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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 :

Green Champions

If you’re keen to go green, our free, online Green Champions training course, broken into bite-size, 20 minute pieces, is designed for busy businesses like yours.

The course includes the case for resource efficiency; how to assess your energy use and needs; quick fixes to upgrade your lighting, heating and water; waste management policies covering reduce, re-use, recycle; and improving staff engagement and senior support.

You can choose to work through the whole course or cherry pick a selection of self-contained modules. Complete the foundation modules to receive your CPD certified Green Champions certificate and access partical and advance level modules. 

Resource Efficiency Pledge

This Scottish Government-backed scheme encourages Scottish businesses to save energy, water and raw materials, by showing their commitment to resource efficiency. 

Take the Pledge, and select three actions to tackle in the next 12 months. These range from reducing your electricity usage by five per cent, to promoting the use of public transport, to reducing the litter your business may accrue. 

In return we can give you branded marketing materials to promote your environmental commitment and one-to-one support to help you complete your chosen actions. And we'll award successful completion with a bronze certificate, which can be further upgraded to silver, gold and platinum.

 

Savings Finder

Psst! Wanna save up to 30 per cent on your energy bills without even trying? Our Savings Finder can help you cut your energy & water use, waste costs and resource-spending, and will take only ten minutes of your time. Simply fill in our quick questionnaire, furnishing us with such info as target areas to examine (water use, building fabric, heating); the nature of your business; where you're at now with your energy efficiency measures, and where you want to be…

Just pop in your details, and a full report will ping to your in-box so you can start making changes and saving money and energy straight away.

Environmental policy

Environmental policies can be tedious, insincere and uninformative. But yours needn't be! Allow us to help you formulate a meaningful environmental policy that communicates the unique nature of your organisation, and your unique contribution to mitigating climate change and meeting your environmental commitments. Don't let your policy be dismal and run-of-the-mill – let it be passionate, articulate, and world-shaking!

Carbon management plans

A carbon management plan is an essential for public sector organisation's, in order to formulate a measurable and achievable strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in line with Scottish Government commitments

We have guides, tools & templates to help you develop a carbon management plan so you can start reducing your organisations emissions.  

Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT)

The Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT) has been specially devised to assist public sector organisations comply with the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, both in terms of meeting carbon emissions reductions targets and reporting to the Scottish Government.

It can help you assess your current performance and make an action plan for the future.

Run your own switch-off campaign

Save energy, and the environment, at the flick of a switch. It really is that easy, and will save you a surprising amount of money. A switch-off campaign is a simple, effective way to engage your staff, and customers, with the business of saving energy, and highlight how much energy we waste every day through leaving lights burning in empty rooms and items humming on standby. Our free resources, including stickers, posters and light-switch templates, will inform, amuse and inspire action. Go on, switch off that currently unused electrical appliance right now!

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.

How to set up a green team

For real change, your office needs its own dedicated task force. A green team, in other words. Find out how to recruit the right people, how to make the business as well as the environmental case for change, how to get everyone on board, and deliver real, sustained improvements. They'll develop their careers, while you develop your sustainability.

A green team is a vital, home-grown resource that will boost your brand and turbo-charge your drive for resource-efficiency.

Environmental management systems (EMS)

Improve your environmental efficiency, cut costs and send out positive, eco-friendly signals to your staff and customers alike, with a coherent, certified environmental management system. We'll help you assess your environmental impact, identify targets, track progress and review it all afterwards.

Want a gold star? We'll show you how!

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