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CONTENTS

WHAT’S INSIDE

Liverpool’s Little Green Book

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WELCOME TO

Liverpool’s Little Green Book Page 08

NURTURING YOUR AMBITION

Environmental Business Support Page 28

WRITTEN IN STONE

EU & UK Environmental Legislation Page 38

PLANTING THE SEED

Accessing funding for innovation Page 46

THE GREEN NETWORK

Environmental Companies & Services Page 66

SHARING OUR WISDOM

Skills & Training Page 78

STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD

Environmental Awards Page 88

GLOSSARY

The language of a Low Carbon Economy

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WELCOME { 2012 -- EDITION} LIVERPOOL’S LITTLE GREEN BOOK

≥ Welcome to Liverpool’s Little Green Book - a directory of information that will help your business adapt and grow within a low carbon economy.

The low carbon economy is a key economic growth area for the Liverpool city region and the UK. In the Liverpool City Region alone it is expected to generate a total of 12,000 jobs by 2015 with much of this being generated by offshore wind, biomass, smartgrid technologies and retrofitting projects.

Other opportunities for the Liverpool City Region are continually emerging – such as the potential to host the Green Investment Bank, or bid to become European Green Capital. You can read about some of the key developments and projects that have been initiated by both the public and the private sector in our Green Guide & Case Study sections throughout the publication. In this edition of the Little Green Book we have as usual included a directory of business support in nurturing your ambition; In planting the seed you can check out where to access funding for innovation and in sharing our wisdom you can find out how our Further and Higher Education establishments and training centres have reacted to the demand for new low carbon skills from business.

Green Ambassadors - Johnsons the Cleaners, 2010

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WELCOME TO

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You can also catch up with some of the 130 Green Business Ambassadors identified in 2009 (Year of Environment). The ambassadors made a series of pledges and we’ve used this opportunity to check up how they all got on. Liverpool Chamber we’re pleased to say kept its pledge and achieved the Environmental Management standard ISO 14001.

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As ever the legislation and regulation facing businesses is constantly evolving and we have provided some signposting to ensure you stay up to date with what’s been written in stone. Over the last few years we have been delighted to see some of our Chamber members really standing out from the crowd. Johnson’s the Cleaners are considered by the Sunday Times to be one of the best green companies in the UK. In 2010 local Social Enterprise Blackburne House won the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), National Green Award for business and this year Chamber member Elixir Foundations were nominated for the prestigious BCC Business of the Year award.

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The Energy & Environment sector is growing from strength to strength as demonstrated in the green network section and following requests for more networking opportunities Liverpool Chamber is introducing a series of lunchtime events in 2012 with keynote speakers addressing issues specific to the sector. So you will have the chance to meet directly with our local supply-chain. So whether you are looking to improve your energy efficiency (at home or at work), find an investor for a new green technology, get some green skills or generate a new income stream for your company from waste or renewable energy – we hope this directory has something for you all.

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Environmental Business Support

≥ In this section find contact details for the organisations that can help you become more efficient, drive down costs and respond to consumer demand with advice, support and funding. Whether you’re stream lining your process, reducing your travel or sourcing recycled resources, there are organisations out there to help you. Use our handy guide to find the right contacts for your business. These are listed in alphabetical order.

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

Business Link TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Government information portal.

CCI - Centre for Construction Innovation North West

PURPOSE

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Enterprise hosted by the University of Salford.

Consortium.

A business support, advice and information service funded by government.

PURPOSE

WHO THEY SUPPORT

To provide businesses with information on how much time and money they can save by remote working whilst reducing carbon emissions.

All UK businesses.

Anywhere Working TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

All UK businesses. SERVICES

Anywhere Working provides information and advice to individuals and businesses who want to become Anywhere Working ready. They offer case studies, incentives and giveaways to encourage workers to join the program and put in place the latest flexible working practices. WEBSITE

www.anywhereworking.org CONTACT

enquiries@anywhereworking.org

SERVICES

Provides on-line access to advice, information and skills on: starting or expanding your business, managing people, training, information technology, cash flow and funding, exporting, business improvement, tax, law and regulations. WEBSITE

www.businesslink.gov.uk CONTACT

Visit Business Link website for contact information.

Carbon Trust TYPE OF ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

CCI is the main hub for innovation and change in the North West’s built environmental sector. WHO THEY SUPPORT

North West businesses. SERVICES

Services include supporting clients, contractors and SME supply chains with services including: bid coaching, public procurement and frameworks, lean construction, building information modelling, equality, localism and construction KPIs. WEBSITE

www.ccinw.com CONTACT

0161 295 5076 enquiries@ccinw.com

Independent Company. PURPOSE

Provides businesses with advice and financial support. It supports the development of low carbon technologies through funding and project management. WHO THEY SUPPORT

All UK businesses, there are eligibility criteria for some services. SERVICES

It offers carbon saving services and resources, finance for energy saving products, accreditation for organisations, collaboration and funding for low carbon technologies. WEBSITE

www.carbontrust.co.uk CONTACT

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Chamber Utilities

Daresbury Innovation Campus

Eco Travel Bureau

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Energy Saving Company.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Project funded by Merseytravel.

PURPOSE

Science Park and Technology Centre.

PURPOSE

Helps businesses to save money on their utility costs by analysing bills and evaluating ways of reducing consumption.

PURPOSE

Raises awareness of low carbon vehicles, alternative fuels and air pollution issues.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

All businesses. Chamber members are eligible for a free utilities review available at Liverpool, Halton & Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral Chambers of Commerce. SERVICES

Chamber Utilities works closely with members to remove the complexity of energy purchasing and secure the best supplier tariffs and contract structures to suit their business. The service also offers a wide range of energy management solutions, from smart metering and bill validation to energy and water consultancy and energy efficient technologies.

Accelerates the process of innovation to commercialisation and provides a technological and entrepreneurial environment where high-tech businesses thrive.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Business and public sector in Merseyside.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

SERVICES

Science and technology businesses.

Offers free, impartial advice and information to promote low emission vehicles and raise awareness of air quality on Merseyside.

SERVICES

Consists of office and laboratory facilities, scientific facilities and access to scientific and business/management expertise in Daresbury laboratories a nd regional universities. Access can be gained to high tech networks and connectivity to blue chip companies.

WEBSITE

www.ecotravel.org.uk CONTACT

0151 330 1268 See website for email contact form.

WEBSITE

www.daresburysic.co.uk CONTACT

01925 607000 info@daresburysic.co.uk

WEBSITE

www.chamberutilities.co.uk CONTACT

0845 120 2423 enquiries@chamberutilities.co.uk

Daresbury Innovation Campus

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ecoSMARTER TYPE OF ORGANISATION

European Regional Development Funded Programme run by a Local Government Agency.

Energy Saving Trust advice centre, Merseyside & Cheshire TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Independent Advice Service.

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

To reduce business energy spend, provide free environmental support and allow an SME to demonstrate its environmental credentials in bids and tenders.

The UK's leading impartial organisation helping people and businesses to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Any North West based business that has less than 10 employees. SERVICES

ecoSMARTER is a free service that includes energy monitoring to reduce usage, the development of an Environmental Policy, measuring the business’s carbon footprint and putting in place a plan to reduce it, the award of a Certification that can be used in tenders and funding bids to show environmental credibility and being part of a network of participant businesses.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

UK businesses and householders. SERVICES

Free, impartial advice and information service helping people across the UK to find the best ways to save energy. Working with hundreds of organisations and groups in the public and private sectors, it provides insight and support that enable them to deliver energy-saving initiatives for consumers across the UK. WEBSITE

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk CONTACT

0800 512 012 See website for email contact form.

Envirolink TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Independent, not-for-profit, private sector company. PURPOSE

Business support organisation for the low carbon, environmental goods and services sector. It helps businesses to develop and market low carbon and environmental products and services whilst also promoting them to end-users and acting as a link between suppliers and buyers. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Public and private sector organisations selling or aiming to procure low carbon and environmental goods and services. SERVICES

Services provided include consultancy, programme management, investor support, funding advice and support, sustainable procurement advice, events, market intelligence, tender notification service, find a supplier. WEBSITE

www.envirolink.co.uk

WEBSITE

CONTACT

www.carbonsmartcertified.co.uk/the -programme/ecosmarter

01925 813200 enquiries@envirolink.co.uk

CONTACT

0161 237 4630 ecosmarter@carbonsmart.co.uk

Envirolink solar panels

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Environment Agency

ENWORKS

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Freight Transport Association

Regulator.

Business support service.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

Professional Organisation.

The public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment through better regulation and education.

PURPOSE

Businesses in England and Wales.

Free support for local businesses of all sizes and sectors to boost their profitability, by reducing carbon emissions and using resources such as energy, water and materials more efficiently.

SERVICES

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Environmental permits, guidance for business on complying with regulations and protecting the environment.

SMEs across the North West.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WEBSITE

www.environment-agency.gov.uk CONTACT

03708 506 506 enquiries@environmentagency.gov.uk

SERVICES

Offers funded on-site support to help SME boost their profitability and gain a competitive edge by using energy, water and waste more efficiently. Support and advice can be gained on a wide number of issues including corporate responsibility, environmental risk management, legal compliance, climate change adaption’s, supply chains, sustainable procurement and energy security.

It aims to promote safe, sustainable and efficient logistics. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Road haulage firms. SERVICES

For information on services provided see the environmental policy and compliance section on website. WEBSITE

www.fta.co.uk CONTACT

08717 11 22 22 info@fta.co.uk

WEBSITE

www.getsupport.enworks.com CONTACT

0161 237 4181 info@enworks.com

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Fusion21

Green Car Guide

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Social Enterprise.

Private sector.

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Fusion21 is a social economy business promoting collaboration to save money and create jobs. It improves lives and communities through its approach to procurement, training and employment.

Provides consumers with relevant information enabling them to make an informed choice when buying a car.

Not-for-profit membership organisation.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Fusion21 supports contractors, suppliers, SMEs, social landlords, councils, housing associations and other public sector organisations. SERVICES

Working nationally, the Fusion21 supply chain helps to deliver clients’ capital and cyclical procurement works programmes, create sustainable jobs for local people, bring increased efficiency to clients and generate cashable savings. It promotes social sustainability through commitments to improving local communities. It also promotes environmental sustainability through the Retrofit Work streams, research & development and training courses. WEBSITE

www.fusion21.co.uk CONTACT

0151 481 3000 info@Fusion21.co.uk

WHO THEY SUPPORT

All. SERVICES

Production of Green Car Guide, reviews, green driving tips, news on green car developments, helping consumers save money on rising fuel prices and C02 taxation, road tests and special events. The site focuses on ‘best-in-class’ cars in terms of emissions, fuel economy and efficiency but that are also great to drive.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

PURPOSE

The institute is dedicated to creating a sustainable future through the development of environmental skills, knowledge and thought leadership. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Environmental, sustainability and business professionals. SERVICES

www.green-car-guide.com

IEMA provide professional membership, training and qualifications, specialist interest groups, workshops, continuing professional development opportunities, conferences, research, policy, horizon scanning, networks and publications.

CONTACT

WEBSITE

See website for email contact form.

www.iema.net

WEBSITE

CONTACT

Green Register TYPE OF ORGANISATION

01522 540069 info@iema.net

Independent, not-for-profit organisation. PURPOSE

An independent, self-funded membership organisation promoting sustainable building practices across all disciplines of the UK construction industry. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Construction industry and those using their services. SERVICES

Services include training and events, networking and an online area for registered members. WEBSITE

www.greenregister.org.uk CONTACT

0117 377 3490 mail@greenregister.org.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Funded by the Technology Strategy Board with 18 other public sector funding organisations.

Chamber of Commerce.

PURPOSE

A UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. KTP helps businesses to access knowledge, technology or skills from the UK’s knowledge base, including universities, further education colleges and Research and Technology Organisations. WHO THEY SUPPORT

UK businesses. SERVICES

Formation of a Partnership between a business, an academic institution and a recently qualified person, known as the Associate, in order to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and embedding of new capability within the business.

PURPOSE

Representing, leading and enabling the development, growth and sustained economic viability of businesses in Liverpool. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Chamber members and the wider business community. SERVICES

The Chamber is secretariat to an Energy & Environment committee that meets bi-monthly to discuss environmental policy affecting businesses and the economy. Activities include, responding to government consultations and policy changes, arranging events and networking opportunities for members and ensuring businesses have access to current environmental information.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Development Agency. PURPOSE

The city’s economic development company. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Liverpool-based businesses, businesses relocating to Liverpool and all potential inward investors. SERVICES

It provides free business support including promoting entrepreneurship and helping to maximise start-ups, sustaining and growing existing city businesses and encouraging and supporting inward investment. This is done by managing property options, arranging funding and organising training. WEBSITE

www.liverpoolvision.co.uk CONTACT

0151 600 2900 info@liverpoolvision.co.uk

WEBSITE

www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk

WEBSITE

CONTACT

www.ktponline.org.uk

0151 227 1234 policy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

CONTACT

Liverpool Vision

0300 321 4357 KTP_Help@tsb.gov.uk

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Making Business Work

Manufacturing Advisory Service

Merseyside and Halton Freight Partnership

Consortium including Alt Valley Community Trust, Blue Orchid, Wirral Biz, Inclusive Access, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Muslim Enterprise development Trust and Plus Dane Housing.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Government funded.

Partnership.

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

Helps manufacturers to streamline processes, reduce waste and improve operational performance.

PURPOSE

WHO THEY SUPPORT

To deliver a range of demand-led business support and growth activities that will target specific barriers to growth that SMEs experience.

Manufacturers.

Aims to bring together logistics specialists and the freight industry to develop and promote best practice in environmentally sensitive, economic, safe and efficient freight transport.

SERVICES

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Practical hands on support for manufacturers. Services include networking events and free or subsidised consultancy support.

Freight and Logistics businesses of all sizes, businesses contracting those services & businesses who undertake deliveries and building services.

The ERDF programme will offer business support to SMEs, particularly those run by BMEs, women, people with disabilities and those in disadvantaged wards.

WEBSITE

SERVICES

www.mas-nw.co.uk

Dissemination of best practice, networking opportunities, lobbying, best practice events, providing advice and guidance.

SERVICES

Mersey Maritime Service

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

The client will be offered the following support: business planning, finance raising, efficiency / productivity plans, HR support, business growth and expansion advice and support to secure quality, environmental and health and safety standards e.g. ISO 9000, ISO 14000.

CONTACT

0800 093 9077 info@mas-nw.co.uk

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Professional organisation. PURPOSE

Aims to promote and develop maritime excellence in all maritime activities on Merseyside.

CONTACT

Visit website for online enquiries form.

Maritime companies. SERVICES

Under development

Mersey Maritime is the representative body for maritime industry on Merseyside. Much of the organisation’s work is currently around the identification of maritime services and technologies that can be adapted to take advantage of opportunities in the low carbon economy and in establishing skills and training needs across the sector.

To find out more contact your preferred supplier from the consortium above. Liverpool Chamber 0151 227 1234.

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WHO THEY SUPPORT

WEBSITE

CONTACT

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.merseymaritime.co.uk CONTACT

0151 647 4747 info@merseymaritime.co.uk

Mersey Maritime Service

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Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority

National Industrial Symbiosis Program

North West Construction Knowledge Hub

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Waste Management Authority – Council Funded.

Government funded programme (through WRAP).

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

To manage the waste of district councils of Merseyside and provide a number of household waste recycling centres for residents in Merseyside.

Bringing together traditionally separate industries and organisations from all business sectors. It reduces waste and carbon emissions by independently facilitating synergistic transactions between businesses involving materials, energy, water, asset sharing, logistics and expertise to create competitive advantage.

