Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Transport issues


Car parks

If you have car parking at your site take care to:

  • Prevent causing nuisance to neighbours. Consider noise, fumes and dust and lighting
  • Check where surface water runoff goes. It may be polluted with oil and other fluids from vehicles. Consider using SuDS and/or an oil separator.


NetRegs: Car parking

Low emission vehicles and driver training

If you operate vehicles you can take steps to reduce their impact on the environment.

  • Choose vehicles with low emissions. Consider alternatively powered vehicles.
  • Choose transport methods with the lowest impacts – can you use rail transport?
  • Plan deliveries and routes to minimise time and fuel use.
  • Drive efficiently

Resource Efficient Scotland has produced a series of free, online training modules for SMEs. The training will help develop the skills and knowledge needed to put in place effective resource efficiency measures in your business. They deal with energy, waste and water efficiency. You can work through them at your own speed, choosing the modules that are relevant to your business.

Resource Efficient Scotland: Green Champions Training


NetRegs: Reducing vehicle emissions


Travel plans

Consider developing a travel plan for staff, visitors or volunteers. This can help encourage sustainable transport options.

Northern Ireland: Translink Journey planner

Traveline Scotland



NetRegs: Travel plans and green transport

Environmental News Blog

  • My Year at NetRegs, A reflection on my time as an intern with the NetRegs team at SEPA. An overview of all the activities and projects I had the opportunity to participate in during my Bright Green Environmental Placement.

  • A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.

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