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New guide to resource efficiency launched in Scotland

A Scottish government-funded organization has launched a new toolkit that aims to help businesses improve their resource efficiency, a news report can reveal.

Zero Waste Scotland’s Staff Engagement Toolkit includes range of professionally-designed materials that helps managers engage their staff, including training courses, quizzes and advice on designating Green champions.

The free resource also includes a series of training workshops and webinars for managers to involve staff in reducing waste.

Zero Waste Scotland also offers interest-free loans up to £100,000 to help Scottish businesses improve their resource efficiency.

Marissa Lippiatt, head of resource efficiency at Zero Waste Scotland said: “Everyone can help cut waste at work. Encouraging staff to be smarter with resources is crucial to better environmental performance, not to mention benefiting the bottom line.”

HeatingSave – making it easier for companies to slash energy expenditure

Behavioural change is always a difficult target to attain, but this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System could help.

HeatingSave has a number of features to prevent employees from adjusting the heating controls and leaving them in setting that can waste fuel. The keypad and display on the front of the controller has two levels of password protection.

These passwords can be changed by authorized personnel locally or centrally using the PC software. The password programming meets the requirements laid down by the Carbon Trust, and the PC software is user ID and password protected too.

Naturally, employees do have the right to set the ambient temperature at a value that best suites their needs, and HeatingSave manages this situation by firstly getting the temperature right so people don’t feel too hot or cold. If employees do feel too cold, they can hit a button to increase the room temperature. The heating will be turned up for a while BUT will then automatically turn back – keeping the employee at the right comfort temperature – and saving the employer on their fuel bill.

If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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