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Manage business energy and waste

Increased efficiency + reduced waste = lower costs. It’s obvious really.

But what isn’t obvious is how to go about it. We can help. We’ve already helped local companies save millions of pounds through tailored advice, consultancy, industrial symbiosis, resource efficiency grants and interest-free loans.

We provide tailored advice and training on resource efficiency issues and run workshops across Northern Ireland on energy and resource efficiency initiatives. We can also signpost you to online information to help your business implement resource efficiency savings.

Download the Support Programme for Sustainable Development (PDF)

Consultancy support

To help your business manage and implement resource efficiency projects, we offer up to five days of free consultancy support. This is available to companies with a total resource spend of over £30,000 a year.

Consultancy support can help with:

  • Developing robust business cases for individual projects
  • Providing project management skills on particular projects
  • Managing the purchase and installation of new equipment
  • Defining equipment and/or process specifications
  • Identifying suppliers of goods and services
  • Encourage collaborative efforts with other businesses in your area around energy

Resource Matching Service

We provide advice on how one business’s waste or excess resources can be used by other businesses, therefore becoming a development opportunity rather than a problem. This advice is available through workshops or on a one-to-one basis.

Find out more about the Resource Matching Service


Resource Efficiency Capital Grant

If your business has identified a project that will reduce the consumption of water, raw materials or waste production, Invest NI can provide investment support.

Our Resource Efficiency Capital Grant offers support of up to £40k to help with the purchasing of resource efficient equipment that will drive productivity in your business. The rate of support is based on company size (a maximum of 10% of total eligible project costs for large businesses, 20% for medium and 30% for small and micro).

This support is open to Invest NI client companies only.

We operate competitive grant calls at least once a year. If you are interested in this support, Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Some of the technologies we have funded include:

  • Automatic press brake
  • Paint spray booth
  • Plasma cutter
  • Welders
  • Pulveriser
  • Injection moulding machine
  • Vacumm packing machinery
  • Vegetable peeler

Find out more about the support available from Invest NI's Energy and Resource Efficiency team (PDF)


Animation - How Invest Northern Ireland's Energy & Efficiency team can help you


Resource efficiency guides

We have produced a series of best practice resource efficiency guides on topics including biomass, lighting, packing, waste minimisation and water efficiency to name a few.


Not sure that this support is right for you? Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.


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