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..
Prior to meeting customer – eligibility checks
Any invoices or bank statements with dates prior to signing of the offer letter will be rejected.
NB All of funded activities were restricted to the site in Glos’shire
Making IYRE Work for You Today’s Presenters: Rob Emony IYRE Programme Manager SW Region Keith Wyatt Managing Director Eco Projects Chris Springett Environmental Specialist Gloucestershire
Performance to date Reminder: Generic Vouchers replaced Capital Grants and Development Vouchers Intervention rate remains at 50% where carbon savings allow it. Can be used for capital equipment purchases including delivery & installation costs Consultants time, typically ISO14001, research or expert advice
Performance for FY 2010/2011 Accumulated figures for SW region excluding Cornwall Financial Year April 2010 – March 2011 Offered Target Minimum Project Value # Value # Value £ Development Vouchers 65 £ 181,669 185 £ 462,500 £ 363,338 Capital Grants 47 £ 372,147 46 £ 428,536 £ 744,294 Total 112 £ 553,816 231 £ 891,036 £ 1,107,632
Budget for 2011/2012 Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Glos, North Somerset, BANES, and Bristol Financial Year April 2011 – March 2012 Budget # Value Generic Vouchers 102 £ 844,525
Budget for 2011/2012 Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Glos, North Somerset, BANES, and Bristol Financial Year April 2011 – March 2012 Budget Progress to Date # Value # Value Generic Vouchers 102 £ 844,525 40 £ 254,092