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    BITC Ireland (Permanent TSB) - The Launch of Ireland's First Green Loan Private

    In February 2007, Permanent TSB launched Ireland's first green loan.  A €10m fund was made available to facilitate customers borrowing money to improve the energy efficiency of their home.  This was the first scheme of its kind to be launched by any bank in Ireland.

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    BITC Ireland (Diageo) - Embedding our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability Private

    A series of initiatives are in place to reduce environmental impact and use resources efficiently:

    1. Offsetting Carbon Emissions: In February 2007, Diageo Ireland introduced a new initiative focused on offsetting carbon emissions from business air travel. Every time a brewery team member takes...

    BITC UK (BT) - Carbon Clubs Private

    "Carbon Clubs" were created for the employees of BT in June 2007, in response to their request to do something for the environment. Clubs are a framework for people to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues and take action together. No rules were given: each group is free to explore issues...

    BLF Serbia (Erste Bank) - Corporate volunteer programme Private

    The Bank has addressed this challenge through integrating corporate volunteering within its business practice and established clear principles and procedures for the implementation of volunteer activities in order to encourage its employees to participate and then initiate new actions...

    BLF Serbia (Ernst & Young) - Volunteer engagement for environmental sustainability Private

    Ernst & Young respond to this challenge through the implementation of volunteer activities which are coordinated globally, regionally and locally, taking into consideration all specific conditions and cultural differences of each country.

    The activities carried out in partnership with other...

    BITC Ireland (Bank of Ireland) - Focusing on energy consumption reduction for business benefit Private

    Our goal was to be certified to the EN16001 Energy Management Standard and this milestone was achieved in September 2010. The technical initiatives taken to support EN16001 included:-

    - Increasing set points in the IT comms rooms

    - Reducing set points on boilers

    - Introducing boiler optimisation...

    BITC Ireland (Bord Gáis Networks) - Achieving Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Private

    An upgrade of the ‘Dial a Read’ solution was carried out and the process simplified for customers. In partnership with Sentient, an outsource technology company, a web based solution was developed which was available 24/7. This solution facilitated the customer in providing actual meter...

    BITC Ireland (CRH) - Using Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) as a substitute for coal Private

    Approximately 40% of the CO2 generated in the production of cement clinker arises from the carbon content of the fuels used, due to the traditional reliance on fossil fuels within the industry. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of its process, Irish Cement has embarked on a programme of...

    BITC Ireland (ESB) - Personalising energy saving recommendations for customers Private

    ESB Electric Ireland’s Energy Saving Wizard is an online tool which guides customers through a series of questions about their house and their energy consumption patterns. From the answers provided we can offer energy saving recommendations personalised to the customer’s home. These...

    MVO Nederland (Durabilit) - Greener Network Calculator Private

    The aim of the Greener Network Calculator is to enable companies to determine how much CO2 emission they reduce when they reuse network equipment, or use refurbished equipment rather than purchasing new. This shows that the immediate CO2 emissions related to the purchase and use of a specific...

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