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.

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  • Business

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: The opportunities to business of improving resource efficiency

    The opportunities to business of improving resource efficiency

    This study forms part of the Commission’s on-going analysis of the opportunities to be gained from improving resource efficiency and how best to help businesses realise the potential economic, as well as environmental and social benefit.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Manufacturing

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: Guide to Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing

    Guide to Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing

    This is a guide to resource efficiency for the manufacturing industry, aimed specifically at SMEs. It outlines benefits to manufacturing companies and lists measures that can be used to improve resource efficiency. This guide also contains a number of case studies.

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    Format: Guide 2015
  • Tourism

    Energy Efficiency; Resource Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

    Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

    This report, prepared for the European Commission, gives detailed suggestions of best environmental management practices in the tourism sector. It looks at a number of areas across the sector such as water, waste, energy, destination management, accommodation and catering.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Retail

    Energy Efficiency; Resource Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Best Environmental Management Practice in the Retail Sector

    Best Environmental Management Practice in the Retail Sector

    This report, prepared for the European Commission, gives detailed suggestions of best environmental management practices in the retail sector. It looks at a number of areas across the sector such as energy, waste, water, supply chain management and transport & logistics.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Business

    Green Economy; Resource Efficiency

    Title: A Guide to Eco-innovation for SME's and Business Coaches

    A Guide to Eco-innovation for SME’s and Business Coaches

    This guide overviews emerging business opportunities eco-innovation has to offer to companies that reconsider business models, develop new products, technologies and services or improve production processes.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Review of Costs and Benefits of Energy Savings

    Review of Costs and Benefits of Energy Savings

    This report examines the key concepts and terms of energy efficiency, presents empirical evidence for the benefits for energy conservation from residential/building sector, industry sector, transport and energy infrastructure.

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    Format: Report 2013
  • Government

    Waste Prevention

    Title: Guidelines on Waste Prevention Programmes

    Guidelines on Waste Prevention Programmes

    This guide advises EU member states on the establishment of a National Waste Prevention program by documenting national and regional examples, framework for implementation and policy options

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    Format: Guide 2012
  • Government

    Waste Prevention

    Title: Tips and Advice on How to Create an Efficient Waste Prevention Programme

    Tips and Advice on How to Create an Efficient Waste Prevention Programme

    Guide detailing the establishment and monitoring of a waste prevention program with outlines of obligations and opportunities, methodology and examples of success

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    Format: Guide 2012
  • Government

    Waste Prevention

    Title: Preparing a Waste Prevention Programme

    Preparing a Waste Prevention Programme

    This guide clarifies the important concepts in the establishment of a National Waste Prevention program for national, regional and local authorities and options for a specific waste type and administrative level

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    Format: Guide 2012