Business Energy & Resource Efficiency
Leaner & Greener is Better Business
Why should my business be energy & resource
From a purely economic perspective, wasting less and being
efficient with the utilities
and materials you use will save your business money and
improve your profit margins!
It's not just energy and fuel that contribute to business running
costs - minimising all materials and supplies you have to buy and
then pay to dispose of as waste, will improve competitiveness as
well as reducing your environmental impact.
You will also be able to advertise your green credentials to ever
more environmentally-aware customers, to help you gain new
business. See our
Business Resource Efficiency fact sheet for how this could help
So how do I save energy & money?
For ways to reduce your water, waste and energy use to
improve your profitability - and help your business survive as
energy prices soar - see the links below.
These give contact details of organisations who can help you
further with advice, information and grants:
- Richmondshire District Council's a
Business Waste Handbook has advice on how your business
can save money through waste elimination, minimisation, re-using,
recycling and disposal, including details of lots of useful
contacts to help you with advice and funding on resource and energy
- The Carbon Trust website is
mainly tailored to larger businesses but they do have an
online tool to help
calculate how much your organisation can save with
Yorkshire support businesses of all types to become greener
through their Environment Voucher grants, but also offer active
support if you're starting a business in the green sector e.g.
involving renewable or low-carbon energy.