Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Generating your own renewable energy

Generating your own renewable energy                          netregs logo                                              

NetRegs guidance

NetRegs has a guidance document that provides an overview of the different renewable energy technologies that are available. The guidance provides information on the benefits of each system, as well as noting any consideration that need to be taken into account.

We provide clear guidance about whether you need to contact your environmental regulator when planning to install any of these systems. We also mention the benefits – from energy security to having stable energy costs and generating income from your renewables.

See our guidance at: https://bit.ly/2rlcq9j


Resource Efficient Scotland 

The Green Network for     Business                RES logo                                                                                                                                    

If you are considering any of these systems then you can make use of the Green Network for Businesses hosted by Resource Efficient Scotland.

This is a tool that allows you to learn from businesses in your area about the projects they have implemented. You can search for information on a range of topics including renewable energy systems.

You can filter your search to find :

  • Resource efficiency topics such as transport, water minimisation, heating, waste prevention etc.
  • Business sectors, such as Construction, Food and drink, Retail, Health, Community buildings etc.
  • Technologies and measures such as Biomas, Wind turbines, Solar water heating, CHP, Solar PV, Hydroelectricity etc.

This will provide you with a list of businesses, within the search radius that you choose, who have installed the measures that you are interested in. Each business has a case study describing what, why and how they set about implementing green projects. The tool also gives you the option of contacting the business to arrange a visit. This will allow you to find out the facts about how each measure has benefitted their business from the individuals who have been through the process themselves.                                                                                                                    

Visit the Green Network for Business at: https://bit.ly/2jtfNHV

If interested, you can also search for Green Homes and Green Social Housing


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