Resources

This section of the green business website allows you to download, for free, many useful resources to help your company become more resource efficient. These include reports, guidebooks, case studies and so on.

You can browse through these, search for the resource that you want or refine by subject/topic, sector and/or format.

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  • Business

    Cost Savings

    Title: Green Business Resource Efficiency Case Studies Book

    Green Business Resource Efficiency Case Studies Book

    Green Business Resource Efficiency Case Studies Book.

    17 Green Business Case Studies. Find out what Kerry Foods, Stillorgan Village, Slaney foods and Ballon Meats did to improve their Resource Efficiency (as well as many more businesses).

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    Format: Case Studies 2017
  • Waste Prevention

    Title: Waste Prevention in Europe - the status in 2014

    Waste Prevention in Europe – the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) that had been adopted by the end of 2014.

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    Format: Report 2016
  • Title: Green Office: A Guide to Running a More Cost-effective and Environmentally Sustainable Office

    Green Office: A Guide to Running a More Cost-effective and Environmentally Sustainable Office

    Most organisations, regardless of sector and size, have an office or administration of some kind. This guide has been designed to help small and medium-sized offices save money, improve environmental performance and respond to environmental enquiries from suppliers and customers. It provides practical solutions that cost nothing or little to
    implement and will enable office workers to identify their impact on the environment.
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    Format: Guide 2016
  • Title: The Sustainable Business

    The Sustainable Business

    A must read!

    The next industrial revolution has begun!  Don’t be left behind!  The Sustainable Business is read in classrooms and businesses across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and China.  For many, it is their first introduction to sustainability and circular economics – and the reason they are interested in these subjects.

    (This edition is updated for 2015, other languages can be found at http://www.efmd.org/research/the-sustainable-business)

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    Format: Guide 2016
  • Business

    Behaviour; Green Economy; Resource Efficiency

    Title: Circular Economy

    Circular Economy

    A new relationship with our good and materials would save resources and energy and create local jobs explains Walter R. Stahel.

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    Format: Report 2016
  • Title: Our Sustainable Future - a framework for sustainable development in Ireland

    Our Sustainable Future – a framework for sustainable development in Ireland

    Our Sustainable Future – a framework for sustainable development in Ireland

    Our Sustainable Future sets out the challenges facing us and how we might address them in making sure that quality of life and general wellbeing can be improved and sustained in the decades to come. It also charts progress achieved since sustainable development became the global focus of attention over twenty years ago and the roles played by the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) in which we have been active participants in advancing the environmental and sustainable development agendas here as elsewhere. Ultimately, the challenge is down to us, our success or failure will be a function of the degree to which we value our natural environment and are prepared to protect it.

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    Format: Guide 2016
  • Business

    Energy; Energy Efficiency; Energy Management; Food Waste; Waste; Waste Prevention; Water; Water Management

    Title: Greening Your Business…how much can you save?”

    Greening Your Business…how much can you save?”

    This guide outlines several case studies that demonstrate a combined saving of over €700,000 made by companies across various industries while working with the Green Business Programme.

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    Format: Case Studies 2015
  • Energy Efficiency; Green Economy

    Title: Circular Economy Evidence Building Programme Remanufacturing Study

    Circular Economy Evidence Building Programme Remanufacturing Study

    Circular economy activities cover the whole length of the supply chain, starting with product design,

    This study, for the first time, estimates that the worldwide turnover in remanufactured products is

    nearly $110 billion, with the European and US industries being roughly equivalent in size. For

    Scotland, this study estimates the size of the remanufacturing industry to be £1.1 billion, employing

    some 19,000 people. Comparatively, remanufacturing is more important to the Scottish economy than

    it is for the UK as a whole.

    The report focuses on 14 sectors.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency; Energy Management; Waste Prevention

    Title: Waste Prevention Guide for Industry & Business

    Waste Prevention Guide for Industry & Business

    This Booklet, produced by CTC demonstrates how our business community can contribute to waste prevention. It introduces the key points in achieving improvements.

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    Format: Guide 2015