Financing Resource Efficient and Cleaner Products for SMEs – Stakeholder Guidebook

This Stakeholders’ Guidebook presents a range of financial sources and mechanisms thatcan be used by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the European Unio...



RECP Demonstration project: Results by 2017

Current booklet is called to present results of EaP Green “Resource efficiency and clean production” Demonstration project (RECP) in Armenia, based on activities, estimates, assistance schemes for SMEs implemented t...



Financing for SME

Leaflet on possibilities for financing RECP audits for SMEs has collected available financing options and loans which are available for small and medium companies to pursue their business ideas and cover costs of suggestive resource efficiency measures within their organizat...

Module 3: Water and Wastewater

The next round of the local RECP Green Clubs in the Vanadzor city RECP team has launched on 31 of May, 2016. The participating organizations were engaged in production of bread/bakery products, shoe making /local shoe production/, chemical /chemical materials/ production, food processing/production, carpet production, auto remote services, etc.

Project facilitator Ms. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan presented the ‘’WorkBook’’ to the meeting participants which will support in further Green Club works, and also she explained in details the functions the implementation of which will be simplified by the help of this publication.  The participants with the assistance of the facilitator filled up the self-assessment sheets of the first two modules: Company Environmental Profile and Energy Efficiency and analyzed the present situation and challenges meet by their companies.

Later on UNIDO National expert, Green Club Facilitator Dr. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan introduced Module 3 on “Water & Waste Water” for businesses. Dr. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan presented the main points regarding the Module 3. She also pointed what concrete actions must be undertaken by SMEs to eliminate the Water use and Waste Water. Energy efficiency has many privileges which were appropriately presented point by point to SMEs to make sure that they feel the importance of this issue, and will be willing to apply it in their business operations.

The next Green club was aimed at presenting the next module on water and wastewater, self-assessment discussions among green club member organizations. The national facilitator Ms. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan provided  technical content on water and wastewater, presenting the problems related to the water use, opportunities and benefits, main reasons for inefficient water use and suggested solutions. During the discussions issues related to water resources in Dilijan city were arisen. The following issues were underscored during the discussion:

  • water supplied in Dilijan city is of low quality, containing heavy metals and hazards
  • in some buildings and institutions the water is only cleaned through the drainage system
    • no proper filters are installed to ensure the high quality and clarity of the water
    • there is a significant loss in the number of people staying at Dilijan Resort in recent years because of the low quality of the water supplied there

They also added that facial steps are not yet taken to improve the quality of water supplied in the whole city.

During the workshop the participants handled practical assignments with exercises on water profiles and use of water resources within production cycles by SMEs. SMEs were handed a worksheets to complete it with data related to water profile of their companies with scaling grades. The meeting was summarized and feedback received.

So, it was added that, later on, by the help of RECP audits done by national experts the data will be calculated and recommendations will come out accordingly. At the end of session Green Club Facilitator explained the next steps of Green Club, assignments for the next workshop and data collection on energy in the participant’s organizations.