GreenBusiness is one of the flagship programmes of the National Waste Prevention Programme. It has joined forces with IBEC to hold a series of seminars, aimed at advising SMEs on how to improve energy management in their business, cut costs and enhance profitability during these tough economic times (which are made more difficult by growing energy costs).
Established five years ago, GreenBusiness is a FREE and confidential resource efficiency service for all types of SMEs inIreland. It aims to deliver resource efficiency improvements and cost savings for businesses, through waste prevention and reductions in water and energy consumption.
Recent resource efficiency assessments of Irish SMEs revealed potential savings of €70,000 on average for companies visited, in areas including water, waste and energy management, with €20,000 of these savings achievable with merely better practices, at little or no cost to the business.
The free seminars, this May in Cork, Limerick and Dublin, are guaranteed to be a very worthwhile investment of management and staff time. They will include presentations from Green Business, SEAI, Philips Lighting, Verde LED and Resource Kraft. Case Studies from the food and drinks sectors will also be presented and discussed.
Some of the energy management issues that will be discussed:
* Key strategies required for good energy management;
* Reducing your energy bills, choosing the right tariffs and avoiding penalties;
* Guide to installing efficient lighting for your facility;
* Energy management solutions for the food and drinks industry;
* Case studies from industry.
James Hogan, Programme Manager with GreenBusiness claims that on average €40,000 in energy cost savings have been identified for companies which have availed of a Green Business resource efficient assessment. James states: “Every business has the potential to better manage its energy consumption, some more than others. There are significant opportunities for business who have not taken a structured approach to energy management.”
Dates and venues:
Dublin – 28th May – IBEC Offices, Confederation House, 84/86 Lower Baggot Street.
Limerick – 30th May- Castletroy Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Limerick.
Cork – 31st May –Tourism & HospitalityBuilding, CIT, Bishopstown, Cork.