Emily Reid of C02Sense, which helps businesses go green
First, businesses need to make some calculations.
Emily said: "The first place to start if you are thinking of using renewable electricity is to reduce your energy use as far as possible. Collect data on how much you are using and look at the anomalies. Why does usage perhaps go up at certain times?"
She advises businesses to install installation as a starting point to ensure heat doesn't escape through the walls.
According to the industry expert, location is key. From heat pumps to an anaerobic digestion facility, business people learned about a number of viable renewable options for businesses in the region.
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Mrs Reid said: "A lot of business are now looking for the next stage but companies need to look at where the technology can be located.
"You have always got to think about the planning issues and you need to think about how near you are to residential properties."
Taking into consideration the size, noise, visual effects, existing infrastructure and transport access were just some of the key points businesses were urged to consider.
For example, those planning on installing solar photovoltaic panels need to think about making sure they are south facing and according to Mrs Reid, 20 degrees to 40 degrees is the optimum angle to face at.
Although recent changes to subsidies, such as the feed in tariff (FIT) for solar, have left some firms unsure about the benefits of adopting new environmental technologies, they can still bring big benefits to a company's bottom line.
Mrs Reid said: "The FIT provides a fixed payment for everyone.
"Some renewable technologies may give you pay back quicker than others but for many businesses it is often a long-term investment."