Managed by the Centre for Construction Innovation, it is an ERDF funded project that includes partners University of Salford, University of Liverpool, UCLAN, BRE and Urban Vision.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

All. SERVICES

Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority undertakes the household waste disposal functions for local authorities across Merseyside. MWDA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste prevention and the safe and effective disposal of household waste for Merseyside’s residents.

PURPOSE

WHO THEY SUPPORT

The objective is to promote knowledge transfer between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Industry to develop innovative products, services and construction practice(s) to reduce waste and carbon emissions and to create new “green jobs” in construction.

SMEs in England.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

SERVICES

Small and medium sized business in the built environment in the North West.

Develops partnerships between businesses (using its national network) and facilitates mutually profitable transactions of underutilised and undervalued resources.

SERVICES

WEBSITE

Specialist sign posting services, events, fact sheets, tools, guidance and case studies.

WEBSITE

www.nisp.org.uk

WEBSITE

www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

CONTACT

www.ccinw.com

CONTACT

0151 255 1444 enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk.

0845 094 9501 info@nisp.org.uk

Net-Regs

CONTACT

0161 295 5076 enquiries@ccinw.com

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Government partnership. PURPOSE

Provides free environmental information and guidance for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK focusing on regulation and resource efficiency. WHO THEY SUPPORT

SMEs. SERVICES

Detailed information on environmental legislation. WEBSITE

www.netregs.gov.uk CONTACT

enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

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North West Ecoinnovate Programme

Technology Strategy Board

The Mersey Partnership

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Development Agency.

Partnership between C-Tech Innovation & Lancaster University.

Government funded.

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

To stimulate technology enabled innovation. Promotion, support and investment in technology research, development and commercialisation.

To promote the Liverpool City Region as a place in which to invest, live, work and visit.

The programme will assist SMEs in harnessing their creativity to generate improvements in products, processes or systems which have a positive impact on company growth, turnover, and the environment.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

All Merseyside Companies.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

SERVICES

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses engaged in technology innovation, research and commercialisation.

SMEs based in the North West.

SERVICES

SERVICES

Support for innovation including collaborative and single company funding for research and development, Knowledge Transfer Networks, Knowledge Transfer Partnership and SBRI.

TMP coordinates Merseyside’s economic development activity through the Liverpool City region development plan. It also aims to bring economic investment to the Merseyside. In 2010 TMP published the Low Carbon Economy Action Plan which emphasise the potential job creation in the low carbon economy sector in Liverpool city region to 2015.

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.innovateuk.org

www.merseyside.org.uk

CONTACT

CONTACT

01793 442700 enquiries@tsb.gov.uk

0151 227 2727 askme@merseyside.org.uk

A free service to identify and implement opportunities for ecoinnovation. Support includes free consultancy and participation also providing access to services delivered by both the Environment Centre and Product Development Unit at Lancaster University (up to 6 months placement of a graduate consultant within the business). WEBSITE

www.eco-innovate.org.uk CONTACT

0151 347 2900 info@ctechinnovation

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TravelWise TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP)

Transport.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

Not for profit company.

To encourage and help individuals and organisations to choose more sustainable transport options – walking, cycling, public transport and using cars wisely, fleets etc.

PURPOSE

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses and individuals. SERVICES

TravelWise Employers Network is a free service providing organisations a variety of tools to assess, plan and monitor a switch away from commuter and business car travel to more sustainable modes of transport. Cycling Works is an initiative to support Liverpool businesses to increase cycling to work in their organisation. TravelWise campaigns initiatives such as Freewheeling which are free cycle skills and maintenance courses, public transport campaigns, car share initiatives and community cycling initiatives. Bikeability is the delivery of the Merseyside schools Level 2 cycle skills training.

The vision is a world without waste, where resources are used sustainably. WRAP works with businesses and individuals to help them reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and using resources in an efficient way. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Business in the retail supply chain (including manufacturers), recycling industry, construction, farming, growing and landscaping and SME businesses across all sectors. SERVICES

Sector specific guidance, toolkits, events and training. WEBSITE

www.wrap.org.uk CONTACT

0808 100 2040

COMMUNITY

Merseyside Environmental Trust TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Charity. PURPOSE

To improve the outdoor environment in Merseyside. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Public, private and voluntary agencies as well as individuals. SERVICES

The Trust came together in 1985 as ‘An Alliance of Public, Private and Voluntary Agencies and Individuals Working for the Improvement of the Outdoor Environment in Merseyside’. The trust has been involved with Liverpool Chamber for many years and is actively seeking partners to continue and develop MET and is keen to develop its membership with both the business community and voluntary sector. The trust celebrates MET Environment Week by offering small grants to community & voluntary groups each year. WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.metnet.org.uk

www.LetsTravelWise.org

CONTACT

0151 794 3137 merseysideenvironmentaltrust@gmail. com

CONTACT

0151 330 1253 info@LetsTravelWise.org

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Wirral Environmental Network

NETWORKING

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Environmental Education Charity. PURPOSE

Green Drinks Liverpool

To advance the education of the public about environmental issues.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

PURPOSE

Wirral Area.

Environmental Networking.

SERVICES

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Services include promoting and facilitating ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyles through educational programmes and community projects.

Merseyside Businesses, Social Enterprises, Communities and Schools.

WEBSITE

www.la21.net CONTACT

0151 639 2121 info@la21.net

Network.

SERVICES

Green Drinks is an international environmental network operating in cities worldwide and bringing people together at informal social events who are involved or interested in the environment or sustainability. Green Drinks Liverpool happens on the first Thursday of each month from 5.30pm onwards. For more information see the website listed. WEBSITE

www.greendrinks.org CONTACT

0151 4302923

Liverpool Chamber Energy & Environment Lunch TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Network. PURPOSE

New for 2012, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is introducing a quarterly Energy and Environment Lunch in association with CT Investments. WHO THEY SUPPORT

The event will be open to anyone in business, the voluntary sector or the public sector with an interest in environmental issues affecting the city. SERVICES

A pre-lunch seminar will address the environmental hot topic of the day and the event will conclude with lunch and networking opportunities. The forum will explore best practice, investment opportunities, government policy (local and national) and will also form a hub to support the wider environmental strategic objectives of the city. WEBSITE

www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk CONTACT

0151 227 1234 policy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk GEOFFREY JACKSON BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

The Liverbird Project

We now have a “Green Online Shop” to take every opportunity to promote “Liverpool”. We are partnered with “LiverWorld Community Enterprise Group” recycling products for the benefit of the local community. We also partnered with “Home Grown Music” a grass roots Kensington Youth Music group. Liverbirds “R” Go won EU funding and took part in “Young Music in Europe” Project.

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Low Carbon Innovation Network

The Environment Network (TEN)

The Prince’s Mayday Network

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Network.

Network.

Network.

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

Bringing together over ten thousand executives involved in reducing carbon emissions for organisations, to share best practice and innovation in the drive to tackle climate change.

TEN is the lead environmental network in Knowsley. We provide advice, information and support on a range of environmental issues, including legislation and best practice. We work closely with our stakeholders including the local authority and local / nationally recognised environmental organisations.

The Network is a community of businesses taking action on climate change and resource depletion. It seeks out and promotes the best solutions to the major environmental challenges it faces.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses involved in carbon reduction. SERVICES

The Low Carbon Innovation Network provides best practice case studies, network meetings, events, newsletters. WEBSITE

www.carbon-innovation.com CONTACT

01883 344 799 elodie@carbon-innovation.com

WHO THEY SUPPORT

SMEs, multi-nationals, charities, and not for profit organisations based in Knowsley and the City Region in all business sectors. SERVICES

Our services include training, lobbying / representation, business support and funding advice. Businesses tell us that through TEN they have improved environmental business performance, cut waste and now use resources more efficiently. Our mission is to work with companies to improve their chances of winning more business by following environmental best practice. TEN strives to champion, help and support businesses who wish to engage and follow a greener agenda.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

UK businesses and organisations of any size. SERVICES

Services that are offered include events, case studies, tips and actions, sector initiatives and useful resources. There are also online reporting tools such as the Mayday Sustainable Business Tracker and online forums. WEBSITE

www.maydaynetwork.com CONTACT

020 7566 8650 hello@maydaynetwork.com

WEBSITE

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ENWORKS GUIDE

≥ Since its establishment in 2001 ENWORKS has helped more than 1,600 Merseyside businesses to reduce their costs and environmental risks and to become more competitive.

Environmental Technologies at Liverpool Community College

ENWORKS is an internationally recognised, environmental business support service, providing free advice to businesses of all sizes and sectors across the North West and in Merseyside.

ENWORKS funding provides long-term, hands-on support to help businesses turn environmental risks into opportunities and to grow and thrive by: Reducing operational costs Boosting productivity Improving profitability Retaining sales and winning new contracts Enhancing corporate reputation Since its establishment in 2001 ENWORKS has helped more than 1,600 Merseyside businesses to reduce their costs and environmental risks and to become more competitive. It does this by finding no-cost and low-cost ways to use energy, water and materials more efficiently, by helping with eco-design, sustainable procurement, greening supply chains, process efficiency, employee engagement, corporate responsibility, carbon footprinting, climate change adaptation, residual waste management and more. The free support helps businesses to boost their bottom line. ENWORKS has achieved savings of £5.1 million to date, and its advisers are already working on another £15.7 million of identified annual savings.

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KME YORKSHIRE COPPER TUBE, MERSEYSIDE CASE STUDY

ACHIEVED ANNUAL COST SAVINGS

£113,700

KIRKBY-BASED copper tube manufacturer, Yorkshire Copper Tube Ltd, is part of the KME Group, the largest producer of industrial copper and copper alloy products in Europe. It has been supported by an ENWORKS adviser. Energy efficiency initiatives have included switching off transformers when not in use, fitting variable speed drives to the air compression system, installing heating timer controls and fitting low-energy lighting. These have achieved annual savings of over £78,700. Waste management initiatives such as segregating waste paper, copper cable and left-over copper tubing for recycling, and reducing the amount of hazardous waste being produced, have also brought savings of £35,000 a year. Fresh opportunities to make annual savings of £22,800 are now being tackled.

We have benefited from support for six years now, through the ENWORKS programme. The results are clearly reflected in the improvements and savings.

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These include plans to minimise the contamination of lubricating oils during production and re-use them, and to recycle additional waste streams. Altogether ENWORKS has achieved annual savings of £113,700 (including £80,000 at zero capital cost), which have accrued to give cumulative savings of £344,000 to date. The annual savings achieved and already in the pipeline come with environmental savings of 449 tonnes of CO2e, 36 tonnes of materials and 322 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill per year. Facilities Manager, Alan Ogilvie said: “We have benefited from support for six years now, through the ENWORKS programme. The results are clearly reflected in the improvements and savings we have made and we look forward to continuing this productive partnership.”

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ABBEY ROADTANKS, BOOTLE CASE STUDY

TOTAL COST SAVINGS

£645,400 pa

FOOD HAULAGE COMPANY, Abbey Roadtanks Ltd, is based in Bootle, Liverpool. It has one of the largest, privately owned tanker fleets in the UK, including foodstuff tankers, heated chocolate tankers and refrigerated trailers. Specialist tanker washing facilities ensure the highest standards of food hygiene. After an on-site review by Groundwork Merseyside, skylights have been fitted to allow more natural light into the depot and reduce the need for artificial lighting. Pipes and tanks have also been insulated to reduce heat loss. Together with a workforce energy awareness campaign, these measures have achieved energy savings of £12,800 a year. Wash bays have been modified so that warm waste water previously discharged as effluent is now channelled back to heat the fresh, incoming mains water. This has reduced the amount of energy and water used to

We would like to thank the team at Groundwork Merseyside for their valued insight and support.

Source: ENWORKS, Making an impact in the Liverpool City Region, 2011 (www.enworks.com /local-impact)

clean the tankers. Staff have been trained in using water efficiently and the combined initiatives have achieved additional annual savings of £18,800. Drivers have also undergone training in driving efficiently. Their capped speed limit has been lowered and paid incentives have been introduced to encourage greater fuel efficiency. This has significantly reduced the fleet’s CO2e and saved £610,000 a year on fuel oil and diesel. Annual savings to date have reached £641,600 and opportunities have been identified to save a further £3,800 a year through localised heating systems in the workshop and rainwater harvesting. The total cost savings come with annual savings of 1,700 tonnes of CO2e, 653,200 litres of fuel and over 10,300 m3 of water. Managing director, Steve Lucy, said: “We would like to thank the team at Groundwork Merseyside for their valued insight and support.”

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GUIDE

BUYING INTO SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT Envirolink

“Sustainable procurement involves thinking about the whole life costs of goods and services and the effects they have not just on the organisation, but also the economy, environment and society.”

Every organisation buys things. From raw materials to office supplies, the vast range of goods that organisations and businesses purchase opens up a wide range of choices. Alex Forest, principal consultant at Envirolink, says: “How organisations make choices about what to buy can have a major impact on their profits and reputation. More and more people are adopting the principles of sustainable procurement to help improve their supply chain.

More and more people are adopting the principles of sustainable procurement to help improve their supply chain.

One of the advantages of sustainable procurement is that it can reduce costs thanks to its focus on rationalising what organisations buy, using less resources and producing less waste. So sustainable procurement can help organisations to buy less, save money on the materials they purchase and cut the cost of dealing with waste. Being able to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable procurement can also give companies the edge in winning new business for their own goods and services. Customers are increasingly asking potential suppliers about how they minimise negative environmental and social impacts and maximise positive social and environmental impacts. Sustainable procurement can also help to protect an organisation’s supply chain from potential risks, such as making sure that supplies are secure for the long term or protecting against ethical and reputational risks. With a growing need to demonstrate their environmental credentials, organisations are also looking for new ways to reduce their carbon emissions in order to help tackle climate change. Buying more sustainable products and services is a major opportunity for organisations to reduce their carbon footprint – the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply estimates that over half of an organisations’ carbon footprint lays within the products and service it buys. Finally, choosing to purchase sustainably can help to build a good reputation amongst customers, employees and investors by demonstrating an organisation’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES GUIDE

© The Mersey Partnership

≥ OFF-SHORE WIND Liverpool city region is well placed to take advantage of this emerging market. It has a number of key assets and capabilities necessary for the offshore wind industry including:

Liverpool city region offers a prime opportunity for wind energy manufacture, supply chain and marine logistics operations. Arup Consulting engineers.

• Deep water port facilities close to the offshore

wind farm development zones • Over 150 hectares of prime quayside

development sites • Expertise in ship building, fabrication,

manufacturing and engineering • Highly developed transport and logistics

infrastructure • A deep pool of talent from one of the UK’s largest

catchment populations. There are existing offshore windfarms in Liverpool Bay and along the North Wales coast developed in rounds 1 and 2 of the UK’s wind development programme. Development work is underway on an extension to Burbo Bank and a new windfarm at Gwynt y Môr off the North Wales coast. These developments will be dwarfed by the round 3 scheme to be developed in deeper Irish Sea waters, construction is due to start in 2014/15. Whilst no turbines have been assembled in the region, a substantial operation and maintenance infrastructure has now been established.

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES GUIDE

≥ SMART GRID The development of a Smart Grid requires new technologies to be trialled in the areas of power, control, communications and IT. Scottish Power Energy Networks are the electricity network operator for Liverpool city region and have the potential to lead bids to undertake trials and projects using Ofgem’s £500million Low Carbon Network Fund. Ofgem’s fund was made available over five years from April 2010 for larger scale trials and the Toxteth area has been identified as an area to conduct a Smart Grid trial.

£8.6 billion will be spent in replacing some 47 million gas and electricity meters.

