Letterkenny to host green business seminar

Businesses encouraged to attend free event

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Letterkenny to host green business seminar

Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council

Businesses in Donegal are being encouraged to attend a free Green Business seminar in the Enterprise Fund Business Centre in Letterkenny on 10 November from 9.30am to 1pm.

This seminar will focus on how businesses can achieve substantive resource efficiency improvements and cost savings, through waste prevention and reductions in water and energy consumption.

Green Business is a free and confidential resource efficiency service for all types of SMEs in Ireland and is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

Recent resource efficiency assessments of Irish SMEs revealed potential savings of €35,000 on average for companies and this includes water, waste and energy management; with half of these savings achievable with merely better practices, at little or no cost to the business.

Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council believes that businesses in Donegal should attend this seminar saying “this is a free seminar open to all types of SME’s in Donegal. It is a great opportunity for businesses to learn more about how they can save money and use their resources more efficiently. The workshops will give you access to experts in several fields, who can provide specific advice and assistance to you and your business”.

Green Business has teamed up with IBEC and BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) to host this half-day seminar in Letterkenny which will feature speakers and case studies from local businesses who have achieved savings by taking Green Business advice. James Hogan of Green Business and Raoul Empey from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will also speak at the seminar.

James Hogan of Green Business believes that every business can make savings by better utility management. “Every business has the potential to better manage its energy, water and material resources.

There are significant opportunities for businesses to capitalise on and we’re delighted to have key industry business people on board to explain and discuss how their companies are saving tens of thousands of euro through efficient utility management.”

For further information and to book a place at any of the seminars, email contactus@greenbusiness.ie