Date: Wednesday 2nd March
Time: 9:30am - 12pm
This module focuses on the optimisation of resources in food business including industrial processes but also extending to other business aspects of food production such transportation, sourcing, and administration. This module will provide participants with skills and knowledge to commence a resource efficiency programme in their business. The module will include a showcase of relevant case studies from a number of NWPP resource efficiency programmes. Participants will be required to assess their business for resource efficiency opportunities and prepare an action plan. Participants will be provided with a toolkit for a better understanding of their consumption levels and for a more efficient resource management.
Content Overview & Learning Outcomes
•Scene setting for resource efficiency
•Energy: understanding energy terminology and consumption, understanding bills, learning how to minimize costs
•Energy monitoring, measurement, benchmarking, and auditing.
•Learning how to improve energy efficiency showcasing Irish Case studies from CTC managed programmes such as the Green Business programme, Green Seafood Programme, and the Savour Food Programme
•Benchmarking energy, waste, and water for the business so that the business can compare its own environmental performance on a regular basis against best practice standards.
•Developing a resource efficiency action plan for the businesses including how to maintain this plan and achieve objectives
•Identify a number of resource efficiency opportunities in their business
•Opportunities for renewable energy
•Water: understanding consumption, bills, benchmarking and how to minimize water consumption and costs.
•Waste: understanding the waste management hierarchy, identifying where waste is produced, understanding bills, benchmarking, learning how to prevent and minimise waste and costs
•Raising staff awareness on how they can improve business efficiency through adopting resource efficiency in the workplace
•Be aware of funding opportunities and grants
Even though this was my first course of this nature I found it to be very informative & easy to follow. The presenters were excellent at explaining any queries raised and even though there was a lot of information to take in it was delivered by excellent tutors.
, & Sandyford Business District