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.

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    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
  • Manufacturing

    Energy Efficiency; Resource Efficiency

    Title: Top Tips for material and energy use (Manufacturing)

    Top Tips for material and energy use (Manufacturing)

    This Guide offers some simple but cost effective actions to help reduce energy bills (Manufacturing)

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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
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: SME Guide to Energy Efficiency

    SME Guide to Energy Efficiency

    A guide for SMEs providing tips, benefits & possible technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of their business.  There are sections regarding heating, lighting, office equipment & production equipment with a number of case studies in each section.

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    Format: Guide 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
  • Industry

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: CG Power Systems reducing energy consumption and costs

    CG Power Systems reducing energy consumption and costs

    In this video, including an interview with James McMahon, Managing Director, CG Power Systems Ireland outlines how the company became involved with Green Business, the process of the activities and the significant benefits that were accrued.

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    Format: Video 2014
  • Manufacturing

    Waste Prevention

    Title: True Temper Case Study

    True Temper Case Study

    This project involved the investigation, piloting and implementation of a switch from carbon steel, the current raw material for blade manufacture, to boron steel. €50,000 pa savings.

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    Format: Case Studies 2006
  • Manufacturing

    Waste Prevention

    Title: Sturdy Products Case Study

    Sturdy Products Case Study

    In this project the supply of Sturdy Products primary raw material – polyethylene powder – was moved from being in disposable 20 kg bags to 1,000 kg reusable bulk containers.

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    Format: Case Studies 2006