The role out of smart meters to every property in the UK is due to commence in 2012. These developments will generate significant manufacturing requirements and installation. Installation is labour intensive as is training in areas such as data acquisition and security. Transmission companies have put forward plans for investment of £4.7 billion by 2020 for refurbishment and expansion of their UK networks. The Government has committed to the roll out of smart meters for both electricity and gas in all homes and most small businesses by the end of 2020. £8.6 billion will be spent in replacing some 47 million gas and electricity meters, which are expected to deliver total benefits of £14.6 billion over the next 20 years. The installation of these new meters alone will create thousands of jobs across the UK. Source – Low Carbon Economy Action Plan

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EU & UK Environmental Legislation

≥ From multinationals to sole traders, every company operating in the UK is subject to some measure of environmental regulation. These requirements are often sector-specific and target different environmental aspects such as waste, air quality, waste water, noise, health and safety, use of chemicals and disposal of electronic equipment.

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BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

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status for en awarded ISO14001 We have recently be ich brings wh , tem Sys nagement our Environmental Ma d ideas of the us improvements an together all the vario quantify our ely rat cu ws us to ac past 10 years, and allo dically and n for the future metho achievements, and pla and improve l continue to develop systematically. We wil set ourselves ing years, and have our EMS over the com looking ts for the future. We are some ambitious targe biomass le ab tain sus a boilers with at replacing our gas o emission rid vehicles and a zer system, investing in hyb harvesting menting a grey water electric van, and imple system for our factory.

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EU & UK Environmental Legislation

The Climate Change Act 2008 marks a step change in the level of accountability that all organisations will have to achieve. All firms in every sector will be required to examine their activities and cut carbon emissions.

Environmental legislation is regularly updated and altered and it is important to keep up to date with these changes.

Important legislation updates 2011-12 Energy Act 2011 An important piece of legislation is the Energy Act 2011 which makes provisions to improve energy efficiency in all properties. A section of the Act is dedicated to the Green Deal which helps to improve the energy efficiency of homes and industrial properties in the UK. Waste Regulations 2011 The Waste Regulations 2011 aims ultimately to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Legislation sets out the Waste Management Hierarchy which provides the following options to consider before resorting to landfill: Prevention, preparing for re-use, recycling and recovery (such as energy recovery).

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BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

KATHY HIGGINS Director

We always ask our learners to do at least 2 hour driving lessons because this cuts down the travel time of the instructors between pupils, we also keep our instructor local, again to save fuel and get greener. We are also in the process of putting a page on our new website on 'When not to use the car'.

Kyoto Protocol It is also important to be aware of responsibilities in regards to emissions of greenhouse gases. The 17th Conference of the Parties was held in Durban, South Africa at the Climate Change Conference between 28th November and 11th December 2011. COP 17 cumulated in a decision over the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol known as the second commitment. The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol will begin on 1st January 2013 and will end on either 31st December 2017 or on 31st December 2020. The end date will be decided by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Parties under the Kyoto Protocol. The second commitment period aims to ensure parties aggregate emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced by at least 25-40% below 1990 levels by 2020. As legislation is frequently amended we have listed some website below where information on up to date environmental legislation can be found. www.businesslink.gov.uk www.decc.gov.uk www.environment-agency.gov.uk/netregs www.legislation.gov.uk www.liverpool.gov.uk/environment

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS GUIDE

≥ Legislation in the United Kingdom requires that employers have appropriate arrangements and systems in place for the management and control of environmental matters. In order to achieve this requirement, employers need to have an effective environmental management system that it is clearly defined and well documented.

Information provided by Emansys

THE BENEFITS By implementing an environmental management system organisations will be able to demonstrate legislative compliance, their commitment to environmental issues and the improvement of standards in the management and control of environmental risk. As a direct outcome there should be a reduction in environmental incidents, insurance claims, downtime and costs. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STANDARDS There are three main recognised national and international environmental management standards: • BS EN ISO 14001:2004

Environmental management systems – Specification with guidance for use. • The European Union’s Eco-Management

and Audit Scheme (EMAS). • BS 8555:2003

Environmental management systems. Guide to the phased implementation of an environmental system including the use of environmental performance evaluation. In addition, a number of industry sectors have published their own guidance on environmental management systems, notably the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) within its Responsible Care Management System. Each of these management systems is based on the “plan-do-check-act” management model and embodies the principle of continual improvement as exemplified in the British Standard for quality assurance systems.

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Information provided by Emansys

BS EN ISO 14001 BS EN ISO 14001 sets out five steps for implementing and maintaining an environmental management system leading to continual improvement. These steps are represented in the model below.

Each of these management systems is based on the “plan-docheck-act” management model and embodies the principle of continual improvement as exemplified in the British Standard for quality assurance systems.

In BS EN ISO 14001 the environmental policy must state the overall objectives, in terms of compliance with legislation and pollution prevention, and a commitment to improving performance. The policy must be authorised by senior management. Planning of the environmental management system should include the identification of environmental aspects and the evaluation of associated environmental impacts, the identification of the relevant legal and regulatory requirements, the development and maintenance of environmental objectives and targets and the establishment and maintenance of a programme to achieve these objectives and targets. Implementation and operation of the system should involve the establishment of an organised management structure, the training of the workforce and the establishment of effective methods of communication within the workforce, documentation of the management system, operational control of the system to ensure that it is effective and emergency preparedness and response. Checking and corrective action relates to performance measurement and monitoring of operational activities, including record keeping, and audit procedures. Management review requires the organisation’s senior management to review the management system at fixed intervals to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.

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Information provided by Emansys

EMAS EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) sets out the requirements for an environmental management system that is equivalent to ISO 14001 but makes an additional requirement relating to a public reporting statement on environmental performance. WHICH SYSTEM TO USE? The choice of which system to adopt depends solely on the needs of individual organisations. However, the organisation needs to ensure that their chosen system includes provision for continual improvement, involves stakeholders and auditing and is well documented in order to demonstrate effectiveness. If an organisation already has accreditation under BS EN ISO 9001 it may wish to consider adopting BS EN ISO 14001 as both standards were designed to be compatible. For an informal discussion of your environmental management needs and how eMANSYS can help call 0151 430 2923 or email info@emansysuk.com.

BS 8555 APPROACH BS 8555 builds on BS EN ISO 14001 and provides guidance to all organisations on the phased implementation, maintenance and improvement of a formal environmental system without necessarily having to obtain certification. It makes particular reference to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) but is applicable to any organisation, irrespective of the nature of the business activity undertaken, location or level of maturity. The standard outlines an implementation process that can be undertaken in up to six separate phases: • Phase 1

Commitment and establishing the baseline;

• Phase 2

Identifying and ensuring compliance with legal and other requirements;

• Phase 3

Developing objectives, targets and programmes;

• Phase 4

Implementation and operation of the environmental management system;

• Phase 5

Checking, audit and review; and

• Phase 6

Environmental management system acknowledgement.

The standard allows phased acknowledgement of progress towards its full implementation.

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WHAT IS A CARBON FOOTPRINT? GUIDE

≥ The term carbon footprint is commonly used to describe the total amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for which an individual or organisation is responsible. Footprints can also be calculated for events or products.

Information provided by Emansys

The full footprint of an organisation encompasses a wide range of emissions sources from direct use of fuels to indirect impacts such as employee travel or emissions from other organisations involved. When calculating an organisation’s footprint it is important to include the full range of emissions sources. A common classification is to group and report on emissions by the level of control which an organisation has over them. On this basis, greenhouse gas emissions can be classified into three main types: 1. DIRECT EMISSIONS THAT RESULT FROM ACTIVITIES THE ORGANISATION CONTROLS Most commonly, direct emissions will result from combustion of fuels which produce CO2 emissions, for example the gas used to provide hot water for the workspace. 2. EMISSIONS FROM THE USE OF ELECTRICITY Workplaces generally use electricity for lighting and equipment. 3. INDIRECT EMISSIONS FROM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Each product or service that is purchased by an organisation is responsible for emissions. So the way the organisation uses products and services affects its carbon footprint. For example, a company that manufactures a product is indirectly responsible for the carbon that is emitted in the preparation and transport of the raw materials. Downstream emissions from the use and disposal of products can also be indirectly attributed to the organisation. It is clear, therefore, that producing a full footprint covering all three types of emissions can be quite a complex task.

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WHAT IS A CARBON FOOTPRINT? GUIDE

Information provided by Emansys

• Organisations use different methods

to calculate their footprints and classify emissions. • Footprints are often expressed differently,

for example most are expressed annually but some are expressed by individual product making comparisons difficult. • There are differences in how footprints

are calculated, for example whether they include only Carbon Dioxide (tCO2) or include all greenhouse gasses, expressed as tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). There are typically two main reasons for wanting to calculate a carbon footprint: • To manage the footprint and reduce

emissions over time; • To report the footprint accurately

to a third party.

FOOTPRINTING FOR MANAGEMENT OF EMISSIONS Calculating an organisation’s carbon footprint can be an effective tool for ongoing energy and environmental management. If this is the main reason that an organisation requires a carbon footprint, it is generally enough to understand and quantify the key emissions sources through a basic process, typically including gas, electricity and transport. This approach is relatively quick and straightforward. Having quantified the emissions, opportunities for reduction can be identified and prioritised, focusing on the areas of greatest savings potential. FOOTPRINTING FOR ACCURATE REPORTING Organisations increasingly want to calculate their carbon footprint in detail for public disclosure in a variety of contexts: • For CSR or marketing purposes; • To fulfil requests from business or retail

customers, or from investors;

Having quantified the emissions, opportunities for reduction can be identified and prioritised, focusing on the areas of greatest savings potential.

• To ascertain what level of emissions

they need to offset in order to become ‘carbon neutral’. For these purposes, a more robust approach is needed, covering the full range of emissions for which the organisation is responsible. It may also be appropriate for the calculation to be independently verified to ensure that the methodology has been correctly used and that the results are accurate.

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WASTE AS A RESOURCE GUIDE

by Paul Bergin of Liverpool Environmental Training, a division of Valley Field Environmental Services Ltd.

The recycling industry in the UK has evolved in the last ten years or so and greater uses and processes are now available for a whole range of materials including plastics, food waste, rubber and electrical products. Below are some tips for using waste as a resource: • All producers of waste, whether they produce waste

From September 2011 the Waste Regulation Directive states that every organisation must sign a declaration that they have applied the Waste Management Hierarchy when transferring waste. The hierarchy is:

themselves, transfer or import it, can benefit by reassessing use and design. For example, in the food industry many containers of products are made of a mixture of materials i.e. plastics drums with metal handles or foil containers with plastic coatings, which can inhibit their reprocessing and recycling. The re-processor would not normally have the capability of separating these different parts and therefore resources are lost to disposal. • Some materials will have a greater value than others.

•Prevention, •Preparing for reuse, •Recycling, •Recovery (e.g. energy recovery),

Good quality plastics in many different forms are recyclable but must be presentable for the market and mainly free from contamination of other materials or residues. This means you must set-up good separation and segregation procedures. • Alternatively, increasing numbers of companies are

•Disposal.

For more information on the Waste Regulations 2011 visit www.legislation.gov.uk

using Combined Heat & Power (CHP) systems to generate energy from their waste streams for their premises. This helps keep disposal costs down and can reduce energy consumption costs. • It is a good idea to manage waste as a cost-cutting

exercise rather than a secure income stream. Many waste materials have a fluctuating value as a commodity just as much as other raw materials and demand can vary from one economic cycle to another. • So it is wise to plan, where possible, how you are

going to dispose of something before you buy it. Careful planning can create resource efficiency and help make your organisation more profitable and environmentally friendly.

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Accessing funding for innovation

≥ Making the transition to the low carbon economy can require investment. We have brought together a selection of finance opportunities for grants, research and capital investment to help you grow your business. These are listed in alphabetical order.

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LEE CARROLL BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

Director

companies allows employees of Bike 2 Work Scheme ment through uip eq t of bikes and to save 42% on the cos r, reduce pe pa e. We recycle a tax exemption schem electrical all off by fully turning energy consumption and we’re g ntin ed paper for pri equipment, use recycl creditation. ac 001 ards the ISO 140 currently working tow empt to att an in s e to employer We promote our servic refore the d an ds cars on the roa reduce the number of pollution. reduce environmental

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Accessing funding for innovation Enhanced Capital Allowance DESCRIPTION OF FUND

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme is a key part of the Government’s programme to manage climate change. It provides businesses with enhanced tax relief for investments in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria. 100 per cent first-year Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) allow the full cost of an investment in designated energy-saving plant and machinery to be written off against the taxable profits of the period in which the investment is made. The general rate of capital allowances for spending on plant and machinery is 20% a year on the reducing balance basis. WEBSITE

www.etl.decc.gov.uk/etl CONTACT DETAILS

0800 085 2005 EMAIL

ECAquestions@carbontrust.co.uk

Feed In Tariff DESCRIPTION OF FUND

Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) were launched in April 2010 and refer to a guaranteed price which the Government pays to households and businesses for the production of energy from locally-installed wind turbines, solar photovoltaic panels or other small scale renewable energy systems (less than 5MW). Benefits of the tariff include: • Payment for all the electricity you produce even if it is just for yourself; • Additional bonus payment for electricity you export to the grid; • A reduction in your electricity bill. The Government initially paid a maximum of 43p per KwH of energy for small-scale solar installations in order to encourage households to opt for microgeneration under this arrangement. At the time of printing (Feb 2012) there was a degree of uncertainty about the level of the FiT payable for Solar PV. The Government’s proposals to implement a reduced rate of 21p per KwH as of 12th December 2011 was challenged (and upheld) by the High Court as the public had not had an opportunity to fully comment on proposals for the revised rate. Individuals wishing to install Solar PV should clarify the rate payable with their installer and verify any forthcoming information on the Government’s official website for Feed-In Tariffs. WEBSITE

www.fitariffs.co.uk

Forbury Investment Network DESCRIPTION OF FUND

Established to facilitate investment in early and growth stage companies in the technology sector. It follows on from the work done by the Environmental Investment Network. WEBSITE

www.forburyinvest.com CONTACT DETAILS

Forbury Investment Network 12 Henrietta Street Covent Garden London WC2E 8LH 0207 539 8000 EMAIL

enquiries@forburyinvest.com

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Green Growth Finance Scheme

DESCRIPTION OF FUND

A loan fund set up by Siemens and the Energy Saving Trust to help encourage energy efficiency. The new low carbon finance scheme is the first of its kind and will enable UK business to invest in cost effective energy efficiency equipment or other low carbon technologies such as energy efficient lighting and biomass heating.

DESCRIPTION OF FUND

A fund offering funding for small to medium size enterprises (SME) to engage in research and development projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology from which successful products, processes and services could emerge.

WEBSITE

www.energyefficiencyfinancing.co.uk CONTACT DETAILS

Carbon Trust Implementation Services Limited 6th Floor 5 New Street Square London EC4A 3BF

WEBSITE

www.innovateuk.org/deliveringin novation/grant-for-research-anddevelopment.ashx

0800 988 3718

Research and Development Credits

CONTACT DETAILS

Technology Strategy Board North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1UE

DESCRIPTION OF FUND

Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a company tax relief which can either reduce a company's tax bill or, for some small or medium sized companies, provide a cash sum. The tax credits encourage greater R&D spending in order to promote investment in innovation.

