for low carbon business activity in the UK, the venue has attracted a wide range of high profile events such as Shell Springboard, the VIBES Awards and the Saltire 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 website:

If you have any specific queries about planning your visit please contact the ECCI reception: +44 (0)131 650 5326.

Green events guide

Hosting event at the ECCI will significantly contribute to your event’s sustainability, however there is always a way to improve and make your next conference or meeting greener. We have prepared an informative guide to provide you with inspiration.

Our Top tips for green events guide is available to all staff, clients and contractors.

Innovation & Energy Efficiency

A combination of new technologies, innovative methods, common sense, and attention to detail has made ECCI's new building an exemplar of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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