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  • Carbon is big driver – everything has embedded carbon within it, from the energy taken to extract a raw material, the energy required for conversion, to transport and distribution of product.. Able to spend 12 hours working with a company but often it is more – our time is free. Consultants/capital changes will come at a cost later, if required. Market failure – many SMEs not willing to find out where going wrong by paying up front. This approach tries to highlight areas for development and then pass on to private companies. Netregs report - The majority of businesses (91%) believed that they did not undertake any activities that were harmful to the environment but the proportion of businesses that stated they did carry out harmful activities increased with the size of the business.
  • Carbon is big driver – everything has embedded carbon within it, from the energy taken to extract a raw material, the energy required for conversion, to transport and distribution of product.. Able to spend 12 hours working with a company but often it is more – our time is free. Consultants/capital changes will come at a cost later, if required. Market failure – many SMEs not willing to find out where going wrong by paying up front. This approach tries to highlight areas for development and then pass on to private companies. Netregs report - The majority of businesses (91%) believed that they did not undertake any activities that were harmful to the environment but the proportion of businesses that stated they did carry out harmful activities increased with the size of the business.
  • Carbon is big driver – everything has embedded carbon within it, from the energy taken to extract a raw material, the energy required for conversion, to transport and distribution of product.. Able to spend 12 hours working with a company but often it is more – our time is free. Consultants/capital changes will come at a cost later, if required. Market failure – many SMEs not willing to find out where going wrong by paying up front. This approach tries to highlight areas for development and then pass on to private companies. Netregs report - The majority of businesses (91%) believed that they did not undertake any activities that were harmful to the environment but the proportion of businesses that stated they did carry out harmful activities increased with the size of the business.
  • Sectoral restrictions - production of synthetic fibres, textiles and clothing, motor vehicles, shipbuilding, coal and steel, agriculture and food processing. Aspirations to grow – companies who are growing, are planning for growth or may be looking at a step change into a new market. Given recession growth has been difficult so this is taken into consideration.
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..
  • List not exhaustive. No need for every factor.. However ‘reasonable’ subject to sector – offices vs manufacturing. Those affected by rapidly changing Enviro legislation Innovation – e.g green leasing..pushing beyond part L building regs – feasibility studies possible. Landlord/Tenant/ premises owner is an important factor – prob best to refer..

Essential Business Tips to Grow your business - Environmental workshop Essential Business Tips to Grow your business - Environmental workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Energy Conservation Rob Emony Business Link
  • Top Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption
  • Resource Efficiency
    • Cost = Consumption = Carbon
  • Resource Efficiency
    • Cost = Consumption = Carbon
    • 14p = 1 kWh = 0.5041kg CO 2 e
  • Resource Efficiency
    • Cost = Consumption = Carbon
    • 14p = 1 kWh = 0.5041kg CO 2 e
    • Use less, spend less, produce less carbon
  • Capital Purchases
  • Capital Purchases http://www.plumbline.co.uk/products/heating/he_boilers/ 17/5/11 £1,500.06p £1,309.85p
  • Capital Purchases
  • Running Costs *Average figure for medium sized office from Carbon Trust £12,000 £12,420 Annual running cost 0 310,500 3.5% increase 300,000 300,000 Gas annual consumption (kWh)* 0.04 0.04 Gas unit price £/kWh Worcester Alpha
  • Whole Life Costs
    • Setup costs
      • capital equipment cost
      • delivery
      • installation
      • building alterations
      • staff training
    • Running costs
        • maintenance
        • energy consumption
    • End of life costs
        • decommissioning
        • disposal
  • Energy Labelling
  • Recommended Actions: 2. Include in your purchasing process a step to calculate whole life costs 1. Alter your purchasing policy to exclude any items of equipment that aren’t ‘A’ rated
  • You do have a green purchasing policy, don’t you ? http://envirowise.wrap.org.uk
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  • But we rent our office it’s the landlords responsibility The landlord installs the cheapest option And we get hit with the higher running costs “ heating, lighting, waste …”
  • But we rent our office it’s the landlords responsibility Before you sign the lease: http://www.greenleases-uk.co.uk If you’ve already signed it: Talk to your landlord and see where your interests meet In this scenario it would be cost effective to pay the difference
  • Recommended Actions: 2. Include in your purchasing process a step to calculate whole life costs 1. Alter your purchasing policy to exclude any items of equipment that aren’t ‘A’ rated 3. Talk to your landlord or take a look at Green Leases
  • What about ‘proper’ businesses who want to buy ‘proper’ equipment ?
  • What about ‘proper’ businesses who want to buy ‘proper’ equipment ? ETL
  • What about ‘proper’ businesses who want to buy ‘proper’ equipment ? ECA ETL
  • ETL – Environmental Technologies List
    • Independently assessed scheme for identifying the best performing products on the market
    • i.e. those with lowest whole life costs
    • Three areas:
      • Energy
      • Water
      • Low emmission cars
  • ETL – Environmental Technologies List
    • If you are intending to purchase any of the following, check out the ETL first
    Energy
  • ETL – Environmental Technologies List
    • If you are intending to purchase any of the following, check out the ETL first
    Water New cars with emissions of less than 110g/km HMRC CA23153 Cars
  • Recommended Actions: 2. Include in your purchasing process a step to calculate whole life costs 1. Alter your purchasing policy to exclude any items of equipment that aren’t ‘A’ rated, or that don’t appear on the ETL list 3. Talk to your landlord or take a look at Green Leases
  • What about ‘proper’ businesses who want to buy ‘proper’ equipment ? ECA ETL
  • ECA – Enhanced Capital Allowances
    • Anything listed on the ETL attracts a 100% first year write down allowance
      • Energy
      • Water
      • Cars
    • Just tell your accountant
  • ECA & ETL Reference sites
    • ETL Lists: www.eca.gov.uk/etl
    • ECA explanation: www.eca.gov.uk
    • Car tax rules: www.hmrc.gov.uk
    • Search for CA23153
    • Car emissions: carfueldata.direct.gov.uk
  • Recommended Actions: 2. Include in your purchasing process a step to calculate whole life costs 1. Alter your purchasing policy to exclude any items of equipment that aren’t ‘A’ rated, or that don’t appear on the ETL list 3. Talk to your landlord or take a look at Green Leases 4. Talk to your accountant about ETL & ECA
  • Government supported incentives
    • Intended to change your behaviour
    • Supports the 2020 and 2050 CO 2 e reduction targets
    • ECA is one example
    • FIT and RHI two more examples