Case studies

Here you will find inspiring and engaging examples of thought leaders in the Bristol and West of England business community who are already going green and seeing the benefits. Learn from the experience of businesses from different sectors and sizes across the region, and access further information to enable your business to follow in their footsteps.

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Case studies provide details of how and why changes were made in a particular business. Maximum benefit from these can be gained when viewed in conjunction with actions suggested in the Go Green Tool.

On the right hand side of the page you can select case studies by pillar such as Sustainable Sourcing or Travel and Transport.

Remember – if your business has made changes that others could learn from you can submit a case study and your company could appear here too.

Children’s PlayPods benefit from Go Green network collaboration

Published on in Energy and Efficiency by Rachel Quinn, Skanska.

Children’s Scrapstore and Skanska explore working in partnership for a project where surplus materials from Skanska’s school development Projects could be sent to the Children’s Scrapstore and used to stock the PlayPods. Read more on for more on the impact of this relationship.

‘Turn it Off’ Set to Save Oxford Instruments over £48,000 a Year

Published on in Energy and Efficiency .

Oxford Instruments, a technology company that operates in the sustainable energy sector, shows us how reducing their own energy waste through switching off unused devices as well as increasing the energy efficiency of their tools, has resulted in environmental and cost cutting benefits that can be passed down to the customer.

Local community benefits from Watershed collaboration with Collecteco

Published on in Energy and Efficiency by Michal William, Facilities Assistant.

As a business always looking at ways to collaborate and innovate, it felt natural for Watershed to also apply this approach to managing their waste. By working with local enterprises, CollectEco and The Chrysalis, they are improving their recycling beyond the usual waste streams.

Pukka Herbs has achieved Carbon Neutral status – how did they do it?

Published on in Energy and Efficiency by Go Green.

In January 2015 Pukka became a certified carbon neutral company, 18 months after first monitoring their carbon emissions. They completed a carbon footprint containing scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and had this verified externally. They then offset the carbon with a project to improve health and reduce deforestation.

Find out how Bodywise are achieving fantastic energy savings since relocating

Published on in Energy and Efficiency by Bodywise.

In 2013, Bodywise relocated to a bigger site in Bradley Stoke to accommodate growing sales and new product lines. Despite the larger premises, the company managed to achieve an overall 9% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions thanks to clever refitting of the heating, lighting and insulation as well as changes that have encouraged staff to cycle to work more.