Green Business Seminar to help Tipperary businesses to save money

Companies from the Tipperary area are encouraged to attend a free Sustainable Business Seminar on May 26th in Horse and Jockey. The morning seminar begins at 9.30 in the Horse and Jockey Hotel and will continue until lunchtime.

Tipperary Green Business Network in association with Tipperary Energy Agency is holding a seminar entitled “Ireland’s Energy Challenge – Community Solutions”. The seminar is organised by the Tipperary Green Business Network and the Green Business programme which is a free resource that helps businesses save money by reducing their energy and water usage.

The informative seminar will explore and examine topics such as energy efficient technologies for SMEs, how an environmental management system can give businesses of all sizes a commercial advantage over their competitors as well as why and how to reduce a business’ carbon footprint.

When asked why local business should attend, Sean O Farrell, Chairperson of the Tipperary Green Business Network said:

“This is a great opportunity for businesses in the Tipperary area of all sizes and types to hear from other businesses about what savings can be achieved if you are more efficient in your use of water and energy on site and in your waste management practices”.

All businesses are welcome to attend the morning seminar. For more information or to book a place visit

The seminar is organised with the support of the EPA, Ibec, Tipperary Green Business Network and the Southern Region Waste Management Office. Speakers on the day include representatives from SEAI, Calor, GET Solutions and Electric Ireland.

For more information on the Green Business programme and the Tipperary Green Business Network visit and


9.30 – Welcome
Sean O’ Farrell, Chairperson, Tipperary Green Business Network

9.40 – Green Business Update
James Hogan, Green Business Programme Manager

10.00 – Promoting Resource Efficiency & The Circular Economy
Margaret Murphy, Resource Efficiency Officer, SRWMO

10.10 – ISO 14001 – EMS – What is it and how and can it benefit my business?
Shane Curran, Sure Leaf

10.30 – Energy Efficient technologies for SMEs
Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency

10.50 – Q & A

11.00 – Coffee

11.20 – Reducing the Carbon Footprint of your Business
Calor Gas

11.35 – Smile Resource Exchange Update
Katherine Corkery, SMILE Resource Exchange

11.55 – Smarter Living for Business
Paul Courtney, Kingspan ESB

12.10 – Overcoming challenges & creating benefits for your business
Mark McConnell, ECOS, Environmental Consultants

12.30 – Compostables
John Lynch, Recycling Consultant, Down to Earth Materials

12.50 – Q & A