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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  • Education

    Energy Efficiency; Resource Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Resource Efficiency Guide for Schools

    Resource Efficiency Guide for Schools

    This guide provides information about improving resource efficiency in schools regarding water, energy & waste management. It also includes case studies of resource efficiency projects in schools in Scotland.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2015
  • Business

    Behaviour; Resource Efficiency

    Title: Quick Guide to Changing Behaviour

    Quick Guide to Changing Behaviour

    A factsheet highlighting the importance of staff awareness with regards to resource efficiency & ways of encouraging staff to participate.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2015
  • Retail

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Quick Guide to Energy Saving

    Quick Guide to Energy Saving

    A factsheet providing quick tips on reducing energy consumption in retail businesses, focusing on refrigeration, lighting and HVAC.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2015
  • Business

    Water Management

    Title: A Guide to Improving Water Efficiency

    A Guide to Improving Water Efficiency

    A 10-step good practice guide to support water management
    and efficiency improvements for businesses.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 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.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Report 2015
  • Business

    Water Management

    Title: Implementing a Water Minimisation Programme: A complete guide for organisations in Scotland

    Implementing a Water Minimisation Programme: A complete guide for organisations in Scotland

    This guide aims to take an organization through a step-by-step programme of improvement. It looks at assessing the baseline through data collection exercises, provides some technological solutions to common water issues, presents information on how to collate data and describes how to implement a successful water minimization action plan and programme.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2012
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Managing your utilities to reduce costs and improve your environmental performance

    Managing your utilities to reduce costs and improve your environmental performance

    This fact sheet is aimed at helping you to manage your utilities. It provides you with top tips on managing your utilities quickly, easily and at low or no cost. Implementing many small changes can be just as effective as one big one, and may cost less to carry out.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2011
  • Business

    Behaviour

    Title: How to implement behaviour change and develop an environmental awareness campaign

    How to implement behaviour change and develop an environmental awareness campaign

    This fact sheet explains how to develop an environmental awareness campaign and provides guidance on successfully communicating change within your business.

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    Format: Guide 2011
  • Business

    Green Procurement

    Title: Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Procurement: A Guide for Scottish SMEs

    Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Procurement: A Guide for Scottish SMEs

    This guide explains the benefits of actively managing your customers and supply chain. Techniques are explained for assessing the environmental impact of the goods and services you supply and purchase. Practical steps are provided that can be taken to improve the sustainability of your supply chain, enabling you to identify opportunities for making environmental improvements in your organisation and in your supply chain.

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    Format: Guide 2011