0300 321 4357

WEBSITE

EMAIL

www.hmrc.gov.uk/ct/forms-rates/claims/randd.htm

competitions@innovateuk.org

CONTACT DETAILS

0161 288 6308

ALISON BAILEY SMITH BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

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SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative)

The Green Grants Machine

DESCRIPTION OF FUND

DESCRIPTION OF FUND

DESCRIPTION OF FUND

Anyone who installs a qualifying renewable heating system is eligible to claim. Businesses have renewable heating systems installed by a registered fitter. They can then measure how much heat the renewable heating system produces after which the business is paid a fixed amount for the output they produce.

The Small Business Research Initiative programme helps early stage, high-technology small and medium enterprises gain greater access to research and development (R&D) opportunities supporting the future procurement needs of government departments and public bodies. The SBRI aims to create opportunities for businesses to engage with a specific department need and to prove their technology or idea. Successful companies will gain a lead customer for development and will receive a contract for the full cost of demonstrating the feasibility of their technology, leading to subsequent prototype development. This provides a route to market and establishes credibility for further investment. The opportunities do not offer grants or loans but are competitive R&D contracts. The programme is open to all businesses.

A website offering information and links on a wide variety of different funds for businesses to improve their environmental performance. As well as providing information on hundreds of green funding opportunities, the site also offers fund email alerts, daily news and a weekly newsletter.

WEBSITE

www.rhincentive.co.uk CONTACT DETAILS

Renewable Heat Incentive Team Office of Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED) Department of Energy and Climate Change 4th Floor 3 Whitehall Place London SW1A 2AW EMAIL

rhincentive@ownergy.co.uk

WEBSITE

www.greengrantsmachine.co.uk CONTACT DETAILS

Idox Information Solutions First Floor Alderley House Alderley Road Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 1AT 0870 333 7101 EMAIL

Sign up on the website to receive grant alerts via e-mail.

WEBSITE

www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovatio n/smallbusinessresearchinitiative.ashx CONTACT DETAILS

The Technology Strategy Board North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1UE 0300 321 4357 EMAIL

competitions@innovateuk.org

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Accessing funding for innovation The North West Fund for Energy and Environmental managed by Carbon Trust Investment Partners DESCRIPTION OF FUND

The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental in managed by the Carbon Trust Investment Partners and provides finance from £50,000 to £2million to businesses seeking finance typically from £400,000 to £5million. The investment will be used to support a broad range of needs from start-up and early stage development through to expansion plans for growth oriented businesses operating within the energy & environmental sector. The North West Fund for Energy & Environment is one of six different funds that include: • The North West Fund for Venture Capital, • The North West Fund for Development Capital, • The North West Fund for Business Loans, • The North West Fund for Digital & Creative, • The North West Fund for Biomedical, and • The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental. For information on any of the above funds visit: www.thenorthwestfund.co.uk/funds WEBSITE

www.thenorthwestfund.co.uk/funds/energy-environmental CONTACT DETAILS

Adam Workman Suite 415A, CT Investment Partners Chadwick House Birchwood Park Birchwood WA3 6AE 0845 519 8149 EMAIL

thenorthwestfund@carbontrust.co.uk

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) DESCRIPTION OF FUND

RDPE investment is available to land owners to improve the environment and the countryside through DEFRA’s Environmental Stewardship Schemes and to farmers and foresters to support the improvement of their business. Rural entrepreneurs and farmers wishing to diversify their businesses are also eligible for support. Funding for the development of wider rural business is available to micro-enterprises to support their start up and the growth of existing enterprises as well as activity around the development of tourism. The RDPE can also help communities to make the most of their local heritage and cultural assets. WEBSITE

www.defra.gov.uk/rural/rdpe CONTACT DETAILS

Defra Nobel House 17 Smith Square London SW1P 3JR 08459 33 55 77 EMAIL

defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

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DECADE OF HEALTH & WELLBEING GUIDE

≥ 2010 was the year of health and wellbeing in the Liverpool city region which brought people from all areas of society to strive for one goal: a healthier city region with a greater sense of wellbeing. The effects of 2010 can now be seen all over the city region and the year has become a decade with the aim of a healthier city region by 2020.

Equal, Well and Green

The vision for the decade states; Liverpool in 2020 is a city region where health and wellbeing are at the heart of our purpose, culture, planning and action, where communities, public bodies and private organisations are all working together in a Liverpool which is more equal, well and green. The businesses community have engaged in the decade in many ways so far – they’ve adopted wellbeing into their strategic objectives, used the five ways to check the wellbeing of their business culture and promoted them to employees. Building the five ways to wellbeing into our daily lives is proven to help us achieve and maintain wellbeing, making physical health more likely too! 1. Connect With the people around you, with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Connect with new people, aim to attend a few networking events a month to expand your network. 2. Be active Go for a walk or run. Step outside, cycle, play a game, garden, dance. Exercising makes you feel good…find what works for you. Take part in the Bike2Work scheme and cycle to your place of work or walk if possible.

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3. Take notice Be curious, catch sight of the beautiful, remark on the unusual, notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and how you are feeling. Reecting on our experiences helps us appreciate what matters. Look out for opportunities to enter into new markets this will expand the possibilities for your business. 4. Keep learning Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Fix a bike. Learn to cook a new dish. Learning new things makes us more conďŹ dent, as well as being fun. Keep your training up to date and learn a new skill.

The effects of 2010 can now be seen all over the city region and the year has become a decade with the aim of a healthier city region by 2020.

5. Give Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Consider taking on an apprentice - Liverpool Chamber of Commerce can provide skilled, enthusiastic apprentices for your business. To discuss how wellbeing could be at the heart of your business success email info@2020healthandwellbeing.org.uk or visit www.healthandwellbeing.org.uk

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≥ We have brought together a listing of companies locally who can help you on the way to greening your business by providing environmental products, technologies and services. These are listed in alphabetical order under the sub-sections below: 48 UNDERSTANDING AND REDUCING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT 50 GREENING YOUR COMMUNICATIONS 51 GREENING YOUR WORKPLACE 52 GREENING YOUR EVENTS 52 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION 54 LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGIES AND MANUFACTURING 56 RECYCLING, REUSE AND WASTE 58 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE 59 WATER USAGE 59 RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIALISTS 60 GROUNDS

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BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

MAGGIE O’CARROLL cer Chief Executive Offi

The Women’s Organisation

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Environmental Companies & Services UNDERSTANDING AND REDUCING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AECOM Ltd ADDRESS

3rd Floor 8 Princes Parade Princes Dock Liverpool L1 1QH TELEPHONE

0151 331 8900 WEBSITE

www.aecom.com EMAIL

See website for contact details COMPANY DESCRIPTION

AECOM provides a complete range of environmental, sustainability and energy consultancies to the construction industry.

eMANSYS

ENER-G

JMP Consultants Ltd

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

ENER-G House Daniel Adamson Road Manchester M50 1DT

4th Floor Castle Chambers 43 Castle Street Liverpool L2 9SH

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

0161 745 7450

0151 231 6140

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.energ.co.uk

www.jmp.co.uk

EMAIL

EMAIL

info@energ.co.uk

liverpool@jmp.co.uk

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

ENER-G provides solutions which reduce businesses utility costs and profit the environment through driving out energy and water waste.

JMP Consultants Ltd offers a wide range of services covering a broad spectrum of sectors. Services include carbon-foot printing of your business, sustainable and personalised travel plans, travel/transport surveys and advice on transport and traffic problems.

Hill Dickinson ADDRESS

No. 1 St Paul's Square Liverpool Merseyside L3 9SJ TELEPHONE

ADDRESS

Signature House 232A Rainhill Road Rainhill St Helens L35 4LD TELEPHONE

0151 430 2923 WEBSITE

www.emansysuk.com EMAIL

info@emansysuk.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

A consortium of experienced consultants specialising in environmental, health, safety and quality assurance management systems, Carbon Footprint Assessments, CSR, policy research, project evaluation, event management and training.

0151 600 8000 WEBSITE

www.hilldickinson.com EMAIL

Joule Consultants Ltd ADDRESS

Joule Consultants Ltd. 14 Stokes Close Halewood Merseyside L26 6BF

See website for contact details

TELEPHONE

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

0151 487 3160

Hill Dickinson provides legal advice on all aspects of environmental legislation and compliance. Areas include waste management, water pollution, packaging and environmental licensing, legal audits, civil claims, defence and prosecutions.

WEBSITE

www.jouleconsultants.com EMAIL

enq@jouleconsultants.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Joule Consultants are specialist Energy Consultants who provide a comprehensive service to their clients in order to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs. They are Accredited Energy Assessors approved to produce Commercial Energy Certificates and carry out Air Conditioning Inspections. Services include Energy Audits, CRC/CCA Management and energy procurement.

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Environmental Companies & Services Just Ask Scarlett Ltd

Synergen Energy Limited

The LK Group

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

Suite 12 West Lancashire Investment Centre White Moss Business Park Skelmersdale Lancashire WN8 9TG

Synergen Energy Ltd 21 Houghton Street Southport PR9 0NS TELEPHONE

Suite 314 DBH The Corn Exchange Fenwick Street Liverpool L2 7Q

01704 547 808

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

0151 235 8716

0844 567 1001

www.synergen.co.uk

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

EMAIL

www.thelkgroup.com

www.justaskscarlett.com

See website for contact details

EMAIL

EMAIL

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

merseyside@thelkgroup.com

info@justaskscarlett.com

Energy and Environmental consultancy that helps businesses to reduce energy costs via strategic purchasing, consultancy and advice on carbon management, CRC, CCL and other government initiatives. Synergen also complete energy management programmes.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Just Ask Scarlett is an independent consultancy working on all aspects of sustainable development. It is involved in physical regeneration and building projects, funding and financing to policy and strategy development.

TWC Consulting TerraConsult Limited ADDRESS

Ove Arup and Partners Limited

Bold Business Centre Bold Lane Sutton St Helens WA9 4TX

ADDRESS

12th Floor The Plaza 100 Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9QJ

LKA provides environmental consultancy in: land contamination, asbestos, invasive plants, waste management, sustainable development, flood risk, building energy, Code4homes and BREEAM.

ADDRESS

55 Foxhunter Drive Aintree Liverpool L9 0NB TELEPHONE

0844 272 8871

TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

01925 291 111

www.twcconsulting.com

TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

EMAIL

0151 227 9397

www.terraconsult.co.uk

info@twcconsulting.com

WEBSITE

EMAIL

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

mailbox@terraconsult.co.uk

TWC Consulting is a multi-disciplined practice of Chartered Surveyors, sustainable-building designers, energy advisors and project managers delivering a wide range of property services to the built environment.

www.arup.com

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

EMAIL

liverpool@arup.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Arup have expert teams providing innovative solutions in cost saving, energy efficiency, supply chain decision making and programme reduction.

TerraConsult provides a wide range of waste management, environmental, research and ground engineering consultancy services. It provides a highly professional service keeping clients informed of the changes demanded by legislation enabling them to develop in a profitable yet sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner.

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Environmental Companies & Services Utilities Analysis ADDRESS

Utilities Analysis Rooky Wood Broad Lane Heswall CH60 9JY TELEPHONE

0151 342 8933

GREENING YOUR COMMUNICATIONS

ADDRESS

Agent Marketing ADDRESS

23 Argyle Street Liverpool L1 5BL TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

www.utilitiesanalysis.co.uk

0151 707 0427 WEBSITE

EMAIL

utilitiesanalysis@gmail.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Utilities Analysis delivers building’s energy rating certificate and recommends improvements to reduce costs and CO2 emissions.

Valley Field Environmental Services Ltd

www.agentmarketing.co.uk EMAIL

tellmemore@agentmarketing. co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Agent Marketing provides strategic marketing and planning, branding and design, campaign management and public relations. It does this responsibly and using evidence.

TELEPHONE

0151 708 3563 WEBSITE

www.vfes.co.uk EMAIL

enquiry@vfes.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Valley Fields Environmental Services provides recycling and waste to energy services. Its training division, Liverpool Environmental Training, delivers City & Guilds environmental qualifications and apprenticeships. It also delivers CPD for their industry, including recycling, waste management and carbon management.

Green Preference Service Innovation Centre Innovation Way Heslington York YO10 5DG TELEPHONE

01904 567 971 WEBSITE

www.greenpreferenceservice.com EMAIL

info@greenpreferenceservice.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The Green Preference Service allows people to control the amount of direct mail they receive. People can opt to receive mail via an online mail box therefore reducing the amount of paper needed.

The Design Foundry Coethica

ADDRESS

Contemporary Urban Centre 41-45 Greenland Street Liverpool L1 0BS

Green Preference Service Limited

ADDRESS

78 Southport Road Lydiate Liverpool L31 2JP

ADDRESS

36 Henry Street Liverpool L1 5BS TELEPHONE

0151 709 1633

TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

0151 526 0097

www.design-foundry.co.uk

WEBSITE

EMAIL

www.coethica.com

mail@design-foundry.co.uk

EMAIL

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

info@coethica.com

The Design Foundry is a full service design and PR agency with a wealth of experience in delivering projects in an environmentally responsible way. We are at the forefront of ethical print procurement using, whenever possible FSC and Carbon Neutral papers. We also work for several clients on environmental projects including Merseytravel, Liverpool City Council and the Liverpool Chamber; in fact, we designed and produced this book.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Coethica are management consultants offering advice and training focusing on improving business performance through corporate responsibility and sustainability.

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Environmental Companies & Services Eco Chauffeur Service

Redwood Ltd

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

Intx Corporate Transport & Logistics PO Box 59 Lark Lane Liverpool L17 8FZ

Villers Road Knowsley Business Park Liverpool L34 9ET

TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

0808 222 2121

www.redwoodltd.co.uk

WEBSITE

EMAIL

TELEPHONE

www.intx.co.uk

info@redwoodltd.co.uk

0800 612 2603

EMAIL

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

WEBSITE

sales@intx.co.uk

ww.bike2workscheme.co.uk

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

FSC and PEFC certified, ethical printing and creative solutions company providing lithographic, digital and large format printing with in-house design.

GREENING YOUR WORKPLACE Bike 2 Work Scheme Ltd ADDRESS

Corona Building Brompton Avenue Crosby Merseyside L23 3BA

EMAIL

info@bike2workscheme.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Bike 2 Work Scheme Ltd is a Cycle To Work Scheme provider. It helps employees save up to 42% on the cost of a new bike for cycling to work, which has a positive impact on health and the environment.

Intx has launched Liverpool’s first Eco Chauffeur Service. Intx has added the latest Toyota Prius to the fleet which is one of the cleanest and greenest passenger cars available on the market.

Form Contemporary Office Solutions Ltd ADDRESS

Wellington Business Park 48 Dunes Way Liverpool L5 9RJ

TELEPHONE

08444 128 124

The Printroom UK Ltd ADDRESS

Unit C2, Kingfisher Business Park Bootle Merseyside L20 6PF TELEPHONE

0151 922 8516 WEBSITE

TELEPHONE

www.theprintroomuk.com

0800 783 1550

EMAIL

WEBSITE

info@theprintroom.com

www.form-office.net

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

EMAIL

The Printroom UK Ltd is an ISO 14001 accredited company using solvent-free technologies, vegetable-oil based inks and sustainably chosen papers and boards to provide a greener service for its clients.

sales@form-office.net COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Form offers a substantial number of office solutions that are made with the environment in mind, it focuses on the manufacturing process, materials used and delivery methods.

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Environmental Companies & Services GREENING YOUR EVENTS ACC Liverpool ADDRESS

Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP

Adlib Audio Ltd ADDRESS

Adlib House Fleming Road Liverpool L24 9LS TELEPHONE

0151 486 4388 WEBSITE

www.adlibsolutions.co.uk

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

0151 475 8888

info@adlibsolutions.co.uk

WEBSITE

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

www.accliverpool.com

Adlib is an extensive resource for all aspects of live entertainment production; combined with the on-site manufacturing plant means your event can be custom built. Adlib is able to facilitate sales or rentals of Audio, Lighting and Video equipment for concerts and corporate events across the country, with or without technicians. Adlib has attained ISO14001 certification, the International Standard for Reducing Impact on the Environment and has also been awarded a Green Business Ambassador Award from Liverpool City Council.

