Energywise and Low Carbon Development Unit
Energywise is run by Suffolk Chamber, which is designed to run a series of events to provide local businesses with the opportunity to come together to share best practices and to hear from specialists on how they can reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs.
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launched the Low Carbon Development Unit in 2011.
This unit reflects the growth of a most exciting and significant growth area, namely the Low Carbon Economy. Evidence of this growth occurred at the Suffolk Show in 2011 where over 25% of first time exhibitors were involved in low carbon products and services. The Low Carbon Development Unit will:
- promote and advise on low carbon business opportunities;
- it is developing a Low Carbon Business Network;
- implements Fresh Ways to Work, which promotes alternative methods of getting to work;
- is a partner in the European funded Low Carbon Champions Project;
- and is active in sustainable supply chain opportunities with companies such as EDF and SITA UK.
For further information please contact:
Rowena Hughes - Events Manager
t: 01473 694805
Suffolk and Norfolk are part of a Green Economy Pathfinder, which celebrates business initiatives that contribute a large part of the UK ambition to develop EU and global markets for green goods and services. The government's “Transition to a Green Economy” paper identifies the UK share of the global low carbon market to be more than £116 billion in 2009/10 with great potential to grow.
Go to www.newanglia.co.uk/Page.aspx?ID=7 for the Pathfinder.
Suffolk Business Tree
How to Grow Your Business Sustainably: Information on the green initiatives, funding opportunities, advice and support that can help your business improve it’s carbon footprint and save you money.
Energywise is part of the European ANSWER (A North Sea Way to Energy-Efficient Regions) project - www.answerproject.eu
The ANSWER project, which started in September 2008, has EU funding of €1.8 million (£1.4 million) through the Interreg Programme. Suffolk County Council is the lead partner on this innovative project, which aims to develop communities across the North Sea Region with increased awareness of environmental issues and reduced carbon emissions.
Answer Project/Chamber presentation to the European Commission - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvbZ2DQZ4FY&feature=related
Whatever your questions, Energywise will put you in the picture with information on all topics related to energy management and reduction through a programme of events.
Our events are designed to look at how businesses can maximise their use of utilities, help develop better working practices around such things as waste minimisation and greening the supply chain, as well as working with them to cut their carbon emissions, all with the aim of helping them become more competitive.
Details of Energywise events can be found in the networking and events section of this website.
If there are any topics you would like us to cover or like more information on, please contact Rowena Hughes at email@example.com or 01473 694812.
The County's greenest businesses - Green 100
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has worked in partnership with Archant to deliver Suffolk's Green Business 100. These businesses were recently celbrated at an exciting event at Wherstead Park as part of the Suffolk Business Exhibition.
Further details can be downloaded below:
2012-05-29 Green 100 supp page1 367.19 kB
2012-05-29 Green 100 supp page2 212.24 kB
2012-05-29 Green 100 supp page3 299.28 kB
2012-05-29 pages 4 to 8 983.99 kB
There are also a variety of services open to help businesses, from those who are only just thinking about how they can reduce their energy consumption, to the more experienced businesses who are well on their way to creating a more sustainable future.
Please see useful links below:
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce - Chamber Utilities™ - www.energ.co.uk/chamberutilities
This is a cost-cutting service delivered in partnership with ENERG-G Procurement Ltd, providing a comprehensive range of specialist services, totally independent of the utility industry's suppliers.
Suffolk Carbon Charter - www.greensuffolk.org/charter
A Suffolk Chartermark to recognise carbon reduction measures in Suffolk's small businesses.
A film has been produced on the Suffolk Carbon Charter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuD8WVjCnPI
Low Carbon Champions - www.greenlighttrust.org/low-carbon-champions
Low Carbon Champions supports businesses in driving down their use of carbon, increasing their resource efficiency and saving energy – material, time and effort.
Creating the Greenest County Awards - www.greensuffolk.org/awards2012
An award scheme that aims to celebrate and highlight the excellent environmental achievements that are ongoing within our businesses across Suffolk.
The Mayday Network - www.maydaynetwork.com
The Mayday Network is a collaboration of businesses taking action on climate change and resource depletion. In a non-competitive space, Mayday businesses work together and with partners to seek out and promote the best solutions to the major environmental challenges we face.
'Drought Matters' leaflet
Please click on the link below to download the 'Drought Matters' leaflet which provides information that will be helpful in answering questions about the drought and how everyone can help.
Drought leaflet-general- 1.92 MB