Envirowise builds resource efficient virtual ‘Green Street’
23rd February 2010
Envirowise, the Government-funded programme helping UK businesses be more sustainable, has created a virtual ‘Green Street’ providing companies with practical environmental advice.
The web-based programme allows users to explore an animated ‘street’ – complete with a virtual pub, restaurant, hotel, engineering company and office – that identifies resource efficiency
hot spots and cost saving opportunities for different types of businesses.
The 'Green Street
' tour, which has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, provides users with links at different points along the tour where further guidance
can be accessed. Advice ranges from simple tips on minimising lighting and heating, to more detailed advice on developing a formal environmental management system
“Green Street users have the freedom to explore any area of the street, whether it’s the bar in the Cost Cutters Arms or the kitchen area of The Green Leaves Hotel – gaining valuable resource efficiency
tips along the way,” said Simon Drury, Envirowise Strategic Partnerships director. “We know the internet is an integral part of the business working day so we have created this new animated tool in order to make this free advice as accessible as possible.”
The tour can be accessed at www.envirowise.gov.uk/greenstreet