The Resource Efficiency Programme
The Resource Efficiency Programme is funded by ERDF and is managed by ENWORKS in Manchester. We deliver the programme to Lancs based SMEs and the link to the programme website is Resource Efficiency Programme
Any eligible business would get an Environmental Review and report to highlight the cost savings.
Being resource efficient is a profit opportunity - each pound saved on raw materials or utilities costs goes straight onto the bottom line. With support from Groundwork Pennine Lancashire you can take efficiency measures (many at little or no cost to your business) that will increase your profits and set you apart from the competition.
We can help you with:
creating and delivering a resource efficiency action plan
resource efficiency awareness sessions
resource efficiency training courses
Free support for Lancashire SMEs
Through the ENWORKS resource efficiency programme, Groundwork Pennine Lancashire are now able to offer free support to SME businesses. Following an initial site visit from one of our environmental consultants,companieswho arecommitted to improving their resource efficiency can join the free Lancashire Resource Efficiency Club.
Members of the Club benefit from:
Dedicated environmental support from our team of highly skilled advisors to identify resource efficiency and cost saving opportunities
On and off-site assistance with the implementation of those opportunities
Free places on awareness raising workshops covering relevant topics
Access to specialist consultancy surveys
Subsidised monitoring services including electricity sub-metering and compressed air leak detection
Access to the Resource Efficiency Online Toolkit this web-based software allows member companies to record, prioritise, implement, track and report opportunities for improved resource efficiency. The Toolkit automatically calculates the cost saving and environmental benefits for each opportunity identified and has proved to be an invaluable tool for driving the business case for change.
Since 2006, the 50 companies involved in the Resource Efficiency Club have achieved the following:
£4.1 million bottom line cost savings
9500 tonnes of carbon dioxide saved
32,500 cubic metres of water saved
1900 tonnes of raw materials efficiencies
6,300 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill
5000 hours of labour saved
- · 71,600 cubic metres of effluent no longer produced
If a business would like a review then they can arrange one with Rachael Haywood on 01254 669034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS NISP?
The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) is funded by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to encourage and promote industrial symbiosis in England.
NISP is a FREE business opportunity programme that uses the industrial symbiosis approach to bring together companies from every industry sector with the aim of improving cross industry resource productivity and ultimately the commercial performance of the businesses involved. NISP is the first industrial symbiosis initiative in the world to be launched on a national scale.
What makes NISP different is that it deals with ALL TYPES OF RESOURCES – materials, energy, water, AND supports the sharing of assets, logistics and expertise.
Through NISP, companies can achieve substantial cost savings, generate sales from new markets and contribute towards creating a low carbon, sustainable economy.
Between April 2005 and March 2010 NISP in the UK has generated over £176 million in new sales for its members and collectively helped them to save over £156 million. In addition, the programme has diverted more than 7 million tonnes of business waste from landfill and reduced CO2 emissions by 6 million tonnes.
The link to our website where you can learn more and sign up is: http://www.nisp.org.uk/region.aspx?region=8