Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Carbon reduction and efficiency

Using resources efficiently and considering ecodesign techniques can save you money and will reduce your impact on the environment.

You can reduce costs by cutting your energy use and carbon emissions.

A number of business support organisations can provide free help to your business aimed at reducing your carbon emissions.

As well as the topics listed below, you might find topics from other sections of the website useful.

Water: Water use and efficiency

Waste: Reduce, reuse and recycle your business waste

Transport: Travel plans for offices

Materials: Green chemistry

Land: Farming and climate change

Air: Reducing vehicle emissions

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    Read more on the DAERA website

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