Here are some case studies showing how your business can save money and increase efficiency
Buttermarket shopping centre in Ipswich began a lighting awareness campaign to ensure that all staff were aware of potential savings, such as making good use of natural light and switching off lighting in unoccupied areas. Within just one year, the centre has implemented over half of the suggested actions including fitting lighting controls and time switches to vending machines. It was estimated that if all prioritised measures were implemented, the centre would make an annual saving of more than 150 tonnes of carbon dioxide and cost savings of £19,366.
Boots UK Ltd, realised cost and environmental benefits throughout their supply chain by implementing resource efficiency projects. Benefits include:
Chelmsford's High Chelmer Shopping Centre is the town's largest shopping centre, and consists of over 80 retail outlets. Following an awareness campaign aimed at increasing effort to reduce waste generation and increase recycling, a number of opportunities were spotted. These included improving the segregation and disposal of cardboard and segregating and baling polythene which led to tonnes of material being diverted to landfill. As a result, the financial savings made from improved recycling initiatives have provided means to support other currently non-financially self sufficient environmental issues.