EMAIL

info@accliverpool.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, is a spectacular world class venue situated on the River Mersey. ACC Liverpool is one of the greenest venues in Europe, specifically designed with the most energy efficient, environmentally-friendly green criteriain mind.

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION Crest Environmental Ltd ADDRESS

Alma Street St Helens WA9 3AR TELEPHONE

01744 750 100 WEBSITE

www.crest-env-asbestos.co.uk EMAIL

enquiries@crest-env-asbestos.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Crest Environmental is an asbestos specialist able to undertake surveys, removal/disposal or encapsulation.

Curtins Consulting ADDRESS

Curtin House Columbus Quay Riverside Drive Liverpool L3 4DB TELEPHONE

0151 726 2000 WEBSITE

www.curtins.com EMAIL

liverpool@curtins.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Curtin Consulting are structural and civil engineers who also work in related areas such as environmental, infrastructure, transport planning, health and safety coordination and dispute resolution.

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Environmental Companies & Services Centriforce Products

Low-E

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

14-16 Derby Road Liverpool L20 8EE TELEPHONE

Unit 48 Weaver Industrial Estate Blackburne Street Liverpool L19 8JA

0151 207 8100

TELEPHONE

WEBSITE

0151 494 9994

Matan International Group Ltd 6th Floor, Horton House Exchange Flags Liverpool L2 3PF

www.centriforce.com

WEBSITE

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

www.low-e.co.uk

0151 244 5439

sales@centriforce.co.uk

EMAIL

WEBSITE

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

info@low-e.co.uk

www.matan.co.uk

Centriforce is a market leader and innovator in converting plastic waste into a range of high performance recycled plastic products.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

EMAIL

Low-E UK Ltd is an environmental company specialising in supplying Reflective Insulation and Water Saving Products. Low-E Insulation速 is manufactured using up to 40% recycled material, it is Class A/Class 1 Fire rated and can provide complete Air-tightness. Low-E Insulation速 is non-toxic, completely safe to handle and extremely quick and easy to install. Low-E Water savings products cover all aspects of commercial and domestic water usage. They supply a range of Oxygenics showerheads, aerating taps and kitchen sprayer and the worlds most advanced waterless urinal system.

enquiry@matan.co.uk

K2 Architects Ltd ADDRESS

Business Village 24 Derby Rd Liverpool L5 9PR TELEPHONE

0151 207 7726 WEBSITE

www.k2architects.co.uk EMAIL

design@k2architects.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Matan International Group Ltd ADDRESS

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Provides multi-disciplined Environmental services including engineering and environmental management, water, waste and energy management, and have pioneered and developed many innovative ideas.

Recipro ADDRESS

4 Hawkshead Road Greenfield Technology Park Bromborough Wirral CH62 3RJ TELEPHONE

K2 Architects are designers and project managers of sustainable homes and commercial buildings. Their client focused approach combines a proven track record in delivery with award winning design.

0844 225 3000 WEBSITE

www.recipro-UK.com EMAIL

info@recipro-UK.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Recipro is the free, nationwide building materials exchange for the construction trades. It helps to reduce waste, costs and goods to landfill by re-using or giving away surplus material left over during and after projects.

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Environmental Companies & Services LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGIES & MANUFACTURING ABB ADDRESS

Daresbury Park Warrington WA4 4BT TELEPHONE

01925 741 111 WEBSITE

www.abb.co.uk EMAIL

info@gb.abb.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

ABB are leaders in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

ACAL ADDRESS

ACAL Energy Ltd The Heath Business and Technical Park Runcorn Cheshire WA7 4QX TELEPHONE

01928 511 581 WEBSITE

www.acalenergy.co.uk EMAIL

info@acalenergy.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

ACAL develops fuel cell systems, modules and consumable chemicals for a range of uses including stationary, residential and automotive applications requiring larger than 1 kW of power.

Benson Signs

Pure Plant Power

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

96-98 Great Howard Street Liverpool Merseyside L3 7AX 0151 298 1567

Annick Laroque Pure Plant Power 24 Duke Street Garston Liverpool L19 2LT

WEBSITE

TELEPHONE

www.benson-signs.co.uk

0151 427 2511

EMAIL

WEBSITE

See website for contact details

www.pureplantpower.co.uk

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

EMAIL

Award winning manufacturer of illuminated, 3D, solid and printed signs, utilising the latest low carbon technology, and continuously aiming to improve overall environmental performance.

N/A

TELEPHONE

Mole Group ADDRESS

123 Arrowe Park Road Upton Wirral CH49 5PB TELEPHONE

0151 605 1469 WEBSITE

www.moleuk.com or www.combisave.com EMAIL

green@moleuk.com or info@combisave.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The Mole Group specialises in trenchless underground installations for both the domestic and commercial sectors. It also specialises in energy efficient heating and water systems. Other products include CombiSave a multi-saving product for use with combination boilers.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Nature in a bottle. A wonderful range of herbal and organic skincare products. We use homegrown and wildcrafted herbs and individually crafted recipes to suit all manner of skin conditions. Kind to the earth and kind to you. Local, organic, low carbon footprint, always nature first.

RS Clare & Co Ltd ADDRESS

Stanhope Street Liverpool L8 5RQ TELEPHONE

0151 709 2902 WEBSITE

www.rsclare.com EMAIL

info@rsclare.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

RS Clare is a manufacturer of special greases and surface coatings. It was founded in 1748 and achieved its ISO 14001 accreditation in 2004.

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Environmental Companies & Services Sign Lights

Total Glass Limited

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

Unit 2, Links Business Park Carr Lane Hoylake Wirral CH47 4AZ

Total Complex Overbrook Lane Knowsley Business Park Prescot L34 9FB

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

07912 184 497

0151 632 6293

0151 549 2339

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.wilsontechnologies.co.uk

www.sign-lights.co.uk

www.totalglass.com

EMAIL

EMAIL

EMAIL

info@wilsontechnologies.co.uk

sales@sign-lights.co.uk

sales@totalglass.com

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Sign Lights manufacture a very low energy light called a QuarterLite. This reduces energy consumption in illuminated signs by 65%.

Total Glass Limited manufactures PVC-u and Aluminium Windows, Doors and Conservatories. All glazing products supplied for our windows are to the British Fenestration Rating Council’s A Rated specification.

Professional training and installation of photovoltaic and solar thermal panel technology. Promoting the benefits and impacts of renewable energy on both a commercial and domestic level. It provides expert advice and guidance on subsidies, feed in tariffs and support available.

Thin Joint Technology

Wilson Technologies Limited 5 Mandela Court Liverpool L8 3TX TELEPHONE

ADDRESS

3 Albright Road Speke Approach Estate Widnes Cheshire WA8 8FY

Urban Space Products

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

0151 422 8000

08450 177 622

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.thinjoint.com

www.urbanspaceproducts.co.uk

EMAIL

EMAIL

sales@thinjoint.com

info@urbanspaceproducts.co.uk

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Thin Joint Technologies offer materials and components to create low carbon technologies.

Designer, manufacturer and installer of urban structures and eco-street furniture.

ADDRESS

5th Floor Horton House Liverpool L2 3PF

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Environmental Companies & Services RECYCLING, REUSE AND WASTE Bagnall and Morris ADDRESS

B&M Waste Services Iris House Dock Road South Bromborough Wirral CH62

Bulky Bob's

D&F Associates Ltd

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

Retail: Bulky Bob’s Furniture World 129 London Road Liverpool

Shell Green House Gorsey Lane Widnes, WA8 0YZ

Furniture Collection: Bulky Bob’s 12-14 Atlantic Way Brunswick Dock Liverpool L3 4BE

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

0808 100 2423 www.bagnallandmorris.com

Furniture World: 0151 207 7002 Commercial collections: 0151 702 0550

EMAIL

WEBSITE

info@bagnallandmorris.com

www.frcgroup.co.uk www.bulkybob’s.co.uk

WEBSITE

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Bagnall and Morris provide reliable quality waste management services that improve the environmental and financial performance of their customers. It works with commercial and industrial businesses including facilities management, hospital, shopping centres, banks, solicitors, accountants, manufacturing and schools. Services it provides include general waste management, recycling, hazardous waste solutions and confidential information destruction.

EMAIL

info@frcgroup.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Bulky Bob's collects reuses and recycles bulky waste. It sells good quality ‘pre-loved’ furniture at great prices, with discounts for people on low incomes. Now it is developing a service for businesses to be launched in 2012, collecting office furniture, electrical and IT equipment, and white goods at a reasonable price from anywhere in Liverpool. This quick, flexible service will help businesses to meet all WEEE regulations.

0151 420 8741 WEBSITE

www.dandfassociates.co.uk EMAIL

enquiries@dandfassociates.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

D&F Associates Ltd are a dedicated laboratory offering a range of testing and consultancy services to compost producers, organic waste recyclers and local government organisations.

Elixir Foundations Community Interest Group ADDRESS

Elixir Enterprise Park Dixon Road Kirkby L33 7XP TELEPHONE

0151 329 2111 WEBSITE

www.elixirfoundations.co.uk EMAIL

Info@elixirgroup.org.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The Elixir Foundation provides a recycling service specialising in PVCu window frames as well as cardboard and polythene.

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Environmental Companies & Services North West Electronic Recycling Centre

Roberts Recycling

ADDRESS

Carnegie Road Off Green Lane Old Swan Liverpool L13 7HH

Roberts Recycling 5 Yardley Road Knowsley Industrial Park Liverpool Merseyside L33 7SS

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

0151 424 5613

0151 228 5626

0151 353 9349

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.veolia.co.uk

www.northwestelectronics recycling.co.uk

www.moneyforclothes.com

EMAIL

EMAIL

widnes@veolia.co.uk

EMAIL

See website for contact details

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

info@northwestelectronics.co.uk

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Veolia Environmental Services is a leading recycling and waste management company.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Allows old and redundant electronic equipment to be reused and recycled, offering an alternative to landfill.

North West Recycling Group

ADDRESS

Roberts Recycling services include paying for and recycling old unwanted clothes. Other services include recycling old junk.

Veolia Environmental Services ADDRESS

Ditton Road Widnes Cheshire WA08 0TH TELEPHONE

Rotters Community Composting ADDRESS

ADDRESS

33 Unit House Evans Road Speke Boulevard L24 9HZ

Carnegie Road Off Green Lane Liverpool L13 7HH

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

0151 448 1532

0151 228 5626

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.northwestelectronics.co.uk www.northwesttextiles.co.uk EMAIL

info@northwestelectronics.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Northwest Recycling Group is an authorised treatment facility that recycle electronic and textiles which diverts waste from landfill.

www.rotters-liverpool.org.uk EMAIL

rotters@rotters.eclipse.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Collection and processing of food waste from businesses, schools and households, complemented by education and community work.

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Energy Projects Plus

Liverpool Food Alliance

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

Sandon Building Falkland Road Wallasey CH44 8ER

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE

Speke Hall Road Liverpool L24 9HA

0151 639 9499

Speke Training & Education Centre Unit House Speke Boulevard Liverpool L24 9HZ

WEBSITE

TELEPHONE

www.epplus.org.uk

07999 752 753

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

WEBSITE

0151 448 1748

info@createuk.com

www.liverpoolfoodalliance.co.uk

WEBSITE

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

EMAIL

www.createuk.com

A social enterprise that supports organisations and individuals to reduce their environmental impact with particular focus on reducing energy demand and sustainable energy generation. We deliver advice services, project management, training sessions and support strategy and policy development.

info@liverpoolfoodalliance.co.uk

Create Liverpool Ltd

EMAIL

info@createuk.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

CREATE is involved with recycling and refurbishment of white goods, many are sold at low cost to disadvantaged families and are available to the public. It has recently diversified activities to include sales of graded products, office furniture and catering through its community cafe.

Faiths4Change ADDRESS

St James’ House 20 St James’ Road Liverpool L1 7BY TELEPHONE

0151 705 2111 WEBSITE

www.faiths4change.org.uk EMAIL

faiths4change@faiths4change.org.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

A multi-faith, environmental charity Faiths4Change enables people of faith and goodwill to work in partnership to utilise the common ground of caring for the earth and community. It delivers innovative projects and services for the whole community, including schools. From food to water, energy and waste it aims to develop and enhance skills, build relationships and increase sustainable living for all.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The Liverpool Food Alliance is a partnership of organisations, charities and social enterprises engaged in progressing a practical agenda around access to land, urban food production, procurement strategies and alternative routes to market. The mission is to develop support for resilient city wide community food systems and related health initiatives. The LFA is currently working with the Plunkett Foundation’s Making Local Food Work programme, to research and develop localised food systems, as well as with Liverpool Primary Care Trust’s Decade of Health and Wellbeing 2020. The group are currently evolving a co-operative business model to help build more sustainability, connectivity, scale and mutual benefit for communities within an emerging urban food sector in Liverpool.

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Environmental Companies & Services Feed It Green

WATER USAGE

ADDRESS

Feed It Green Ltd Hanover House Hanover Street Liverpool L1 3DZ

Combined Harvesters ADDRESS

Britannia House Dock Road Birkenhead Wirral CH41 1DF

TELEPHONE

0151 285 3888 WEBSITE

RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIALISTS

TELEPHONE

0151 639 0880 WEBSITE

www.feeditgreen.com EMAIL

info@feeditgreen.com COMPANY DESCRIPTION

www.combinedharvesters.co.uk

Eco Environments Ltd

EMAIL

info@combinedharvester.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Rainwater harvesting and storm water management solution specialist, from basic water butts and filters/diverters to full underground systems.

ADDRESS

Energy House 83 Rimrose Road Liverpool L20 4HN TELEPHONE

0845 68 68 111 WEBSITE

www.eco-environments.co.uk EMAIL

info@eco-environments.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

MCS accredited installers of solar and wind power, heat pumps, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient lighting. They are experienced in renewable technologies, green grants and loans and support available to businesses and households.

Feed It Green Ltd based in Liverpool was established in 2011. We provide high quality solar panel and renewable energy installations to homes and businesses. We are MCS accredited and a member of the Real Assurance Scheme. In January 2012 we won the Regional Local Business Accelerators competition backed by Deborah Meaden, David Cameron, The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and The Liverpool Echo and Post newspapers.

Solen Energy ADDRESS

Unit 5 Skypark International Blenheim Way Speke Merseyside L24 1YH TELEPHONE

0151 448 9662 WEBSITE

www.solenenergyuk.co.uk EMAIL

info@solenenergyuk.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Solen Energy is an organisation of designers, installers and wholesale suppliers of solar photovoltaic.

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Environmental Companies & Services Stiebel Eltron ADDRESS

Unit 12 Stadium Court Stadium Road Bromborough Wirral CH62 3RP

BUSINESS AMBASSADOR

DAWN BRADY TATE LIVERPOOL

TELEPHONE

0151 346 2300 WEBSITE

www.stiebel-eltron.co.uk EMAIL

info@stiebel-eltron.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Stiebel Eltron manufactures renewable energy technologies such as ground & air Source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal and heat recovery systems for both domestic and commercial applications.

GROUNDS Glendale Liverpool Ltd ADDRESS

The Coach House Duxbury Hall Road Duxbury Park Chorley PR7 4AT TELEPHONE

01257 460461 WEBSITE

www.glendale-services.co.uk EMAIL

liverpool@glendale-services.co.uk COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Joint Venture company between Glendale Managed Services and Liverpool City Council, providing grounds maintenance services in every park and cemetery in the city and both its golf courses.

