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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 :

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. 

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. 

Resource efficiency at work

To help you train your staff, we have developed the Resource Efficiency at Work module with a free training video, downloadable presentation, quiz and employee certification.

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.

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!

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. 

Guidance on food waste prevention in retail

An estimated 31,000 tonnes of food waste is estimated to be generated by the Scottish retail sector annually. Waste prevention present opportunities to save money, reduce Scotland’s food waste and carbon footprint and help achieve the Scottish Government’s target to reduce food waste in Scotland by 33% by 2025.

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