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Tools and Guides

We have a range of practical tools and guides that will help you cut costs, reduce waste, and save energy and resources

Scroll down our list, to source what you need to build in resource efficiency to your business :

Simple lighting calculator tool

Did you know that lighting can be as much as a fifth of an energy bill? You can work out just how much you are spending by keeping the lights burning with this easy-peasy tool. 

Tool to optimise your heating controls

Get a handle on your heating by recording your building’s temperature to find the ideal temperature setting for different areas of your business. 

Calculate costs of a lighting improvement project

Upgrading to energy efficient lighting will save you cash. Work out just how much based on your number of light fittings and estimated running hours per year. Analysis includes; initial layout costs, potential savings and payback period.

Resource Efficiency Pledge

This Scottish Government-backed scheme encourages Scottish businesses to save energy, water and raw materials, by showing their commitment to resource efficiency. 

12 ways your office can help tackle the plastic problem

In Scotland practical steps are being taken to reduce reliance on single-use products and protect our natural environment.  This guide shares a range of no and low-cost actions your business can take now to reduce plastic in your workplace.

Resource Efficiency Suppliers

Quickly find suppliers of resource efficient solutions.

Biomass heating project procurement guide

Many organisations are looking for ways to reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint and exposure to fluctuations in the cost of fossil fuels. Biomass is a good way of doing this as it produces low carbon heat at a reduced cost compared with that for conventional forms of heating. However, with a host of technologies and fuel supply options to choose from, finding the solution that will work best for you can seem daunting. This guide will help. It gives you clear step-by-step guidance and all the information you need to have informed conversations with potential suppliers, avoid common pitfalls and procure a biomass system that best fits your organisation’s needs.

Develop a business case for energy efficiency projects

Accessing finance is often a major barrier to the implementation of energy efficiency projects in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and, ultimately, the business benefits that these projects can deliver.

If you are planning an energy efficiency project in your business and need to access finance, this guide will help you. It will show you how to prepare a robust business case for investment to your senior management or external lenders.

Green network for businesses

We often learn best when we learn from each other, which is why we’ve devised our green network. Plug into a network of like-minded organisations and experience resource efficiency in action in your area.

Green office guide - reduce your carbon footprint

An office can create a heavy carbon footprint. Lighten the load with our essential guide, the practical handbook for the in-house eco-warrior. It contains all you need to know to slash energy and water consumption and prevent waste through thoughtful procurement, re-use and recycling. Not only will these ideas help you to clean up your act, it will trim your overall costs and buff up your environmental credentials. One day, all offices could be like this! 

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