Art galleries are fundamentally energy intensive but Tate recognises that this is no longer appropriate in the context of climate change and is looking into ways to reduce its carbon footprint. According to the Display Energy Certificate issued by HM Government, Tate Liverpool’s energy performance has improved and carbon emissions have decreased year on year. Tate has achieved Carbon Trust certification for all its UK operation. Tate’s carbon manager produces a monthly Carbon Management Report & Energy Review. TATE LIVERPOOL HAS ACHIEVED SILVER STANDARD IN THE GREEN TOURISM BUSINESS SCHEME IN 2005, 2008 AND AGAIN IN 2010. MEMBERSHIP OF THE GTBS SHOWS A COMMITMENT TO GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE IN BUSINESS ACTIVITIES. TATE LIVERPOOL HAS RECYCLING INITIATIVES IN PLACE FOR PCS, PRINTER CARTRIDGES, LIGHT BULBS, FURNITURE, BATTERIES, PHONES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS. Waste is collected by Gaskells and taken to their recycling and pre-treatment facility which enables Tate to reduce the amount of waste destined for landfill. Sensory plumbing has been installed in the public toilets reducing water usage. Staff are encouraged to apply for an advance to purchase an annual season ticket for travelling on public transport. Tate also operates a cycle to work scheme and a bike shelter has recently been installed on site.

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REECH GUIDE

Working with registered social landlords, managed by Sefton Council, REECH will provide a range of energy efficiency measures in over 2000 homes at a cost of £15million. It is envisaged that the increased demand for green technologies will provide new business opportunities for local suppliers and contractors working in this sector.

REECH is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded initiative aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the most deprived communities in Merseyside and Halton. A range of measures are being installed by REECH including: solid wall insulation • Passive ventilation

This includes:

• Solar water heating

• Air source heat pumps

• Triple glazing • Gas saver boilers • Voltage optimisation

Plus Dane’s project on Elaine Street in Liverpool 8 is one of the 13 schemes within the REECH Initiative. Despite previous investment these 35, solid wall, 2-bedroom terraced Victorian homes, typical of those prevalent in Liverpool and other major cities, still have poor thermal insulation and are regarded as ‘hard-totreat’. REECH and Plus Dane will therefore jointly fund internal insulation to the front walls preserving the attractive external appearance and external insulation to the rear elevations. Plus Dane will be funding Solar Photovoltaic panels to houses with south facing roofs. To gain the greatest level of impact for the local economy REECH will co-ordinate a programme of wrap around complementary activity.

• Internal and external

• LED lighting

Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Community Housing

Supply Chain/local business opportunities

• Employment & Skills • Community Engagement/Behavioural Change • Sustainability • Evaluation and dissemination

For local business opportunities the REECH Initiative aims to raise awareness of the growing demand for retrofitting low carbon technologies and will try to maximise the amount of REECH funded works carried out by local companies. For further information about the REECH Initiative please contact Frank Egerton on 0151 934 4619 or frank.egerton@sefton.gov.uk

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ELDONIAN GROUP LTD (EGL) GUIDE

Eldonian Group Ltd (EGL) is a leading regeneration company with a record of creating working partnerships across the public and private sector. Led by the CEO Lawrence Santangeli, EGL signed a joint working agreement with Peel Holdings in October 2009. EGL has planning permission for a 40k sq.ft Low Carbon Enterprise Hub on Vauxhall Road, whilst pulling this together and working on the energy requirements and delivery for this project they also decided to commit to the development and delivery of a community based Energy Services Company (ESCo). EGL, has completed a stage one feasibility for a Tri-Energy (Energy, Heat and Cooling) district network of 4 megawatts (mw). This network will serve both businesses and households. Using this feasibility EGL submitted a Regional Growth Fund Application with Liverpool Vision for £4 million with private sector investment of £16 million as part of their wider application. This was successful and EGL is currently working through the due diligence process and stage two investment feasibility.

EGL has planning permission for a 40k sq.ft Low Carbon Enterprise Hub on Vauxhall Road.

EGL has continued to discuss proposals with the business community and householders, to ascertain the appetite for our offer. These discussions are continuing and we are confident of a phased delivery to 25mw of energy and 54mw of heat. This ESCo and its primary partners including Peel Utilities have worked the proposed CHP plant and network to a current investment value of £30 million. The continuing support of Peel will enable the ESCo to provide services to Liverpool Waters, building in strong sustainability for the future. For further information about the Eldonian Group Ltd (EGL) please contact 0151 207 5181 or www.eldoniangroup.com

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PROJECT VIRIDIS GUIDE

Co-ordinated by Liverpool Mutual Homes

≥ The consortium also aims to support a social enterprise tasked with training, employing and addressing fuel poverty for individuals, communities and other businesses in Liverpool City Region.

Project Viridis is a consortium of social housing landlords and local authorities operating across the six boroughs of Greater Merseyside. Formed in 2011 the group’s main objective is to retrofit its collective stock of residential housing with renewable and energy-saving technologies. This will initially focus on Solar PV installations followed by other retrofit measures and technologies such as loft and solid wall insulation, solar thermal, heat pumps, customer desensitisation, refurbishment of existing systems, fabrication, wind, air sealing and moisture management. In the process of delivering the project the consortium also aims to support a social enterprise tasked with training, employing and addressing fuel poverty for individuals, communities and other businesses in Liverpool City Region. Further information on the project and its opportunities will be available at www.liverpoolmutualhomes.org

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GUIDE

LIVERPOOL CITY REGION - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ACTION PLAN (SEAP) Produced by Arup for Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (City Region Authorities

The specific aims of the SEAP are to: •

Provide a platform to grow LCR’s energy sector supply chain and in doing so create jobs and economic growth through the transformation towards a Low Carbon Economy.

• Provide certainty on energy policy and projects in LCR

that will attract and increases access to funding and investment. The LCR SEAP is a coherent, evidence-based and prioritised action plan to shape a sustainable energy system.

Increase energy security by reducing the reliance on imported energy, improving the mix if low carbon energy generation.

Reduce energy costs through improvements in energy efficiency and cheaper energy for public-owned assets.

Reduce CO2 emissions and carbon foot prints across the public and private sectors.

Increase the resilience of the LCR energy infrastructure thus providing new economic opportunities.

Create buy in across the public and private sector, communities and politicians by setting ambitious but realistic targets and prioritising interventions and actions.

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (Merseyside EAS) is a sub-regional service that works for Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St.Helens and Wirral Councils. Although primary customers are the Planning Services of the District Councils, Merseyside EAS also provide environmental advice and sustainable solutions to other services and directorates including Countryside, Leisure, Transportation and Environmental Health. For more information about Merseyside EAS and the work we do, please contact us on 0151 934 4951. For information specifically on energy related issues contact Paul Slinn.

The service comprises professional technical staff and its role is to assist the Merseyside Districts by providing technical advice on a wide range of environmental matters. It assists the Merseyside Districts by providing a 'one-stop-shop' for a broad range of environmental, nature conservation and sustainable development and waste management issues.

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THE WORKPLACE WELLBEING CHARTER

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a statement of intent, showing a commitment to the health of the people who work for you. It considers issues such as leadership, sickness and absence management, awareness of alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, mental health and stress, healthy eating and physical activity. Employers can sign up to it, using a self-assessment tool, and find out what they are already doing right, and where they need to improve. It is relevant to all businesses, no matter how big or small they are, as long as they employ staff and can demonstrate their commitment to the health and wellbeing of those staff. It is open to all public, private and third sector organisations. It provides a clear set of wellbeing standards, taking a holistic approach that includes physical and mental health, health promotion and ways to evaluate the services and information you are offering. It also aims to share best practice about health and wellbeing within the workplace.

The Charter focuses on three key areas leadership, culture and communication - where even small steps can make a big difference to the health of your staff, and therefore the health of your organisation.

The Charter focuses on three key areas - leadership, culture and communication - where even small steps can make a big difference to the health of your staff, and therefore the health of your organisation. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter comes in three levels, each containing different standards that need to be achieved. Some, or all, will be relevant to you depending on the size and direction of your organisation. The three levels are Commitment; Achievement and Excellence. You can find out about each of those three levels, and what is required to attain them, in the wording of the Charter itself and via the self-assessment. You can progress from one to another by achieving all of the necessary standards. For more information see www.wellbeingcharter.org.uk

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Skills & Training

≥ A new economy needs new skills and since 2009 the skills, training and educational sectors have stepped up to the challenge and created many new courses (or amended some existing ones) to meet the needs of businesses. These are listed in alphabetical order.

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Edge Hill University

Fusion 21

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Greater Merseyside Connexions

Higher Education & Research.

Social Economy.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Youth Advice Service.

Edge Hill University offers individual modules and customised short courses for training and career development needs.

Construction Sector.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHAT THEY DO?

Young people aged 13-19.

Fusion21 is a social economy business providing training, employment, procurement and consultancy services. Key training courses include health and safety, manual handling, site management, asbestos awareness, tenant maintenance, entry into construction and on-site assessment and training. Consultancy services include strategic advisory, commercial viability assessments and project co-ordination support for housing retrofit programmes.

WHAT THEY DO?

WEBSITE

EMAIL

Greater Merseyside Connexions is an independent organisation providing information, advice and careers guidance and employment services to young people aged 13-19 years, adults and employers. Connexions has developed a range of learning materials, training resources and information for Jobs for Tomorrow on Merseyside. This includes videos, case studies and leaflets on new opportunities for businesses and jobseekers in the low carbon, knowledge and visitor economies, and the Mersey SuperPort developments.

www.edgehill.ac.uk/ngas

info@fusion21.co.uk

WEBSITE

EMAIL

TELEPHONE

enquiries@edgehill.ac.uk

0151 481 3000

www.connexionslive.com/ jobsfortomorrow.aspx

TELEPHONE

ADDRESS

EMAIL

01695 657 000

Fusion21 Building Skills Centre Huyton Merseyside L36 6AP

personal.adviser@connexionslive.com

WHAT THEY DO?

The Department of Natural, Geographical & Applied Sciences delivers courses including; environmental monitoring, environmental and countryside management, climate change, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing, environmental assessment, vegetation identification and analysis, soil science, freshwater and marine ecology.

ADDRESS

St Helens Road Ormskirk Lancashire L39 4QP

WEBSITE

www.fusion21.co.uk

TELEPHONE

0800 0126 606 ADDRESS

Greater Merseyside Connexions Head Office Unit 2A Wavertree Boulevard South Wavertree Technology Park Liverpool L7 9PF

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Green Energy Training Centre

Hugh Baird College

In-Phase Training Ltd

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Further Education.

Electrical Training Centre.

Training Centre.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Hugh Baird College provides training and education for a wide range of learners from school leavers to business personnel.

Electricians.

Green energy installers / Plumbers. WHAT THEY DO?

The Green Energy Training Centre (GETC) is based in Bromborough, Wirral and provides courses in the installation of solar photovoltaic panels and air and ground source heat pump technology. These courses are accredited by the British Plumbing Employers' Council (BPEC). The GETC also delivers a range of non-accredited master classes and awareness sessions on these technologies. WEBSITE

WHAT THEY DO?

Offering over 300 courses at a variety of levels from entry to degree-level certification, its programmes include vocational training, A-Levels and apprenticeships, all of which provide a foundation for further learning or employment. New courses include Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation which provides technical skills in implementing an increasingly popular environmental technology.

www.getc.co.uk

WEBSITE

EMAIL

www.hughbaird.ac.uk

infoatgetc@scientiam.co.uk

EMAIL

TELEPHONE

enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk

0844 822 8088

TELEPHONE

ADDRESS

0151 353 4444

Green Energy Training Centre (GETC) Unit 12 Stadium Court Bromborough Wirral CH62 3RP

WHAT THEY DO?

In-Phase Training Ltd. provides City & Guilds training for electricians from beginners to advanced level. It delivers the City & Guilds 2399/11/12 Level 3 award in the installation, testing and maintenance of solar Photovoltaic systems (solar panels). WEBSITE

www.inphaseltd.co.uk EMAIL

inphaseltd@btconnect.com TELEPHONE

0151 207 7500 ADDRESS

Unit 4 Boundary Workshops Liverpool Film Studios Complex 105 Boundary Street Liverpool L5 9YJ

ADDRESS

Hugh Baird College Balliol Road Bootle L20 7EW

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Knowsley Community College

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Liverpool Community College

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Further Education.

CIPS Accredited Training Centre.

Further Education.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses.

Businesses and Public Sector.

WHAT THEY DO?

WHAT THEY DO?

Knowsley Community College works in conjunction with Roby College to offer Apprenticeships, A-Levels, BTECs and Diplomas in industrial environmental awareness, electrical engineering, motor vehicle engineering and maintenance, brickwork, joinery, and applied science. Employers wishing to investigate available solutions and services should contact Knowsley Associates at Knowsley Community College.

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is a leading business training provider that delivers courses and apprenticeships in (but not restricted to) business administration, retail, international trade, information technology and customer service. The Chamber is also an accredited centre for both basic and advanced courses in procurement delivered by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply covers a course in Sustainable Procurement which can be studied as part of the wider diploma programme or as a stand-alone unit. The course provides learners with skills and knowledge for identifying and implementing appropriate sustainable specifications, sourcing and whole-life contract management for products and services, and evaluating how sustainable procurement impacts on business performance.

Liverpool Community College provides a wide range of learning, employment and training services for adults, young people, employers and professionals in work.

WEBSITE

www.knowsleycollege.ac.uk EMAIL

info@knowsleycollege.ac.uk TELEPHONE

0845 155 1055 ADDRESS

Knowsley Associates Cherryfield Drive Kirkby L32 8SF Merseyside L36 6AP

WEBSITE

www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/cips.html EMAIL

cips@liverpoolchamber.org.uk TELEPHONE

WHAT THEY DO?

The college has recently been selected as a National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies in the North-West region and provides training in the design, installation and maintenance of low-carbon technologies such as solar thermal, photovoltaics, heat pumps, water harvesting and recycling. Short courses spanning from one to five days have also been introduced on renewable awareness, gas assessment and the environmental technologies listed above. WEBSITE

www.liv-coll.ac.uk EMAIL

asktheteam@liv-coll.ac.uk TELEPHONE

0151 252 1515 ADDRESS

Liverpool Community College Vauxhall Road Liverpool L3 6BN

0151 227 1234 ADDRESS

Number One Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9HG

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Liverpool Environmental Training Services (LETS)

Liverpool Hope University

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

City & Guilds Accredited Centre. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses. A City & Guilds Accredited Centre which delivers short courses for businesses in business resource efficiency and carbon management. It also specialises in recycling and waste management training. www.vfes.co.uk EMAIL

l.e.t.s@live.co.uk TELEPHONE

0151 708 3563 0775 114 8125 ADDRESS

Contemporary Urban Centre 41-51 Greenland Street Liverpool L1 0BS

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

Higher Education & Research.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Higher Education.

Businesses, under-graduates, graduates and post graduates.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHAT THEY DO?

WHAT THEY DO?

WEBSITE

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Hope University offers an MSc. course in Environmental Management. The course blends scientific and applied social science approaches to the study and application of environmental management in different settings. This intends to inform students about the wide spectrum of approaches often adopted in the management of both urban and rural environments and environmental resources. The course is particularly relevant to private-sector businesses required to consider issues of ecology/nature conservation, coastal zone management or urban regeneration within a sustainable environmental management context. WEBSITE

www.hope.ac.uk/prospective/postgradu atecourses/environmentalmanagement EMAIL

enquiry@hope.ac.uk TELEPHONE

0151 291 3111 ADDRESS

Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD

Businesses, under-graduates, graduates and post graduates. WHAT THEY DO?

