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1 The STEM Project Launched in September 2012 INTERREG IVA Funded Managing Authority: Special EU Programmes Body £1.12m Lead Partner: East Border Region Ltd Delivered by: Southern Group Environmental Health Committee Armagh City & District Council the employer Council

2 11 Cross Border Councils Ards Borough Council Armagh City & District Council Banbridge District Council Craigavon Borough Council Down District Council Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council Louth County Council Meath County Council Monaghan County Council Newry & Mourne District Council North Down Borough Council

3 Our Mission To Assist 150 Small to Medium Sized Businesses Improve their environmental performance Save money on their energy, waste and water bills Network Cross Border

4 Targets 53 targets in total! Business Recruitment Audits Savings Networks

5 Business Recruitment Target 150 Actual 160 Target exceeded + 10

6 Council Areas

7 Industry Sectors

8 Audits - Target 50 Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO BS 8555 NVIROCERT ORIGIN GREEN

9 Audits Businesses with an Environmental Management System (EMS) No. businesses Target 50 Actual 50 Potential 3 Target exceeded + 3

10 Savings – Energy Through working with STEM did you reduce your energy consumption? Yes, by up to 10%52% Yes, by between 10% and 20%11% Yes, by more than 20%4%

11 Energy Savings Aimed to save businesses approx. £2,850 per annum Kids play resource saved £3,000 per annum Local Armagh Engineering Company saved £15,000 per annum Bakery in Ards saved £10,000 per annum Food Manufacturer in Craigavon saved £10,000 per annum Care Home in Drogheda saved £4,000 per annum

12 Savings - Energy Percentage LED lighting 34.8% Sensor control 15.2% Consumption monitoring/targeting 56.5% Switch off policy54.3% Replacement of equipment with better energy rated alternatives 23.9% Insulation 13.0% Other 17.2%

13 Over 50 % of businesses surveyed said as a result of working with STEM they are now considering investing in renewable technologies. Helping bring about change Solar Panels 17% Wind Turbines 9% Biomass 12% Anaerobic Digestion 7% Other 5%

14 Waste Through the help of STEM did you reduce the waste you send to landfill Yes 41.3%

15 Waste  Food producer in Meath saved almost €5000 (which included increased recycling and selling used cooking oil).  Food producer in Dungannon identified that installing a waste baler will save them £1,000.  An adventure park in Louth saved €700 by diverting waste from landfill.  A manufacturing business in Craigavon identified almost £4,000 in waste savings by improvement in recycling practices.  A warehouse in Monaghan saved €6,800 by introducing dedicated recycling stations throughout the building.

16 Water Consumption/Monitoring/Targeting24% Cistern “Hippo Bags”27% Water Efficient taps and showerheads17% Sensor Controls8% Rain Water Harvesting7% Slimline Cisterns2% Other15%

17 Networks 45 cross border network events PLUS 8 Best Practice visits PLUS 2 large scale cross border Green Biz Conferences and Business Awards

18 Thank you


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