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Sustainable Together through Environmental Management (STEM II)
Start date: Aug 31, 2012, End date: Feb 27, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project will engage with 220 businesses within the East Border Region across a number of industry sectors in a sustainable economic development business networking programme Achievements: Energy savingsAimed 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 annumHelping bring about changeOver 50 % of businesses surveyed said as a result of working with STEM they are now considering investing in renewable technologies.Solar Panels: 17%Wind Turbines: 9%Biomass: 12%Anaerobic Digestion: 7%Other: 5%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.Networks• 45 cross border network eventsOther• 8 Best Practice visits• 2 large scale cross border Green Biz Conferences and Business Awards

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