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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 :

Your guide about measuring to manage your resources

Raw materials, waste, energy and water. This guide has got them covered. By measuring what you use, you can use less – and do more with the money you save. 

Your guide to measuring and monitoring water use

When you start to measure your water use, you are more than likely to find surprisingly easy ways to use less of it. Plus get the satisfaction of seeing the ‘before and after’ results, of your work when you’ve put water saving measures in place.  

Your guide on how to save money on your water bill

An easy-read that explains how you can record your use and set your baseline. You can choose to do some quick fixes or consider inventive ways to save water such as counter current rinsing or rainwater harvesting. 

Boiler replacement tool

If you are the initial stage of your building project you will be faced with a bewildering choice of heating technologies. This tool covers annual fuel consumption, emissions and costs for; electricity, natural gas, woodchip and district heating.

Tool to optimise your heating

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

Guide on how to save money and energy on heating the workplace

Read about how to access your heating requirements, avoid common pitfalls, insulate and ventilate and upgrade boilers without breaking the bank. 

How to audit your business energy consumption

Read our free guide - How to Conduct an Energy Audit and use it in conjunction with the Energy Audit Action Plan and Energy Audit Checklist. We’re here to help you find ways to cut your energy consumption and costs. 

How to measure and monitor your business energy use

You can only measure what you are monitoring and it’s no different with energy. Our guide shows you how to keep track of your energy usage plus a simple energy tracking spreadsheet keeps your records handy.

Construction procurement presents a huge opportunity to reduce waste and make cost savings

To maximise waste reduction and recovery, good practice must be adopted as early as possible, ideally through procurement.

As an enabler of change, Zero Waste Scotland has developed an online interactive guide to reduce waste, and enhance re-use and recycling, through design and site waste management for construction, renovation and demolition.

Recycling & Re-use Directory

The Recycling and Re-use Directory is a search tool that provides information on re-use and recycling services in your area.  

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