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) hosts the Centre for the Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST). The Centre serves as a gateway to five specialist research clusters including the Liverpool Centre for Environmental Technologies (LCET); the Centre for Construction Management and Economics (CME); Radio Frequency and Microwave Technologies (RFM); Liverpool Centre for Material Technology (LCMT); and Facilities Management and Property Planning (FMPP). These centres are primarily focused on developing and delivering higher-level research and laboratory skills. BEST has forged industrial partnerships with firms across Merseyside and the Northwest and may be of interest to companies seeking to explore low-carbon solutions in the construction, property, transport and infrastructure development sectors. LJMU also offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development courses in various branches of engineering, planning, surveying, management and the sciences. WEBSITE

www.ljmu.ac.uk EMAIL

courses@ljmu.ac.uk TELEPHONE

0151 231 2822 ADDRESS

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Maritime and Engineering College North West

National Oceanography Centre

St Helens College

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Higher Education & Research.

Further Education /Higher Education /Sixth Form College.

Vocational Training College.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

While opportunities at the centre are mainly aimed at undergraduate, graduate and advanced researchers, it also engages with schools through career advice programmes, the Community Scientists and Neighbourhood Engineers scheme and by organising tours of the centre (upon request).

Businesses, school-leavers, adult learners and staff in employment.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses, school-leavers, adult learners, and staff in employment. WHAT THEY DO?

The Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW) is a centre of vocational education for the maritime, engineering, manufacturing and related sectors. MECNW is located next to the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead and features a range of bespoke training facilities, equipment and workshops (including its own operational dry dock) within a self-contained site containing workshops, classrooms, IT suites, offices and conference facilities. It aims to provide high-quality training services for both learners and employers in engineering, health and safety, trade and logistics, officebased skills, business improvement techniques and quayside skills. The college also offers adult learning, apprenticeships and information, advice and guidance to employers on maritime engineering issues.

WHAT THEY DO?

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a research laboratory owned by the Natural Environment Research Council. It is based at the University of Liverpool and is world-renowned for research in the physics of estuarine, coastal and shelf sea circulation; wind wave dynamics and sediment transport processes; global sea level science and geodetic oceanography, and marine technology and operational oceanography. WEBSITE

www.pol.ac.uk EMAIL

See website for online enquiry form. TELEPHONE

WHAT THEY DO?

St Helens College offers further and higher education and training solutions for adults, young people and employers. The college provides a traditional sixthform pathway alongside more recent options such as apprenticeships. Its construction, engineering, science, purchasing and land based industry courses will be of particular interest for companies in the construction, energy and environmental technologies sectors. WEBSITE

www.sthelens.ac.uk EMAIL

businessunit@sthelens.ac.uk. TELEPHONE

01744 733 766 ADDRESS

St Helens College Water Street St Helens Merseyside WA10 1PP

0151 795 4800 ADDRESS

WEBSITE

www.mecnw.co.uk EMAIL

info@mecnw.co.uk TELEPHONE

0151 666 1028

National Oceanography Centre Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street Liverpool L3 5DA

ADDRESS

Maritime and Engineering College North West Monks Ferry Birkenhead CH41 5LH

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University of Liverpool TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Wirral Metropolitan College

Higher Education.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Further Education.

Businesses, under-graduates, graduates and post graduates.

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHAT THEY DO?

WHAT THEY DO?

The University of Liverpool (UoL) accommodates the School of Environmental Sciences (SoES). Four key teaching and research sections are located within the school including the Departments of Civic Design, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Ecology and Geography. The departments offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and host advanced research facilities for understanding and managing the built, natural and marine environments. The University also intends to launch the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy in the near future focused on developing clean and sustainable energy technologies. A wide range of options are available for businesses wishing to access expertise located at UoL through consultancy or collaborative partnerships. These can be explored via the University’s Business Gateway for which information is available both online and from a bespoke prospectus of business services published by the University.

Wirral Metropolitan College (WMC) offers health, safety and environmental management qualifications accredited by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). Courses cover fire safety, risk management, construction health and safety and environmental management. Certificates and diplomas are also available in plumbing and heating, plastering, electrical installations and testing, carpentry and joinery, bricklaying and Computer-Aided Design for the Built Environment.

Construction sector.

WEBSITE

www.wmc.ac.uk EMAIL

See website for online enquiry form TELEPHONE

0151 551 7777 ADDRESS

Wirral Metropolitan College Conway Park Campus Europa Boulevard Birkenhead CH41 4NT

PROFESSIONAL BODIES The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Associate Member Courses TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Professional membership body. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Environment professionals. WHAT THEY DO?

IEMA is the leading professional membership body for promoting best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment for all industry sectors. WEBSITE

www.iema.net EMAIL

info@iema.net TELEPHONE

01522 540 069 ADDRESS

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) St Nicholas House 70 Newport Lincoln LN1 3DP

WEBSITE

www.liv.ac.uk/businessgateway EMAIL

business@liv.ac.uk TELEPHONE

0845 0700 064 ADDRESS

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Building Research Establishment Group (BRE)

Chartered Institute of Wastes Management

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management

Charitable Company.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

WHO THEY SUPPORT

WHO THEY SUPPORT

Waste Professionals.

Construction Industry.

Professional Body and registered Charity.

WHAT THEY DO?

WHO THEY SUPPORT

The BRE is a group of companies providing a range of training, education and research programmes and publications on built environment topics and sustainability issues.

Members – worldwide.

WEBSITE

www.bre.co.uk EMAIL

enquiries@bre.co.uk TELEPHONE

01923 664 000 ADDRESS

BRE Group Bucknalls Lane Watford, WD25 9XX

BSI British Standards International TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Business Services Organisation. WHO THEY SUPPORT

Businesses. WHAT THEY DO?

BSI is a leading global provider of standards, management systems, business improvement and regulatory approval information.

TYPE OF ORGANISATION

Professional Body.

WHAT THEY DO?

Working for the public benefit for a clean, green and sustainableworld, CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) is the only independent, chartered professional body and registered charity with an integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues. It also provides training and professional development opportunities.

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the professional body which represents waste professionals working in the sustainable waste and resource management sectors worldwide. CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience. CIWM offers a one stop shop for training, knowledge gathering and networking needs.

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.ciwem.org

www.ciwm.co.uk

EMAIL

EMAIL

See website for online enquiry form

ciwm@ciwm.co.uk

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

020 7831 3110

01604 620426

ADDRESS

ADDRESS

15 John Street London WC1N 2EB

9 Saxon Court St Peter's Gardens Marefair Northampton NN1 1SX

WHAT THEY DO?

WEBSITE

www.bsigroup.co.uk EMAIL

training@bsigroup.com TELEPHONE

0845 086 9000 ADDRESS

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The Liverpool Sustainable Community Strategy

Additionally in March 2011 the City Council Cabinet firmly set out its intention to work with partners and businesses to deliver a Low Carbon City seizing the opportunity to develop new local jobs and investment from the emerging environmental economy sector and helping businesses to develop new opportunities; reduce baseline costs and improve resilience to emergency events such as flood and heat wave.

The Liverpool Sustainable Community Strategy commits the city as a whole to delivering a 35% reduction on carbon emissions by 2024.

In support of this aspiration in November 2012 a new National Skills hub was launched by Liverpool Community College which can now provide employees with accredited training in environmental technologies such as solar photovoltaics; solar hot water; rain water harvesting and re-use, and ground and air source heat pumps.

“The target will be challenging and we need to work in partnership with all local businesses to achieve these reduction figures. Just looking at our own business Liverpool City Council’s own Carbon Management Plan (CMP) will make a 34% carbon reduction over a 5 year period using an invest to save approach. To support this ISO14001 has been introduced into15 sites, and following our successful Capital of Culture 2008 the city is leading on a trial of BS8901 for ‘green’ event management. The City Council also purchases 100% green electricity from renewable sources for every council building, street and traffic light.”

Contact Pat Byrne at Liverpool Community College National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies 0151 252 4723 for further information.

A ‘Lets Get Ready Liverpool’ booklet is available for all those businesses considering their resilience planning for environmental and other emergencies. In March 2011 the City Council was rated second highest achieving Local Authority across the country in the Local Government Chronicle annual awards for carbon reduction actions, and was also placed first in the North West in relation to its work on Climate Change adaptation and resilience. We are committed to further work with our partners to build on this success. For more information about the Liverpool Sustainable Community Strategy visit www.liverpoolfirst.org.uk/sites/liverpoolfirst /files/ liverpool_climate_change_implementation_programme_sept2009.pdf. For the Let’s Get Ready Liverpool booklet visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/ Images/Business Continuity ManagementBooklet.pdf.

Councillor Tim Moore, Liverpool City Council

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Environmental Technologies at Liverpool Community College

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies will transform the way the UK plans, develops and delivers skills in renewable and environmental technologies.

Liverpool Community College is one of four ‘Lead Hubs’ which cover the North West region.

It will provide employers with a service which is demand driven, quality assured, accessible, progressive and recognised. The Skills Academy network comprises of a number of geographically based hubs. There are 14 in total across the country at present. Liverpool Community College is one of four 'Lead Hubs' which cover the North West region. The College has full accreditation to provide training in all of the areas which are currently approved by the Sector Skills Council which comprise:- Environmental Technology Systems Awareness, Installation / Maintenance of Solar Thermal Systems, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Heat Source Pumps and Water Recycling Systems. Qualifications under development include Micro CHP, Hydro and Wind. With the exception of the awareness programme all of the courses are aimed at up skilling existing workers who are already qualified to a level 3 standard in a building services technology for example heating engineers, plumbers, electricians. These qualifications will become mandatory from 2012 and will supersede the current requirements for entry into the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) which is the current seal of approval used by manufacturers and installers.

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≥ FINDING THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR GREEN DEAL The Department of Energy and Climate Change are leading an initiative to provide consumers both, domestic and commercial, with energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost. Liverpool Community College is working with SummitSkills on a pilot scheme looking at the “common” knowledge and skill requirements across the Green Deal occupations at the various levels. The measures which are likely to be covered under Green Deal are numerous but examples which cross several sectors could include:Condensing boilers (oil and gas fired)

Environmental technologies

Heat recovery systems

Cavity wall insulation

Under-floor heating

Insulation

Ventilation

Draft proofing & air tightness

Lighting Biomass boilers

For further details, information or to discuss a training programme please contact:John Nunnerley 0151 252 4723 Pat Byrne 0151 252 4815 Alternatively you can visit the college website: www.liv-coll.ac.uk

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Environmental Awards

≥ This section lists the various awards that individuals and organisations can apply for to gain recognition for their environmental achievements. These are listed in alphabetical order.

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Liverpool Daily Post Regional Business Awards – United Utilities Green Award DESCRIPTION

Has your business applied environmental policies in the workplace? Have your products or services made a positive contribution to the environment? This award category recognises a local business that has had a beneficial impact on the environment. ELIGIBILITY

Open to all. HOW TO ENTER

Entry form available to download and supporting evidence required to be submitted. COST

Free CONTACT

The Events Team at Liverpool Daily Post on 0151 472 2570, email: regionalbusinessawards @dailypost.co.uk or visit www.regionalbusinessawards.co.uk

Merseyside Environment Awards

Merseyside Innovation Awards

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The Merseyside Environment Awards bring together a wide range of stakeholders who are contributing towards the sustainable development of Merseyside. They aim to provide recognition for inspiring and outstanding work in the city region.

The Merseyside Innovation Awards recognise, reward and showcase innovative business ideas. The annual winner receives a cash prize of £10,000 plus consulting support from the sponsors.

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals or companies in Merseyside and the immediate surrounding area with less than 50 employees.

Private, public and voluntary sector organisations and individuals based in Merseyside. HOW TO ENTER

Choose a category you want to apply for then complete an entry form and return it with a supporting statement. Forms can be returned though email to events@liverpool.com or by mail to: Merseyside Environment Awards Events department PO BOX 48 Old Hall Street Liverpool L69 3EB

ELIGIBILITY

HOW TO ENTER

Firms wishing to compete for the award should fill in an application form on the website. COST

Free CONTACT

Merseyside Innovation Awards on 0151 705 3520.

COST

Free CONTACT

Merseyside Environment Awards on 0151 472 2570 or visit www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/environment/ environment-awards

Dianne Oxberry, Lisa Thomson and David Furlong of Furlong Innovations and Stephen Sykes - winners at the 2011 Environmental Awards.

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NATIONAL

Bank of America Climate Change Award DESCRIPTION

The Morgan Foundation Entrepreneur Awards

Asda Environmental Leadership Award DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The Morgan Foundation Awards are designed to reward entrepreneurship in the North West and North Wales. The awards offer a cash prize and a range of professional services. ELIGIBILITY

All private and third sector organisations and individuals based in Merseyside, North Wales, West Cheshire, Shropshire and Wolverhampton. HOW TO ENTER

Applicants can download an application form for any of the seven categories from the Morgan Foundation Awards website. This should be completed and returned via the website for panel assessment. COST

Free CONTACT

Email contact@morganfoundation.co.uk or visit www.mf-awards.co.uk

This competition is organised by Business in the Community (BITC) for companies demonstrating leadership and improved impact by embedding environmental strategy into core business processes. ELIGIBILITY

Entry requirements for this award are stringent: companies must first apply to be listed in BITC's Environment Index. Only that businesses that have scored highly (gold or platinum) in the environment sections of the CR Index are invited to apply. HOW TO ENTER

This category is open December – March. All applications must be submitted by registering on Business in the Community’s website (www.bitc.org.uk/ awards) and uploading a completed application form, saved as a Word file. A Chief Executive sign-off form must also be completed for submission by post. These should be returned to Awards for Excellence, Business in the Community, 137 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1 7RQ, fax no: 020 7253 1877. COST

These awards are organised by Business in the Community (BITC) and provide public recognition for businesses taking strategic and innovative action towards a low carbon economy. ELIGIBILITY

All private sector businesses and members of BITC. Businesses must make a May Day pledge - i.e. a commitment to greening their operations and impacts - in order to apply. HOW TO ENTER

Award is open to entries between December – March. All applications must be signed up to the Prince’s Mayday Network and be members of the BITC. Applicants can then complete and application form as a Word document. A Chief Executive sign-off form must also be completed for submission by post. These should be returned to Awards for Excellence, Business in the Community, 137 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1 7RQ, fax no: 020 7253 1877. COST

Free CONTACT

The Awards Team at BITC on 020 7566 8668 or email awards@bitc.org.uk or visit www.bitc.org.uk

Free CONTACT

The Awards Team at BITC on 020 7566 8668 or email awards@bitc.org.uk or visit www.bitc.org.uk /awards_ for_ excellence/categories/asda_environmen tal.html

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Environmental Awards BCE Environmental Leadership Awards

British Chamber of Commerce Awards

Climate Change Week

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The prestigious BCE Awards recognise environmentalexcellence, innovation and leadership.

The British Chambers awards give prizes to companies demonstrating all-round business excellence. The Sustainability Award recognises environmentally friendly British businesses and is designed for the company that demonstrates environmental best practice, ethical best practice or sustainable development. Judges are particularly interested in the application of these practices and the impact that these initiatives have had on the company.

Climate Change Week is an annual national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates in thousands of events arranged by many organisations, from all parts of society. The Climate Week Awards celebrate the UK’s most innovative, effective and ambitious organisations, communities and individuals and their outstanding efforts to combat climate change.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to UK businesses. HOW TO ENTER

Applicants can request an entry form via the BCE Awards website. COST

Free CONTACT

BCE Awards on 0870 190 6053 or email bce.awards@aeat.co.uk or visit www.bceawards.org

ELIGIBILITY

All members of an accredited Chamber of Commerce. HOW TO ENTER

Applicants wishing to enter should contact their local accredited Chamber.

