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BST Environmental Consultancy

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About business:

BST Environmental provides consultancy services to business clients in Greater London, generally focussing on energy efficiency but also advising on improvements to waste handling and other business overheads. Such improvements normal result in a reduction in business costs.

What successes has Global Action Plan's ERDF project helped your business achieve:

"My business is based at home, where I had already implemented many of the environmental improvements listed... However I found Gmail and Google Apps excellent business tools. I now frequently recommend them to my own business clients and use them them to share data with my clients without requiring them to grant me access to their main IT systems. Global Action Plan's support has also enabled me to set up a website and improve the way I work."

John Breach
Owner, BST Environmental, Bromley

From these actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 1.3 tonnes CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £500.

Key targets achieved to date:

1.3 tonnes CO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Moved 1 users over to Google mail
  • Reduced the amount of public transport used for business purposes.
  • Changed procurement practices to keep IT equipment for longer before replacing it.
  • Turned heating down
  • Reduced the number of unnecessary lights left on.
  • Switched dishwashers to a more efficient mode.
  • Increased recycling by 2 tonnes a year.

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    17th December 2012

Project name and objectives:
The ERDF funded project - Environmental Savings through ICT (Green ICT) is a Global Action Plan - UK initiative to assist 122 SMEs in London increase their economic performance and reduce a total of 100 tonnes of CO2. The project is part financed by the GLA's ERDF Programme 2007-13. The aim of the project is to help small and medium sized businesses to implement IT solutions to help them manage and reduce their environmental impact while optimising business growth.

Project contact details:

Senior Programme Manager: Conrad Healy
Tel: 020 7420 4444