New app makes going green easy for retailers

Help and advice on going green will be available at the touch of a smart phone button for retailers, as a unique new app to help retailers become more resource efficient will be unveiled today (Thursday 16 October) at a major event in London.

16 Oct 14

The Green Retail App, developed by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, will be demonstrated to an audience of UK-wide retailers as part of a major energy event in London, hosted by the Retail Energy Efficiency Task Force. The task force consists of major retailers from across the UK working to share best practice on energy efficiency with smaller retailers.

The app provides a dedicated one-stop-shop for all business’ resource efficiency needs – water, energy, or waste – and is designed for smaller retailers. It provides videos, practical tools and information together with links to wider support from Resource Efficient Scotland. 

Aberdeenshire-based Enscape Consulting Ltd produced the content for the app, which is available for all android and smart phones, and is free to download from Google Play and later,  the Apple itunes store.

Resource Efficient Scotland’s Stephen Boyle, Programme Area Manager for the business sector, will introduce the technology to hundreds of influential participants form the retail world at the ‘Reducing Waste Energy - An Energy Management Workshop for Retail’ event.

Stephen Boyle, Programme Area Manager – Business Sector,  said:

“The retail sector has the potential to make huge efficiency savings and we are keen to help them realise savings where they can and to make their businesses more efficient. The Green Retail app is a handy, easy-to-use and comprehensive tool for busy retailers to access the latest advice and support from the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and Zero Waste Scotland, making smarter use of resources and saving money in the process.”

Resource Efficient Scotland is focussed on helping businesses to realise efficiency savings. Major projects such as the recent retrofit of the Scotmid store in Edinburgh, supported by Resource Efficient Scotland funding and advice, is a recent example to the sector of what can be done to reduce energy consumption.

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