Maintaining your plant and equipment is part and parcel of running a successful Lancashire SME. And the better maintained your equipment, the lower your carbon footprint is likely to be. You probably don’t need us to remind you of the importance of maintaining the equipment in your Lancashire SME. Regularly serviced equipment runs more efficiently and causes less motor, engine or compressor wear. It protects product quality, reduces the risks of breakdown, extends equipment lifespans and reduces the risk of the dreaded downtime. All of which is, of course, hugely important to any business. But there’s another reason to [...]
Low carbon heating explained Across UK homes and businesses, heating accounts for more than a third of carbon emissions. So if you really want to make an impact on your business’ carbon footprint, the heating is a great place to start. Here we look at the low carbon options available. The boiler. In most SMEs across Lancashire, it’s typically an aging relic of the fossil fuel age, prone to knocking and gurgling sounds, leaks and losses of pressure. Maintenance and running costs are relatively high – especially when required to heat large spaces - and so are the [...]
Feeling the Responsibility for Climate Change? There’s more to cutting carbon than saving money. For a growing number of Lancashire SMEs, decarbonisation is on the agenda because it’s the right thing to do. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by climate change. The sheer scale of the problem. The number of ways it affects us. Spend long enough watching images of Californian forest fires, crumbling ice shelves and bleached coral reefs and you could be forgiven for wondering what possible difference you could make. Of course, individually, the difference each of us can make is relatively small. That doesn’t [...]
Switching off and powering down can really add up this Christmas… Most Lancashire businesses have well-honed Christmas routines that ensure their workplaces are put into safe hibernation for a few days. But this year has been anything but routine, and that means your regular plans may already have gone out of the window. So if you’re anticipating a very different sort of Christmas break this year, remember to take these steps to ensure you don’t miss out on opportunities to save energy and cut costs. 1. Turn the heating down: Dropping the temperature of your workplace by just [...]
The Low-Carbon Approach to Resilience The MaCaW Team produced an article for Lancashire Business View in November 2020 to showcase how our low carbon offer, available to Lancashire SMEs, can aid in business recovery following the impacts of COVID-19. Below is the article and we again thank the LBV team for producing this for us! MaCaW, the Making Carbon Work Project, was established to help Lancashire SMEs shift towards a low-carbon model and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). You might think your carbon footprint has little to do with the current COVID-19 crisis, and even [...]
We were lucky enough to get a shout out on the LBV Recommends Email in November 2020 following our work with the LBV Team. Below is what they had to say about the Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) Project. Cut your carbon + Boost your savings Talk to MaCaW about FREE help to cut your carbon, and you could make big savings on energy and access up to £15,000 in matched grant funding. Better still, accessing support is really easy. What is MaCaW? MaCaW is the Making Carbon Work Project. We were set up to help Lancashire based SMEs move to [...]
Over the past few years we’ve helped SMEs in Lancashire identify carbon savings, reduce costs and access grant funding for low carbon technology – for free. Now extended to September 2023, we’re delighted to say we still can.
You already know electric vehicles (EVs) cut fuel costs and lower your business’ CO2e emissions. That isn’t (and it never has been) the barrier to adoption.
to Switch to Electric Vehicles?Mark Nelson2020-09-30T14:03:50+01:00
MaCaW, the Making Carbon Work Project which operates from UCLan and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is helping SMEs across Lancashire reduce costs and carbon.
Cutting Carbon With MaCaWMark Nelson2020-07-23T12:22:23+01:00
As Britain slowly emerges from lockdown, most companies are focused on returning to business as usual – or as close as they can possibly get to it. Sustainability, carbon emissions and the environment?