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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  • 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
  • Business

    Green Economy

    Title: Growth and Employment in the Green Economy in Ireland

    Growth and Employment in the Green Economy in Ireland

    This report provides an outline of some of the key developments in the Green Economy in Ireland with examples of enterprises and projects which are creating jobs, driving exports and improving competitiveness through their activities.

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    Format: Report 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

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Energy in Ireland

    Energy in Ireland

    This report examines energy trends since 1990, discusses the underlying factors and relates trends to Government and EU targets to inform and document progression

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    Format: Report 2012
  • 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: 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
  • 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

    Food Waste

    Title: Guidelines on the Preparation of Food Waste Prevention Programmes

    Guidelines on the Preparation of Food Waste Prevention Programmes

    This guide advises on the establishment of a National Waste Prevention Program in developing strategies for biodegradable municipal waste

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    Format: Guide 2011
  • Business

    Green Economy

    Title: Future Skills Needs of Enterprise within the Green Economy in Ireland

    Future Skills Needs of Enterprise within the Green Economy in Ireland

    This report informs education and training providers on the required alignment of their programmes to meet enterprise needs and help individuals make an informed decision around potential employment opportunities.

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    Format: Report 2010