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Project to help reduce county’s carbon footprint

Lancashire SMEs are being encouraged to attend an event to find out how low energy practices and processes can help reduce the county’s carbon footprint.

The launch of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project takes place on Tuesday June 12 between 8.30am and 11am, at the University’s Media Factory.

The project is an industry and academic collaboration and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and supported by Boost; Lancashire’s business growth hub.

It will help businesses to identify opportunities to improve energy performance, reduce energy wastage and identify potential areas where low carbon technology can be installed to reduce CO2e emissions.

The process comprises four stages involving workshops to explore ideas and initiatives, site visits, energy audits and the creation and implementation of an action plan.

For eligible SMEs, a 50 per cent match funded grant up to the value of £8,000 for the purchase of low carbon technology is also available.

Mark Nelson, Business Engagement Officer at MaCaW, said: “By working together, Lancashire SMEs can have a significant impact on the region’s carbon footprint. The project aims to engage organisations in implementing low energy practices and processes to reduce their carbon burden, as well as making significant cost savings. I’d encourage people to come along and see how the project could benefit them.”

Anyone interested in attending the event can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-carbon-work-launch-tickets-46561614041?aff=es2

For more details about the event or project, contact wastemanagement@uclan.ac.uk or 01772 895970.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire.Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.