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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  • Offices

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: 50 tips on greening your office space

    50 tips on greening your office space

    Poster for your office with 50 tips to green your office!

    Keywords: Link
    Format: Graphics 2017
  • 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.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2015
  • Public sector

    Green Procurement

    Title: Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector

    Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector

    This document provides guidance and criteria for green public procurement for several sectors in Ireland including: Transport, Energy, Construction, Food and Catering Services, Cleaning Products and Services, Textiles and Uniforms, IT Equipment and Paper.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2014
  • Public sector

    Green Procurement

    Title: Guide for sustainable procurement of services

    Guide for sustainable procurement of services

    This guide describes the issues to consider when procuring services, such as financial, best practice performance criteria that can be used in approaches to market and possible contract requirements.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2013
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Online calculator to choose an energy efficient product

    Online calculator to choose an energy efficient product

    Australian online tool that gives energy efficiency and star ratings for a range of electrical appliances that carry an energy label and allows user to compare products. It also lists products residential, commercial and industrial which have been registered for minimum energy performance standards (MEPS).

    Keywords: Download
    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.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Report 2013
  • Public sector

    Green Procurement

    Title: Sustainable procurement guide

    Sustainable procurement guide

    This guide aims to assist Australian Government purchasers to include sustainability considerations in all stages of the procurement process, from identifying the business need to disposing of goods.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2013
  • Business

    Water Management

    Title: Water Efficiency and Self-Conducted Water Audits for Commercial and Institutional Facilities

    Water Efficiency and Self-Conducted Water Audits for Commercial and Institutional Facilities

    This guide aims to familiarise facility mangers with the concept of water efficiency, implementing a water efficiency program and identify opportunities in water efficiency programs

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2013
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Energy Performance Optimisation Guide

    Energy Performance Optimisation Guide

    This guide describes how to develop, quantify, implement and measure energy performance solutions in a commercial office space

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2012