Want to begin your 'green business' journey but don't know where to start?
Tackling our carbon emissions is good for our planet, our economy and your business.
This Toolkit provides practical and cost-effective actions that every business can take to support this transformation and build resilience.
Reasons to Get Started Today:
Customers are looking for providers that are sustainable. You add value to your product or service by reducing its carbon impact. Customers value transparency: robustly measuring and demonstrating your emissions is good business practice.
Attracting and retaining talent depends on matching their values and expectations. Being a sustainable, environmentally conscious employer will motivate and engage your teams, while developing the skills and knowledge your company needs.
Long-term business success depends on adapting to market changes. The transition to low carbon will shape our economy in the next decade. Preparing now to thrive in this transition gives you a competitive advantage.
Do you want to cut down on energy costs or meet energy saving targets? The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's business grants have helped organisations all over Ireland make significant savings.
1. SEAI Energy Academy
The SEAI Energy Academy is a free, online, e-learning platform designed to help businesses increase their energy efficiency and reduce their energy related costs.
Subjects covered include;
Business energy efficiency
Office energy efficiency
The EXEED grant scheme is designed for organisations who are planning an energy investment project. Grant support of up to €1,000,000 per project is available.
3. Support Scheme for Renewable Heat
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat can help your business adopt renewable heating systems by providing a grant for:
Air source heat pumps
Ground source heat pumps
Water source heat pumps
The scheme is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users. Successful applicants can get an installation grant of up to 30% of eligible costs, as well as ongoing operational support for up to 15 years.
4. Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS)
Under the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme, energy suppliers must support energy efficiency projects in businesses and homes across Ireland. It places obligations on energy suppliers and distributors to deliver energy savings. This applies to all energy types, including electricity, gas, and solid fuel.
This is a free tool from the Evnironmental Protection Agency (EPA). The aim of this tool is to carry out a quick overview of the level of resource efficiency in your company. This overview will provide you with quick and useful feedback on what you can do to make your business more efficient and reduce costs.
MyWaste is an information portal and Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste. Here you will find everything you need and want to know about managing your waste responsibly, efficiently and in the way that suits you. Browse this site for your local waste services; bring banks, recycling facilities along with ways to help you prevent waste, reuse and upcycle.