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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 carbon2019-11-05T16:27:24+00:00

Energy saving? Start by changing your behaviour


6 behavioural changes you can make Cut your carbon footprint to benefit your bottom line 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. Turn off the lights Natural light [...]

Energy saving? Start by changing your behaviour2019-11-05T16:26:14+00:00

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

Electropak benefits from MaCaW


Engineering a low-carbon solution Lancashire engineering business Electropak is benefiting from a greener, lower-cost future thanks to our work through the 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 [...]

Electropak benefits from MaCaW2019-06-12T16:02:53+01:00

Lancashire Business View Recommends MaCaW


Looking to reduce your carbon footprint + energy bills? We were lucky enough to get a shout out on the LBV Recommends Email in April 2019 following our work with the LBV Team! Below is what they had to say about the Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) Project. Looking to reduce your carbon footprint + energy bills? MaCaW can help! The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project helps the county’s SMEs exploit opportunities to improve their energy performance, while identifying areas where carbon-reducing technology can be installed. The simple process involves carbon baseline analysis, site visits [...]

Lancashire Business View Recommends MaCaW2019-11-05T16:22:57+00:00