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Financial savings and sustainability programme now out there from Native Enterprise Workplace Donegal

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A programme designed to assist small companies scale back their carbon footprint and create extra sustainable practices inside their enterprise is now out there in Donegal.

Inexperienced for Micro is a free programme out there from Native Enterprise Workplace Donegal that helps small companies take step one in the direction of changing into extra sustainable. The programme provides eligible companies entry to a inexperienced marketing consultant who will reveal the small modifications that may have a huge impact on a enterprise – and the planet.

One Donegal enterprise that availed of the Inexperienced for Micro programme is Comet Textile Printers, based mostly in Burnfoot. Discussing how the programme benefitted her enterprise, Áine Moyne-Grieve, Director of Comet Textile Printers, stated: “Earlier than I engaged within the Inexperienced for Micro Programme, I knew fairly a bit about sustainability as a result of from the very starting, we’ve been dedicated to being as environmentally pleasant as we will in our enterprise. We’re situated in the course of a farm, so it’s necessary that we glance after the surroundings that surrounds us. 

Áine Moyne-Grieve working in her enterprise, Comet Textile Printers.

“One of many primary issues that we checked out was our electrical energy utilization as a result of every part in our enterprise is powered by electrical energy. To cut back our dependence on electrical energy, the best choice for us was to put in photo voltaic panels. We had a six-kilowatt system put in which suggests we are actually photo voltaic powered when the solar shines. The set up of the photo voltaic panels will save us €20,000 on our electrical energy prices over the following 20 years, which is some huge cash for a small firm like ours. It actually helped us transfer ahead and I’d completely encourage any small enterprise to get entangled with the Native Enterprise Workplace Donegal and the Inexperienced for Micro programme. There are such a lot of small companies, and if all of us make small modifications in how we use our assets, our collective efforts would have an enormous influence.”  

Brenda Hegarty, Head of Enterprise Donegal

Including to this, Brenda Hegarty, Head of Enterprise Donegal stated: “The goal of the Inexperienced for Micro programme is to assist Donegal companies determine price financial savings and enhance the inexperienced credentials of their enterprise. That is achieved by wanting on the enterprise from an environmental perspective. Enhancing environmental efficiency by way of better useful resource effectivity, simply as Áine Moyne-Grieve from Comet Textiles has accomplished, may help your enterprise obtain aggressive benefit. The programme will assist companies make extra knowledgeable selections to scale back enterprise prices, decrease carbon footprint, and enhance the environmental profile of the enterprise within the market.”

Power Effectivity Grant – Help of as much as €5000 of eligible prices

Alongside the Inexperienced for Micro Programme, Native Enterprise Workplace Donegal is inviting eligible companies to use for the Power Effectivity Grant. This grant helps the funding in applied sciences and tools recognized in a Inexperienced for Micro Report, GreenStart Report, or a SEAI Power Audit with 50% of eligible prices as much as a most grant of €5,000. The goal of the scheme is to scale back the influence of enterprises on the surroundings thereby growing the agility and resilience of those companies. 

With this grant, eligible companies can change current tools with energy-efficient options. The Power Effectivity Grant can assist prices akin to the acquisition of meters and good vitality controls. It can additionally assist the improve of lighting to LED (as a part of a pack of eligible price measures), and the alternative or improve of kit with a extra vitality environment friendly system akin to warmth pumps for manufacturing processes. 

Warmth restoration, small wind or hydro vitality and system element upgrades akin to followers, condensers and chilly room doorways are additionally eligible by way of the assist. As well as, if present tools akin to refrigeration items, electrical ovens, steam boilers, industrial dishwasher or engineering tools is larger than 10 years outdated and due an improve, the Power Effectivity Grant can cowl as much as €5,000 or 50% of eligible buy, set up, and commissioning prices. 

Watch the video to seek out out extra about Áine’s expertise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev0dW_IU06I

To learn how the Inexperienced for Micro programme and Power Effectivity Grant may help your enterprise develop sustainably, go to: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal


Financial savings and sustainability programme now out there from Native Enterprise Workplace Donegal was final modified: July twenty fourth, 2023 by Workers Author