Energy and Water Efficiency

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Resource Efficient Wales
 provides a bilingual helpline giving tailored information to help groups and householders save energy and water. It also advises on reducing waste or disposing of it more efficiently. Calls are charged at local rate, even from a mobile phone and you may request a call-back which will be done within 2 working days. The helpline 0300 123 2020 is open 9am - 5pm.

Energy Savings Trust
offers 14 energy-efficiency Quick Wins as well as more detailed advice around energy efficiency and smarter travel. It also offers a dedicated advice page about grants and support for areas including wall and loft insulation, replacing your central heating and renewable energy technologies.

Waterwise provides water saving tips and an overview of some simple changes you can make to save water and reduce leaks at home, at work and in the garden.

Dwr Cymru.

Dwr Cymru
 also offer businesses water-saving tips and a Water Efficiency Audit.
They estimate that most small businesses (or organisations) can typically achieve a 20 - 50% decrease in the amount of water they use. Using less water saves money on both water supply and wastewater disposal - and saves energy used in collecting, cleaning and supplying the water in the first place.

If you want to adopt a Water Efficiency Plan and get your staff or management team on board then WRAP's Ripple Effect provides advice for every stage of the process from getting management support to staff buy-in, developing the business case and action plan to sharing success with stakeholders. Guidance is provided through downloadable information sheets, videos, good practice guides, case studies and other online tools.



Rainscape provide ideas and links to further resources for 'rainscaping' buildings from simple rainwater collection to more ambitious projects such as green roofs. There is also information about 'porous paving' which is increasingly required due to recent changes in planning consents.


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