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From planning to procurement we have a range of downloadable guides, easy-to-use excel spreadsheets and more to help you run a more energy efficient business.

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How to buy resource efficiency equipment

Whether you’re upgrading or replacing equipment, it makes good business sense to choose the most energy and resource efficient option. This guide will take you through the process.

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How to save money and energy on space heating

For many Scottish organisations, space heating can account for as much as half of total energy costs. Simple low-cost improvements to your heating controls and distribution system could deliver substantial savings.

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How to procure resource efficient equipment

Rising energy, water and raw material costs, and increasing customer pressure on businesses to be ‘green’ continue to challenge the way that businesses across Scotland manage their resource use and environmental performance.

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40 quick and easy ways to cut your energy bills and carbon footprint

There are lots of quick, simple and straightforward ways to take action and reduce your energy bills and environmental impact. Here are 40 no- and low-cost, quick and easy ways to cut the amount of energy you are using and make those bills a little easier to bear.

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How to calculate your business’s carbon footprint

The climate challenge is a hot topic right now. Scotland has set the ambitious target of becoming net zero by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of the UK. If, collectively, we are going to succeed in that ambition, the onus falls on every business to do its bit.

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Save money on your heating bill

In a climate like Scotland’s, is a hefty heating bill inevitable? We are confident that, with our experience and expertise, we can cut your costs.

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How to audit your business energy consumption

Improving energy efficiency can lead to substantial cost savings and new opportunities to improve competitiveness, increase profits and secure growth.

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5 Simple steps to start saving

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to thinking about saving energy. We’ve broken it down into 5 simple steps to get you started.

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Measure and monitor energy use

Measure and monitor your energy usage to start reducing your bills and save money

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How to save money on heating workplaces

Heating costs can burn up more than half your energy bill. Our free guide is packed with expert tips and advice on how to cut costs – and carbon – without compromising comfort or productivity.

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Calculate the cost of lighting up your business

Our easy-to-use calculator will work out your lighting cost

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Food and Drink energy savings

From identifying new energy saving opportunities, to providing financial support and technical expertise, we’re here to help you slash your energy costs and grow a greener business.

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Calculate the costs of improving lighting in your business

An energy efficient lighting upgrade could save you cash. Discover how much based on your number of light fittings and estimated running hours per year.

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Office energy savings

As an overhead, energy is one of the most easily managed in an office. You can make improvements that require little or no spend to reduce your energy consumption by around 20%.

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Retail energy savings

From identifying new energy saving opportunities, to providing financial support and technical expertise, we’re here to help you slash your energy costs and grow a greener business.

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Manufacturing energy savings

From identifying new energy saving opportunities, to providing financial support and technical expertise, we’re here to help you cut your energy costs and run a more energy efficient manufacturing business.

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Lighting improvements calculator tool

Before you spend your hard-earned cash on new lighting, do make use of the calculator that will help you work out your initial costs and potential savings.

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