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  • Introduce myself and experienceThen round room, just asking for name, company and jobHousekeeping includes fire alarm information, location of toilets
  • Go green presentation jan 13

    1. 1. Go Green BristolThere’s money to be saved by going green….Improving Your Resource Efficiency BristolPresenter: James Hammond
    2. 2. Introduction• Who am I?• Who are Business West?• Who is funding this workshop?• Housekeeping
    3. 3. Aims and Objectives• Understand about resource efficiency• How you assess the “greeness” of yourbusiness• Some initial steps you can take to becomegreener• How your business will benefit from theseactions• Possible sources of funding available• Where you can go for further information
    4. 4. Schedule of workshopPart 1 - What is resource efficiency?- Workbook exercise 1 – Your resource usePart 2 - Going Green- Workbook exercise 2 – Take action now!- BreakPart 3 - Green marketing, funding and what to do now- Filling in forms and questions- Coffee and networkingPart 4 - Applying your Action Plan in your business!
    5. 5. Introductions:• Please can you introduce yourself with thefollowing information:– Your name– Company you are from– And what you want to gain from the workshop
    6. 6. Part 1: What is Resource Efficiency• Part 1 covers:1) What are resources?2) Why it is important to use them efficiently?3) What are the benefits?4) What do YOU use and why?
    7. 7. What are Resources?• Anything your business uses in order tofunction, for example:– Electricity– Gas– Raw materials– Water– Petrol or diesel
    8. 8. Resource efficiency (or going green!)• Main resources we use are:
    9. 9. Resource efficiency (or going green!)
    10. 10. Resource efficiency (or going green!)
    11. 11. All of these produce:
    12. 12. Part 1: What is Resource Efficiency?Why is this important to my business?• The average business uses 20% of theseresources inefficiently• Simply, saving 20% on your costs = largerprofits!• So, how does this effect your profits….
    13. 13. Part 1: What is Resource Efficiency?In real terms:If your turnover = £100,000And 10% of this is profit = £10,000Your costs currently amount to 25% = £25,000So, if you reduce your costs by 20% = £5,000 savedNow your profit is £15,000, which is equivalent to a50% increase in turnover!
    14. 14. Resource efficiency (or going green!)• As a bonus, you can help save the planet aswellCost = Consumption = Carbon14p = 1 kWh = 0.5041kg CO2eUse less, spend less, produce less carbon
    15. 15. Resource efficiency (or going green!)Some examples:• Marks and Spencer Plan A– Top management dictated new policy– Started in 2007 – 100 commitments in 5 years– Now extended to 180 by 2015– Reduced energy use by 28%– Move towards Carbon Neutrality– Generated £185M in benefits
    16. 16. Resource efficiency (or going green!)Other benefits include:1) Open new opportunities in the market2) More productive workplace3) Tap into a growing “green” marketplace4) Feel good about yourself and your business
    17. 17. Resource efficiency (or going green!)Workbook exercise and discussion:Your Resource Use• Consider the resources your business usesand how these are used
    18. 18. How to go green – Measuring and SavingPart 2 covers:1) Why you should start measuring?2) How you can measure and monitor usage3) How to decide where to focus yourattention?4) Use the workbook to start saving5) Writing and following your action plan
    19. 19. How to go green – Measuring and Saving• Why measure?“You can’t manage what you don’t measure”Measuring and monitoring enables your business to:-Establish a baseline for your current usage-Start to control usage-Locate areas of intensive resource use-View positive effects of changes in practice
    20. 20. Can provide some instant savings, for example:
    21. 21. Measuring your usage - Electricity• Examine your bills– Record units (kWh) used, not money spend– Note any standing charges• Use your electricity monitor• ass
    22. 22. How to go green – Measuring and Saving• Examine your bills
    23. 23. How to go green – Measuring and Saving• Single shift office
    24. 24. Measuring your usage - Waste• Examine you waste streams– Record what is currently thrown away– Record what is currently recycled• Review segregation opportunities– Anything with larger volume
