THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency has recently launched a one-stop shop for businesses in Fingal to help them save money while preventing waste, conserving water and reducing their energy costs.
The EPA developed these resources for the many businesses in Fingal facing increasing energy costs and waste and water charges that are looking to reduce their overheads by adopting smarter, greener ways of doing business. BeGreen provides access to a range of business programmes including GreenBusiness and Green-Hospitality. GreenBusiness is a free business advisory service that represents an innovative approach to waste prevention and resource efficiency in Ireland. BeGreen's expert environmental advisors will visit organisations and generate a tailored environmental efficiency action plan free of charge. Keiron Phillips, manager EPA, said: 'BeGreen allows businesses in Fingal to access a range of programmes, guides and case studies that can assist them in becoming resource efficient. Everyone from manufacturers, service and hospitality providers through to shop owners, retailers, publicans, garage operators and farmers, can find programmes and guides that are suitable for their needs.' Mr Phillips added: ' The guides contain many simple low cost tips on actions that these business owners can take to reduce costs while impacting positively on the environment. Businesses will save money by using fewer raw materials and preventing waste, conserving water and reducing energy consumption.'