Let’s be clear from the outset, if resource efficiency were easy then everyone would be doing it. Resource efficiency is complex. It requires many parts of the organisation to be engaged for protracted periods of time. It seems never-ending, no sooner has some improvement been made but there is a demand for more – whether to satisfy regulators or to remain competitive. In short, resource efficiency is not easy! The reasons to start the resource efficiency journey are nevertheless quite compelling:
To deliver outstanding results for customers and support best practices in our profession.
Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears
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Ideas and Challenges
Despite self-congratulatory case studies to the contrary, the reality is that Sustainability and Resource Efficiency are NOT EASY to implement successfully in organisations.
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Here are some of my favourite energy and resource efficiency sites (mouse over the names for more details).Resources:
- Bizee Degree Days
- Europe's Energy Portal
- Efficiency policies and measures
- IEA CO2 Emissions Data
- Carbon Trust - guides
- WRAP and Envirowise
- UK Association for the Conservation of Energy
- Institute for Building Efficiency
- The Keeling Curve - CO2 level
- DECC My2050
- Energy pathfinder
- Only Eleven Percent
- Smart Energy Efficiency
- The Cokatoo Chronicles
- Alan's Energy Blog
- The Bustard
- The Energy Collective
- House 2.0