Green Business and the Environmental Protection Agency have released a new 'Resource Efficiency Guide' to help businesses cut down on wastage, reduce their environmental footprint, and save money.
The Guide provides retailers with advice and information on how they can reduce their own energy, water and waste bills.
“Now more than ever, retailers should be aware of how their level of resources and wastage is effecting, not just the environment but their bottom line," said James Hogan, programme manager with Green Business. "No one can afford to literally see money go down the drain and the Resource Efficiency Guide shows how significant savings can be achieved merely by making small changes. For example a hot water tap left running unnecessarily for 10 minutes every hour of a working day will cost €6,000 per annum.”
He noted that in 2013, a SuperValu store in Dublin saved €27,500 per year on its electricity costs by simply switching to LED lighting.
Senator Feargal Quinn, who attended the launch of the Resource Efficiency Guide, welcomed the Green Business initiative. “It’s a win-win situation for retailers to stay competitive by reducing their costs while reducing their environmental footprint. As a former retailer I know the extent and the cost of unnecessary wastage which is why I fully support this campaign.”
Pictured at the launch are Louis Copeland (left) with Dr. Mary Purcell and Senator Feargal Quinn.
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