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There are a range of initiatives and programmes available inside and outside of Council, to help your business become more energy efficient, to help both the environment and your pocket, 

Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme

A number of measures are available for commercial premises,factories, warehouses and farms, under the NI Sustainable Energy Programme, including 20-30% grants for commercial properties towards Energy Efficient Lighting, Intelligent Heating Controls and Air Conditioning.  The full list of schemes is available at the Utitlity Regulator NISEP Schemes website


Cafe Smart

CafeSmart is a new initiative celebrating the environmental efforts of local eateries. CaféSmart recognises restaurants and cafés who are committed to waste reduction, energy saving and ethically sourcing goods. Consumers are increasingly looking for businesses who show positive environmental and social practices and Council’s CaféSmart award is a way to formally recognise this.

All CaféSmart recognised establishments will be registered on a ‘story-map’ on Council’s website which will include information about sustainability activities and environmental efforts. This will be easily accessible to the general public and provides a unique platform for eateries to showcase how they are trying to improve their ecological and social performance. It ensures residents and visitors will be well informed about efforts across the Causeway Coast and Glens to protect natural resources for future generations.

To get involved, all you need to do is book a free CaféSmart Survey which will be carried out by Council’s Environmental Resource Team who can also offer advice and guidance on best-practice. You can contact the team by emailing or ring 028 2766 0248.


Plastic Smart

PlasticSmart aims to reduce plastic use and increase recycling in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council with simple, practical actions.  Whilst plastic is a really useful product, the problem is that most of it isn’t biodegradable. It doesn’t rot and it can hang around in the environment for hundreds of years.  This is bad enough when it is in a landfill site, but much worse when it is left as litter and ends up in the sea.  To find out more about the practical ways you can help reduce your plastic, please visit Plastic Smart


Carbon Trust Cient Services 

The Carbon Trust offer a number of services to clients, to help reduce their carbon footprint.  For more information please visit Carbon Trust Client Services  


Managing Business Energy and Waste

Invest NI provide tailored advice and training on resource efficiency issues and run workshops across Northern Ireland on energy and resource efficiency initiatives. They can also signpost you to online information to help your business implement resource efficiency savings. For more information please visit Managing Business Energy and Waste - Invest NI  


START2ACT Knowledge Base 

You can tap into the pool of advice, documents, solutions, tools, products on energy efficiency in the office environment as well as at home. Click Knowledge Base to begin your search.


Industrial Symbiosis Service 

Industrial symbiosis is a systems approach to a more sustainable and integrated industrial economy that identifies business opportunities to improve resource utilisation (materials, energy, water, capacity, expertise, assets etc). The Industrial Symbiosis Service in Northern Ireland is funded by Invest Northern Ireland and delivered by International Synergies NI Ltd since 2007. 


Need More Help?

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, or wish to discuss a particular issue related to this page, including business advice or mentoring in the area of energy, please email or or phone 028 7776 0311.