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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 :

Staff Engagement Toolkit

Our free staff engagement planner gives you step-by-step actions for motivating staff in your business. It contains links to all the free resources in our staff engagement toolkit, including posters, stickers, staff training presentations and quizzes.

How to become a greener retailer and boost profits

A recent study showed that over a third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact. Going green isn’t just about protecting the environment – it makes good business sense too. It will help satisfy your customers’ demands and enhance your competitive position as well as saving you money and boosting profits. This guide provides practical advice and ideas to help retailers get started and will help you: measure and monitor your resource use; reduce the energy costs associated with your lighting, heating and refrigeration; save water; manage waste; and understand what next steps you can take.

Green network for businesses

We learn best when we learn from each other, which is why we’ve devised our green network, allowing you to plug into a network of like-minded organisations and see resource efficiency in action.

Just type in your postcode, and we'll plug you into your local network. We know you're busy, so we've enabled you to refine your search to specifics. Search by sector, by age of premises or by resource efficiency measures in the supply chain. Look up renewable technology options for being greener – from PV solar to biomass wood-chip boilers. The green network also enables you to see what the competition is up to, share information and best practice, and perhaps even lay the foundations for profitable partnerships.

Green office guide

The office can have a heavy carbon footprint. Lighten the load with our essential green office guide, the practical handbook for the in-house eco-warrior. Containing all you need to know to slash water and energy consumption, and reduce 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! Grab our green office guide and get ahead of the field.

Lighting improvements calculator tool

Before you spend your hard earned cash on new lighting, do make use of the calculator that will help you work out your initial costs, potential savings and payback period. 

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.

Lighting calculator

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. 

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. 

Your guide to managing food waste

When you are in the business of food the last thing you want to be doing is wasting it. Our free, comprehensive guide helps you lead the food waste prevention revolution. Sensible housekeeping, considered menu-planning and practical disposal, we’ve got it covered. 

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