DESCRIPTION

ELIGIBILITY

The awards are open to businesses, communities, organisations and individuals. There are 14 categories including; Most Inspirational Leader; Best Initiative by a Small or Medium sized Enterprise; Best New Product; Best Local Initiative and Best Artistic Response. HOW TO ENTER

Free

Details of all 14 categories can be found at www.climateweek.com. Written entries are requested (700 words).

CONTACT

COST

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce on 0151 227 1234 or email policy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Free

COST

CONTACT

E-mail info@climateweek Telephone 020 3397 2601

The Green Award Jo McGrath of Blackburne House

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Green Business Awards DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The awards celebrate thought, leadership and innovation in sustainability. ELIGIBILITY

All entries from the following; companies, organisations, manufacturers, charities, consultancies and all other agencies working within the environmental sector.

The Green Business Awards celebrate excellence in green practice, strategy and products. They seek out and scrutinize the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by UK business for achieving environmental sustainability, and implementing smart business practice. ELIGIBILITY

Large corporations, small and medium sized enterprises, micro-enterprises across the UK.

HOW TO ENTER

HOW TO ENTER

Two stage process that includes filling out an entry form online along with the entry fee. If your product is selected to go through to the next round you will be informed and asked to supply more details.

Complete registration and the relevant questionnaire at www.greenbusinessawards.com. Information on supporting criteria should be read carefully and all information should be sent in hard and electronic copy to:

COST

£95+VAT CONTACT

Edie Awards on 020 8651 7056 or visit www.awards.edie.net

ICAEW Sustainability Awards DESCRIPTION

The awards go to the company that can demonstrate company wide commitment and a proven case for sustainability. ELIGIBILITY

Open to all organisations in the public and private sector. HOW TO ENTER

Fill out online application form on National Business Awards website. COST

£190+VAT CONTACT

The entries team on 020 7234 8755 or visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk /Content/The-ICAEW-SustainabilityAward

Alessandra Zorzato Green Business Awards 174 Hammersmith Road London W6 7JP. COST

£250 CONTACT

Green Business Awards office on 020 8267 4161 or visit www.greenbusinessawards.com

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Environmental Awards National Green Apple Awards

National Recycling Awards

Shell Springboard Awards

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The Green Apple awards reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. Award schemes are for environmental best practice and for the built environment.

These awards provide recognition for recycling projects across every economic sector in the UK.

Shell Springboard is a social investment programme run by Shell International. Via Shell Springboard, Shell gives away eight awards of £40,000 every year to support innovative, low-carbon business ideas.

ELIGIBILITY

HOW TO ENTER

Any company, council or individual that is making an effort to protect or enhance the environment.

Applications should be submitted via the NRA website.

HOW TO ENTER

Download an entry form available from www.thegreenorganisation.info providing all information. Forms should be posted together with an electronic copy on floppy disk or CD to The Green Apple Awards, The Mill House, Mill Lane, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0NR. Entries close on 29th February 2012. COST

Free CONTACT

The Green Organisation on 01604 810507 or visit www.thegreenorganisation.info

ELIGIBILITY

All public and private sector organisations.

COST

Various depending on award category. CONTACT

National Recycling Awards on 020 7728 5279 or visit www.nationalrecyclingawards.com

Rushlight Awards DESCRIPTION

The Rushlight Awards offers over 30 awards that provide recognition for companies developing technologies or innovations in renewable energies, energy efficiency, clean fuels, water, waste, industry, agriculture and environmental management.

DESCRIPTION

ELIGIBILITY

UK-registered small to medium sized enterprises, community interest companies. (See website for further information). HOW TO ENTER

Applications are submitted via the Shell Springboard website between summer and the first week of November annually. COST

Free CONTACT

Shell Springboard Awards on 0870 850 7085 or email help@shellspringboard.org or visit www.shellspringboard.org

ELIGIBILITY

All organisations which have pursued or developed either a specific technology or a process/initiative that is having or will have a significantly beneficial impact on the environment. HOW TO ENTER

An entry form needs to be completed and submitted online. Supporting evidence can also be sent in soft copy format. COST

£100 + VAT CONTACT

Rushlight Awards on 020 8870 9345 or email entries@rushlightawards.co.uk or visit www.rushlightawards.co.uk

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Environmental Awards The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy DESCRIPTION

The Ashden Awards bring to light sustainable energy solutions both in the UK and around the world. ELIGIBILITY

Information on the Ashden Awards website. HOW TO ENTER

Information on the Ashden Awards website.

The Future 100 awards DESCRIPTION

The Future 100 Awards recognise the success of young social entrepreneurs aged 18 - 35. They look for individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial flair and innovation in progressing a responsible business venture, which demonstrates an equal balance between economic, environmental and social goals to achieve ultimate business success. ELIGIBILITY

COST

Free CONTACT

Ashden Awards on 020 7410 0330 or email info@ashdenawards.org or visit www.ashdenawards.org

The Environment and Energy Awards

Applicants must be aged 18 – 35, and running a business with a social and environmental mission, with a local or global remit. The company must have a base in the UK. HOW TO ENTER

An application form is available from www.future100.co.uk COST

DESCRIPTION

Free

The Energy and Environment Awards celebrate excellence and innovation from businesses and technology providers in the market place.

CONTACT

www.future100.co.uk

ELIGIBILITY

All public and private sector organisations.

The Queens Awards for Enterprise DESCRIPTION

The Queens Awards reward companies demonstrating outstanding achievements in the categories of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. There is also an award for an individual - The Queen’s Award for Enterprise promotion - which recognises people who have encouraged others into enterprise. ELIGIBILITY

Any ‘business unit’ in the UK. More specific criteria apply to each award category. The Queen’s Award for enterprise promotion is done via nomination. Full details can be found at The Queen’s Awards website. HOW TO ENTER

Applications/nominations should be submitted online via the Queens Awards website. COST

Free CONTACT

The Queens Awards Helpline on 020 7215 6880 or visit www.businesslink.gov.uk/ queensawards

HOW TO ENTER

Applications should be submitted via the Sustainability live! Website. Date: 22nd May 2012. COST

Free CONTACT

Sustainability live! On 0208 651 7106 or visit www.sustainabilitylive.com/awards

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EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL AWARD GUIDE

The award is given to a city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards; is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development and can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices to all other European cities. CITIES AS ROLE MODELS

Since 2010, one European city is selected each year as the European Green Capital. The European Commission has recognised the important role that local authorities play in improving the environment, and their high level of commitment to genuine progress. The European Green Capital Award has been conceived as an initiative to promote and reward these efforts.

The report suggested that the city was well placed to bid for the title of European Green Capital.

The award aims to provide an incentive for cities to inspire each other and share best practices, while at the same time engaging in friendly competition. In other words, the cities become role models for each other. The Commission states that:“The finalists and winners of the European Green Capital Award provide us with valuable real-life examples of how respect for the environment, excellent quality of life and economic growth can all be successfully combined.” LIVERPOOL AS EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL In collaboration with Liverpool Vision, Groundwork and the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Low Carbon Liverpool report which was published in 2011. The report set out a clear view of how the city could deliver economic growth and employment by committing to a clear vision for a sustainable future by becoming a leader in new and green technologies. The report suggested that the city was well placed to bid for the title of European Green Capital. These are also key themes supporting the Decade of Health and Well Being and Liverpool PCT and Liverpool Chamber are working jointly to examine the case for the city bidding to become European Green Capital in the future. The assessment will be completed by April, 2012. If successful Liverpool will be following in the footsteps of cities such as Stockholm, Hamburg and Nantes. For further information contact Liverpool Chamber of Commerce at policy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or on 0151 227 1234.

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LIVERPOOL ONE MANAGEMENT COMPANY CASE STUDY

Biofuel Initiative

≥ Liverpool ONE has embarked on a biofuel initiative and has become the first shopping and leisure destination to be able to run a full cleaning and mechanical elevation work platforms fleet on biodiesel produced from used cooking oil from several of their restaurants.

Liverpool ONE has recently been presented with the National Gold Award at the Green Apple Awards, organised by The Green Organisation.

The used cooking oil is collected and converted into clean biodiesel by the in-house team. 100 litres of used cooking oil yields 100 litres of biodiesel and Liverpool ONE hopes to produce 200l of biodiesel a week. This would convert up to approximately 1700l a month which in turn saves the company 54 tonnes of CO2 a year. This initiative has benefited the retailers at Liverpool ONE by reducing their service charge as Liverpool ONE will be able to pass the savings of over £10,000 a year in fuel costs back to their tenants. It also benefits the environment with the reduction of waste oil going to land fill sites and also reduces emissions to air. The long term benefits are for both the environment and future cost savings. In partnership with retailers Liverpool ONE can reduce the amount of waste oil leaving the premises by 12,480 litres per annum. Liverpool ONE has recently been presented with the National Gold Award at the Green Apple Awards, organised by The Green Organisation. For further info see www.liverpool-one.com

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The language of the Low Carbon Economy BREEAM

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Offsetting

BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance.

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.

Carbon offsetting is a way of reducing the impact of unavoidable carbon emissions. E.g. A flight abroad could be offset by buying the equivalent amount of carbon credits from a project that has saved carbon dioxide.

Carbon Management Plan (CMP)

The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) requires all domestic energy suppliers with a customer base in excess of 50,000 customers to make savings in the amount of CO2 emitted by householders. Suppliers meet this target by promoting the uptake of low carbon energy solutions to household energy consumers, thereby assisting them to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes.

Business Continuity Management (BCM) BCM is a holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the impacts to operations that those threats, if realised, might cause. BCM provides a framework for building organisational resilience. For more information visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/ Images/BusinessContinuityManagement Booklet.pdf

Carbon Emissions Carbon emissions refer to the release of carbon dioxide, typically through the burning of fossil fuels. It is also used to refer to other man made gasses which accumulate in the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.

Carbon Management Plans are required of organisations by the government to show the intent of the organisation to reach government targets regarding carbon reduction. CMPs state the organisations current carbon emissions and should go on to identify steps the organisation will take to reach their carbon reduction goals.

CERT

Carbon Neutral Achieving a net balance of zero carbon emissions by offsetting carbon released from the burning of fossil fuels through carbon reduction measures such as tree planting.

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The language of the Low Carbon Economy CESP CESP is a GB-wide household energy saving programme funded by an obligation on energy companies. It is designed to drive a whole house, area intensive approach to increasing the energy efficiency of the housing stock, building on local partnerships. It is focused on low income households, targeted through the lowest 10% of the Indices of Multiple Deprivation. It has the twin objectives of significantly reducing the fuel bills of households reached and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The obligation began in October 2009 and will continue until December 2012. Around 400 schemes are expected, benefiting around 90,000 homes and saving nearly 2.9m tonnes of CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the measures. 4500 low income areas across GB are eligible for CESP schemes.

Climate Change The Earth's climate has always varied, so the term climate change is now generally used to describe the changes caused by human activity - specifically, greenhouse emissions such as carbon dioxide and methane, which build up in the atmosphere and trap heat.

ECO – Energy Company Obligation ECO similarly to CERT and CESP requires energy companies to meet targets through actions to encourage energy efficiency. ECO will be completely focussed on meeting the needs of lower income and vulnerable households, and also those properties in need of retrofitting with efficient and effective measures such as solid wall insulation. Lower income and vulnerable households tend to under-heat their homes and ECO is expected to support upfront costs of insulation and basic heating in houses of this type.

Enhanced Capital Allowances Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) enable a business to claim 100% first-year capital allowances on their spending on qualifying plant and machinery. There are three schemes for ECAs: • Energy-saving plant

and machinery

Environmental Management System (EMS) An Environmental Management System (EMS) provides you with a framework for managing environmental responsibilities efficiently in a way that is integrated into your overall operation.

EMAS The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme is a management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. www.bsi-global.com/en/Assessment-andcertification-services/management-systems/ Standards-and-Schemes/ISO-14001/"

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard The international standard that specifies a process for controlling and improving an organization's environmental performance.

• Low carbon dioxide emission

cars and natural gas and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure • Water conservation plant

and machinery

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BS 8555 A guide to phased implementation of an EMS including the use of environmental performance evaluation.

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The language of the Low Carbon Economy European Green Capital Award The European Green Capital Award aims to recognise, reward and promote the efforts of European cities to improve the environment, economy and quality of life of urban populations. From 2010 one city will be chosen each year as the capital.

Feed In Tariffs

Green Deal

Renewable Energy

The Green Deal is a government framework, introduced via the Energy Bill in December 2010 that enables private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no up front cost, and recoup payments through a charge in instalments on energy bills (Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2010)

Renewable energy is the term used to describe energy flows that occur naturally and continuously in the environment, such as energy from the wind, sun, waves or tides. The origin of the majority of these sources can be traced back to either the sun (energy from the sun helps to drive the earth’s weather patterns) or the gravitational effects of the sun and the moon. This means that these sources are essentially inexhaustible.

Feed in Tariffs came into force in April 2010. As part of the scheme electrical utility providers will be obligated to buy renewable energy at above market rates set by government. This will allow businesses and consumers to get back their investment in renewable energy generating technology by selling electricity back to the national grid.

Low Carbon Economy

These rates are currently under review. (February 2012).

Photovoltaics

A Low Carbon Economy or Low Fossil Fuel Economy is a concept that refers to an economy which has a minimal output of greenhouse gas emissions, but specifically refers to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Photovoltaic is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct electrical current.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) The Renewable Heat Incentive is a Government scheme that provides financial support to non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane.

Renewables Obligation The Renewables Obligation is the Government's main mechanism for supporting generation of renewable electricity. It places an obligation on UK suppliers of electricity to source an increasing proportion of their electricity from renewable sources.

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The language of the Low Carbon Economy Resource Efficiency Resource efficiency is using natural resources in the most effective way, minimising waste and reducing the impact of their use on the wider environment.

Smart Meters Smart meters send information on real time gas and electricity usage in households and small businesses direct to the energy companies. Smart meters allow the consumer to see how much energy they are using therefore allowing them to manage their usage and potentially save money and electricity.

Sustainability and Sustainable Development The Brundtland Commission stated: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Sustainable Procurement Sustainable Procurement is the acquisition of goods and services based not only on price and quality, but also considering the external consequences of procurement decisions. This is known as the ‘triple baseline’ and includes environmental and social considerations.

Waste Hierarchy Sets out five stages for dealing with waste ranked according to environmental impact. Waste prevention is ranked the highest followed by preparing for reuse, recycling, other recovery and disposal. The waste hierarchy has been incorporated into UK law through the Waste Regulations 2011.

WEEE Directive Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive) aims to reduce the amount of electrical waste and encourage people to reuse, recycle and recover.

The Green Investment Bank A bank dedicated to greening the UK’s economy. The bank is one of the coalition’s government’s commitments to provide investment for green infrastructure.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A word of thanks

≥ A word of thanks to the Little Green Book team for their various contributions… David Al- Hadithi, Christine Darbyshire, Sarah Dewar, Brittany Dickson, The Environment & Energy Committee, William Fitzpatrick, Pamela Holstein, Maresa Molloy, Daniel Morrison, Peter North, Juliet Staples, Stephen Sykes, Kush Thakar.

The information contained in the Little Green Book is not exhaustive and subject to change. Although Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has endeavoured to compile a comprehensive information source it does not accept responsibility for any errors contained within the document or resulting losses incurred. .

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