Green for Architects

Venue:
Online interactive briefing delivered via Zoom
 
Date:
16/04/2021
 
Note:
Fri 16th April
 
Time:
12pm - 1pm
 
Category:
Mentoring
 

Achieve increased cost savings, improved resource efficiency and new opportunities for a higher value on offerings with the Green for Micro Programme. Interested in learning more about the Green for Micro programme? Join us for this information briefing featuring expert Niall McManus.

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GREEN FOR MICRO: ARCHITECTS

Information Briefing Seminar 

Achieve increased cost savings, improved resource efficiency and new opportunities for a higher value on offerings with the Green for Micro Programme.

This sector-specific programme is for architect businesses.

Interested in learning more about the Green for Micro programme? Join us for this information briefing featuring expert Niall McManus.

This is a FREE programme, available to companies with up to ten employees.


How can your business benefit?

Developing a ‘greener’ policy can offer many benefits to your business, including:

      • Increased cost savings
      • Improved resource efficiency (for example: using less energy, water and materials)
      • Reduced environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
      • Opportunities for higher and additional value on products and services
      • Increased access to customers, improved corporate image
      • Increased resilience to climate change impacts

Green for Micro Programme Deliverables: 

An expert mentor will work with you to implement changes in your business to achieve cost savings and resource efficiencies in the following areas:

  • Corporate Sustainable Strategy
  • Circular Economy thinking
  • Green Procurement/Tenders
  • Employee & Customer Engagement

About the mentor

Niall McManus

Niall McManus is a geologist and mineral economist with 30 years global experience in raw materials and sustainability. Niall has worked in geotechnical investigation and site remediation in the construction sector. He has undertaken numerous post-graduate certificates and CDP training in circular economy and sustainable development from Delft, Wageningen, & Erasmus Universities in the Netherlands.

Since 2014 he has been an expert advisor to the European Commission for Societal Challenges, Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. Working with multidisciplinary teams of experts from across Europe he has advised or €30 million of investment into technologies from concept level to pre-commercialisation for innovations within the circular economy.

Niall is mentor and coach for European Investment Community (EIC) funded start-ups through the EU Executive Agency for SMEs, and is on the steering group for developing the mentoring strategy for the EIC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programme to contribute to the transition towards a carbon neutral Europe.

Niall is currently assisting a Scandinavian floating offshore wind developer and technology provider enter the Irish market in providing expertise on environmental compliance and social licence to operate in their site selection.


Why ‘green’?

Recent survey results show that 33% of respondents plan to switch to businesses which are doing more about sustainability, while 49% also said they intend to become better informed about the impact their purchasing has on the planet.

It makes good business sense. With climate change, changing regulations, rising resource costs and changing customer expectations adopting a more eco-friendly approach is the best way forward for business.

How can Green for Micro help?

Avail of advice and technical support covering topics such as resource efficiency, understanding your carbon footprint and implementing an environmental management system. Find out what steps to take to reduce costs and lower your greenhouse gas emissions.