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 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
  • Business

    Water Management

    Title: Reducing Your Water Consumption

    Reducing Your Water Consumption

    This guide is intended to help organisations that use water for ‘domestic’ purposed and non-process use at industrial, manufacturing and other sites to consider and evaluate a variety of cost-effective water saving devices and practices

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Business

    Waste Prevention

    Title: Packaging Optimisation for SMEs

    Packaging Optimisation for SMEs

    This guide explains the basics of packaging optimisation and how to develop an action plan to save money and the environments critical resources.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Online calculatorĀ to choose an energy efficient product

    Online calculatorĀ 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).

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • 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.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • 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; Transport; Waste Prevention

    Title: Greener guide for home-based businesses

    Greener guide for home-based businesses

    Online guide for people working from home to reduce energy use, prevent waste and use sustainable transport methods.

    Keywords: Link
    Format: Online Guide 2013
  • Offices

    Energy Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Green Office: A guide to Running a more cost-effective Environmentally Sustainable Office

    Green Office: A guide to Running a more cost-effective Environmentally Sustainable Office

    This guide is designed to help small and medium-sized offices save money, improve environmental performance and respond to environmental enquiries from suppliers and customers.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Food

    Food Waste; Waste Prevention

    Title: Estimates of waste in the food and drink supply chain

    Estimates of waste in the food and drink supply chain

    This report contains estimates for the amount of waste in the UK supply chain of food and drink.

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    Format: Report 2013