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Business Benefits of Resource Efficiency - EV02036

The main report updates a previous study by the Environment Agency. It estimates that the overall potential resource efficiency gains available to UK business, covering energy, waste and water, is of the order of £6.4 billion per annum. This figure covers only savings from measures requiring zero or low (payback within one year) financial investment. The estimated potential resource efficiency gain is disaggregated by sector and region for indicative purposes.

Additional research on the business benefits of resource efficiency

These studies build on research for Defra published in 2007 considering the potential financial gains available to UK business from low or no cost resource efficiency actions on energy, waste and water. This found that the total potential savings for business are in the order of £6.4 billion per annum. These papers draw out some further understanding from the earlier research, including around what these savings mean for carbon reduction aims and wider competitiveness of the economy

Project Documents
• Final Report : Business Benefits of Resource Efficiency   (1645k)
• Other : Add 1 - Quantification of potential CO2 savings from resource efficiency in the UK   (1262k)
• Other : Add 2 - Competitiveness potentially available from resource efficiency savings   (278k)
• Other : Add 3 - No cost low cost resource efficiency savings opportunities update   (444k)
• Other : Add 4 - Resource efficiency savings - priority sectors   (697k)
• Other : Summary of Additional Research   (192k)
• Other : Summary Review Statement   (173k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2007

Cost: £152,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Oakdene Hollins Ltd
Economic Research              
Sustainable Development              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production