Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Your buildings

Buildings

Generate renewable energy 

You might be able to use roofs of buildings to install solar PV and/or solar water heating.

Installing wind turbines could help generate the energy you use and provide an income.

NetRegs: Generate renewable energy

DAERA: Solar PV on the farm

Scottish Government: Renewable energy on farms

 

Rainwater harvesting

Make use of the free resource in the form of rainwater collected from your roofs.

NetRegs: video case study. How to harvest rainwater

LEAF: A guide to rainwater harvesting on a farm

 

Asbestos and asbestos cement

Check your buildings and roofs for signs that asbestos and asbestos containing cement have been used in the past.

Learn how to reduce risks from these materials and what you must do if you decide to remove them.

GOV.UK: White asbestos on farms - how to spot, manage and dispose of it

 

In this Guideline:

 

Look after your soil

Protect water

Care for animals

Manage your crops

Manage waste

Make use of buildings

Machinery, equipment and fuel

Protect biodiversity

Small scale forestry

Management tools

Dealing with emergencies

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Permits

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