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.

You can also refine the results to select Irish resources and you can sort by date.

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  • 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
  • Retail

    Energy Efficiency; Refrigeration

    Title: Chilling Energy Costs - A guide to implementing energy saving opportunities for independent retailers in Northern Ireland

    Chilling Energy Costs – A guide to implementing energy saving opportunities for independent retailers in Northern Ireland

    This UK guide gives information on opportunities to reduce energy spend on refrigeration in the retail sector.

    Keywords: Download
    Format: Guide 2012
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Better Business Guide to Saving Energy

    Better Business Guide to Saving Energy

    This guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be made with little or no cost.

    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.

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    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
  • Business

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: Resource Efficiency and Process Improvement - A Guide for Scottish SMEs

    Resource Efficiency and Process Improvement – A Guide for Scottish SMEs

    This guide explains the business benefits of actively managing your resource efficiency and process improvement initiatives and describes techniques for achieving this effectively and efficiently. It also gives practical step by-step methods and tips for ‘quick-wins’ that will drive improvement, reduce risk and build confidence.

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    Format: Guide 2011
  • Business

    Behaviour

    Title: Environmental Improvement Through Behaviour Change – An Introduction A guide for Scottish SMEs

    Environmental Improvement Through Behaviour Change – An Introduction A guide for Scottish SMEs

    This guide will provide you with:
    • an understanding of why behavior change is crucial to long-term resource efficiency;
    • the ability to develop an integrated package of interventions that will change workplace behaviour;
    • the know how to develop communications designed to motivate people; and
    • the ability to create a behavior change communication plan.

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    Format: Guide 2011
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Green Office - A Guide to Running a More Cost-effective and Environmentally Sustainable Office

    Green Office – A Guide to Running a More Cost-effective and Environmentally Sustainable Office

    The guide covers the common environmental impacts of a typical office and the advice given emphasises the importance of considering the principles of the waste hierarchy when dealing with office waste.

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    Format: Guide 2011