    25. 25. Measuring your usage - Gas• Examine bills– Record kWh of gas, not money– Check standing charges– Remember contract expiry dates• Take meter readings and record
    26. 26. How to go green – Measuring and SavingThermal Energy Use
    27. 27. How to use this recorded data• Assess the areas of highest use• Assess which areas have least control onthem• Look at work that has already beencompleted
    28. 28. Types of changes – Behavioural or Process• Low or no financial cost• Can be easier to implement• Try to be creative• Carrot can work better than stick!• Involve all staff for suggestions
    29. 29. Types of changes – Capital spend• Expenditure on some sort of energy savingequipment• Need to consider savings balanced againstcost
    30. 30. How to go green – Measuring and Saving• Payback period– This is the length of time that the capital cost of aproject is recouped by the saving in expenditureby that project– E.g. total cost £10,000– Annual saving = £2,000– Payback = 10,000 / 2,000 = 5 years– This doesn’t account for other savings, such asincreased productivity or decreased maintenance
    31. 31. How to go green – Measuring and SavingWhole Life CostSetup costs• capital equipment cost• delivery• installation• building alterations• staff trainingEnd of life costs• decommissioning• disposal
    32. 32. Resource efficiency (or going green!)• Local example– Manufacturer of wood packaging and pallets– 24hr operation, large, high ceiling space, no naturallight– Annual lighting costs of over £17,000– Total cost, including installation was £15,500– Annual saving of £10,000 in electricity, plus lowermaintenance costs– Plus annual carbon saving of 65 tonnes!
    33. 33. How to go green – Measuring and Saving• LED Bulbs• For 8 lamps, running 8 hours per dayBulb kWh per year Cost (at 14p perunit)CO2 (kg)Halogen 1168 £163.52 631LED 164 £22.89 88
    34. 34. How to go green – Measuring and SavingWorkbook exercise:Writing your own green action plan• List the biggest uses of resource in yourbusiness• Using this list, use the workbook to decideon a few simple actions that you canimplement right away to start saving
    35. 35. Green marketing, funding and what’s nextPart 3 covers:1) Where can I find funding?2) Why tell people about your green improvements?3) Raise awareness4) Environment Policies5) Environmental Management Systems6) What should I do now?
    36. 36. Green marketing, funding and what’s next• Sources of funding• CapitalBristol IYRE Grants• Invest in renewables• The Feed in Tariffs (FiTs)• The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
    37. 37. Green marketing, funding and what to do nowWhy tell people?1. Important to your customers, and opens newopportunities2. Increases staff productivity3. Growing sector of the market (EGS sector grew 4.7%between 2009/10 – 2010/11, non EGS was 0.7% withinsame period)4. CSR
    38. 38. Green marketing, funding and what’s nextRaise awareness:- Internally- Environmental policy or EMS- Integrate into your company’s:- emails- website- Make it relevant to your audience- Press releases
    39. 39. Green marketing, funding and what’s nextEnvironmental Policy – should include:• An introduction to the business• State company commitment• Clearly identify and specify environmentalimpacts• Clearly identify the actions to be taken tomanage environmental impacts.• Be signed and dated by the director andcommunicated to the relevant stakeholderse.g. employees, contractors, suppliers.
    40. 40. Green marketing, funding and what’s nextEnvironmental Management System (EMS)• Externally accredited, usually to ISO14001• Control environmental performance throughdocumented processes• Follow a plan-do-check-act cycle• Ensure legal compliance• Requires continual improvement• Recognised credential for business tenders
    41. 41. Green marketing, funding and what’s nextOther options:• Join a local cluster group• Engage your colleagues• Be realistic – no one can do it all straight away
    42. 42. Aims and Objectives• Understand about resource efficiency• How you assess the “greeness” of yourbusiness• Some initial steps you can take to becomegreener• How your business will benefit from theseactions• Possible sources of funding available• Where you can go for further information
    43. 43. Forms!• Now the exciting bit!
    44. 44. • Thanks for coming and good luck with yoursaving!

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