Richmond Council is backing the national 'Close the Door' campaign as part of its Greening Business programme which provides free advice and support to businesses who want to improve their environmental credentials in order to make savings.
Research has shown that a closed door in a shop can save up to 50% of the total energy used which equates up to 10 tonnes of CO2 per shop per annum.
Councillor Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Business, Community and Culture said: “An open door is a huge waste of energy for the store and can create varying temperatures that can cause inconvenience for both staff and customers. It is also a huge waste of money, something high street retailers can ill afford in these tough times. I would encourage everyone to find out more about the campaign, and for retailers to keep the door closed as their contribution to Climate Week next month.”
Businesses and community groups in the borough are all being urged to take part in Climate Week which will take place between March 4-10 with the aim of highlighting the positive steps being taken in workplaces and harnessing more environmental initiatives among all sections of society.
If you're a business in Richmond borough and would like more information on ‘going green’ you can sign up to Richmond’s Greening Business programme to see if you're eligible for 12 hours of free advice and support to reduce costs and improve environment credentials.
More information can be found at: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/gogreen/gg_work.htm
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