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Leyland firm exhibits tangible savings thanks to MaCaW


An events, digital and film company is set to make savings of more than £3,000 annually as a result of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Leyland-based Glasgows will cut its energy usage by 29,000 kilowatt hours of energy, saving £3,132 and 12.3 tonnes of CO2e per year, once measures suggested by MaCaW’s expert advisers have been implemented. Mark Nelson (L) and Peter Burn (R) with Glasgows’ Director Tim Lowell The project, which was set up to help Lancashire SMEs move to a low carbon model, has also enabled the company to [...]

Leyland firm exhibits tangible savings thanks to MaCaW2019-10-09T10:34:54+01:00

Carbon cutting project is just the tonic for medical supplies firm


A medical products supplier has taken a major step towards shrinking its carbon footprint, thanks to the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Blackburn-based BMS Critical Care worked closely with MaCaW’s expert advisers, whose recommendations are expected to reduce the company’s energy usage by around 20 per cent. The measures follow the government’s recent announcement of a new plan to tackle climate change, which aims to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050, replacing the previous target to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by the same year. Analysing the company’s operational [...]

Carbon cutting project is just the tonic for medical supplies firm2019-10-08T15:16:56+01:00

Lancashire furniture firm sitting comfortably following MaCaW support


   A Lancashire office furniture and screens manufacturer is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint, as a result of an energy management programme recommended by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Screentek International is already benefitting from lower energy costs, delivered through simple behavioural changes that will result in an improved bottom line performance going forward. Establishing the carbon footprint, then shrinking it Screentek has been based in Coppull, near Chorley, since it was established in 2002. It’s 43-strong workforce includes machinists, upholsterers, designers and accountants. The company signed up to the [...]

Lancashire furniture firm sitting comfortably following MaCaW support2019-10-08T15:16:11+01:00

Engineering a low-carbon solution


Lancashire engineering business Electropak is benefitting from a greener, lower-cost future thanks to the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Preston-based Electropak worked with MaCaW’s expert advisers to identify ways to shrink its carbon footprint as well as its energy bills. The company is now applying for grant funding for 50 per cent of the cost of carbon-saving measures installed as a result of the scheme. Assessing Electropak’s business and energy needs  Established April 1986, Electropak turns over £2.5m and employs nearly 30 staff to manufacture complete engineering projects. Its services include laser and waterjet [...]

Engineering a low-carbon solution2019-10-08T15:21:03+01:00

5 Ways Being More Carbon Efficient Can Boost Tendering Success


5 Ways on how to boost tender success Carbon efficiency: make it part of your tendering. It’s not just the environment that stands to benefit. Sustainability is often seen as an internal process. It’s something a business focuses on to reduce costs, cut emissions and improve processes. For many, it’s not something to shout about. Yet increasingly, sustainability isn’t merely an internal matter. Moving to a low carbon way of working can make a positive difference to the outcome of your tenders in a number of ways. Here’s why: It’s expected For some time, public sector tenders have contained [...]

5 Ways Being More Carbon Efficient Can Boost Tendering Success2020-10-06T11:54:49+01:00

MaCaW Mythbusters


Think MaCaW is too good to be true? It could add thousands to your bottom line. It could cut your carbon emissions by up to 69%. The whole process could be done in just a couple of weeks. Oh, and it really is FREE. Think MaCaW is too good to be true? Take a look at our mythbusters. Tell anyone that the service you provide is free but that you have to act now before time runs out and, well, we’ve all put the phone down on calls like that. But just occasionally, something that seems too good [...]

MaCaW Mythbusters2020-10-06T12:14:27+01:00

Lancashire businesses getting FREE support to cut carbon


Helping Lancashire businesses cut energy costs and carbon emissions - for free. We’ve yet to meet a business that didn’t want to do more to make its processes leaner and greener. Cutting carbon means cutting energy, and the more energy you cut the more money you save. It’s a virtuous circle, and one Lancashire businesses can now access more easily thanks to MaCaW. MaCaW helps Lancashire SMEs to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs by producing a comprehensive energy report that offers energy saving recommendations. Then we can provide matched grant funding of up to [...]

Lancashire businesses getting FREE support to cut carbon2020-10-06T14:02:41+01:00

Energy saving? Start by changing your behaviour


6 behavioural changes you can make Cut your carbon footprint to benefit your bottom line Energy saving? Make some behavioural changes There are lots of things you can do to save money and cut your carbon emissions. Upgrading to energy efficient appliances, switching to smart metering, investing in renewable energy sources and installing insulation can all make a big difference. But sometimes, making changes doesn’t require a major investment – it just needs everyone to think about their actions and modify their behaviour. Here are six ways that a change of behaviour could benefit your energy efficiency: 1. [...]

Energy saving? Start by changing your behaviour2020-10-06T13:57:54+01:00

Carbon Consensus


Make the most of support available for Lancashire SMEs Mark Nelson, Business Engagement Officer, MaCaW Project, University of Central Lancashire According to the Carbon Trust, 67 per cent of consumers support the demand for “green” products and there is a wealth of free support available to SMEs across the county. As businesses grow and enter new supply chains, it is becoming a common requirement to demonstrate the commitment to reducing carbon footprints. For many businesses, this is a daunting task. However, there are plenty of simple ways that businesses can address this, with additional benefits including significant cost [...]

Carbon Consensus2019-06-12T16:01:03+01:00

MaCaW Showcased in Business Press


Cut energy bills and emissions by plugging into low-carbon project The MaCaW Team produced an article for Lancashire Business View in April 2019 to showcase the superb offer available to Lancashire SMEs. Below is the article and we again thank the LBV team for producing this for us! Lancashire SMEs can improve their bottom line by adopting low energy practices and processes while helping shrink the county’s carbon footprint. The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project enables firms to exploit opportunities to improve energy performance as well as identifying areas where carbon-reducing technology can [...]

MaCaW Showcased in Business Press2019-11-05T16:24:15+00:00