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

    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.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Case Studies 2015
  • Agriculture

    Resource Efficiency; Waste Prevention

    Title: National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2014

    National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2014

    National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2014.

    Waste Prevention is a critical part of resource efficiency and addresses not just ‘waste’ but wastage of
    resources in the broadest terms. Reducing inefficient or inappropriate use of raw materials and
    resources clearly offers a more sustainable path to prosperity and reduces environmental impact.
    Prevention of waste is at the pinnacle of the waste hierarchy and may be achieved through reducing the
    overall demand for goods and services and/or by imposing production efficiency through using less (or at
    least less harmful) materials throughout the life-cycle of a product or service.

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    Format: Guide 2015
  • Food

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Food & Drink Processing: Introducing energy saving opportunities for business

    Food & Drink Processing: Introducing energy saving opportunities for business

    This guide gives an overview of energy saving measures for food & drink processing businesses, highlighting the main areas of opportunity.

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    Format: Guide 2015
  • Food

    Emissions; Energy; Food Waste; Waste; Water

    Title: An Initial Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Grocery Products

    An Initial Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Grocery Products

    This report provides an estimation of the total environmental impact of over 200 grocery products; including related GHG emissions, embedded energy, water footprint, material input & consumer waste.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Food

    Food Waste; Waste Prevention

    Title: Opportunities for Resource Efficiency in the Food & Drink Sector

    Opportunities for Resource Efficiency in the Food & Drink Sector

    This report analyses the results of a number of waste prevention reviews across companies belonging to the Food & Drink Federation (FDF). The report also details a number of recommendations to improve efficiency.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Fish processing

    Energy Efficiency; Refrigeration

    Title: Refrigeration Best Practice Video

    Refrigeration Best Practice Video

    This very useful video, from Bord Iascaigh Mhara, briefly outlines some of the main issues regarding energy efficient refrigeration.

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    Format: Video 2014
  • Food

    Energy Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Lakeland Dairies case study

    Lakeland Dairies case study

    This cases study shows the potential benefits to Lakeland Dairies using the Green Business Programme outlining waste prevention and energy efficiency options.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Case Studies 2013
  • Construction

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: Zero Waste South Australia industry case studies

    Zero Waste South Australia industry case studies

    Series of short case studies from several sectors from Zero Waste SA’s Industry Program that helps companies take a more sustainable approach to their waste management and resource use to improve results on their triple bottom line of financial, environmental and social returns.

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    Format: Case Studies 2013
  • Fish processing

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Island Seafoods Ltd. Make Giant Steps Towards Sustainability

    Island Seafoods Ltd. Make Giant Steps Towards Sustainability

    Case Study on a fish processing plant focusing on managing electricity used for lighting and refrigeration through online monitoring and targeting big energy consumers.

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    Format: Case Studies 2013