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Energy (MaCaW)

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Are you looking to lower your business carbon footprint?

Our MaCaW project is an academic/industry collaboration designed to assist Lancashire SMEs in overcoming the challenges and barriers in moving towards a low carbon economic model. We work with you and your business to implement low energy practices and processes to reduce your carbon burden as well as making cost savings. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of Central Lancashire.

How will it benefit your business?

We collaborate with you on the following:

  • Increased energy efficiency within your SME and thereby reduce CO2e emissions
  • Identify opportunities for product diversification into low carbon products
  • Identify potential areas where low carbon technology can be used to reduce CO2e emissions
  • Provide a 50% match funded grant for the purchase of low-carbon technology for eligible projects - value up to £15k (grant)
  • Support the re-engineering of productive processes reducing your carbon burden

What will this involve?

We work with SMEs across sectors to identify and prioritise opportunities to improve energy performance. This is achieved through:

  • Diversification of resources into low carbon goods
  • Investment in low carbon technology
  • The implementation of energy efficiency measures (energy plans),

In integrating Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) with the Green House Gas Protocol, we assist you to manage and report your emissions effectively. This will help Lancashire to reduce its overall carbon emissions and contribute to the UK carbon target.

Who is it for?

We work with businesses who are Located in the Lancashire region, employ 250 employees or less and either have an annual turnover that is equal to or less than 50million Euros or a balance sheet total that is equal to or less than 43million Euros

Related case studies

MaCaW works with Bloom in Box to help cut energy costs and carbon footprint

Bloom in Box’s Tom Reardon has long been committed to cutting his business’ carbon footprint. The only problem? From solar panel providers to energy generation, “I really didn’t know how to tell the good from the bad.”

Monday 20 June 2022

“I think we’ll cut our energy costs by 40-45%” - AquaSpira sees the cost benefit of saving carbon

With the help of the MaCaW project, composite steel reinforced pipe-maker AquaSpira has put the finishing touches to a solar panel installation.

Thursday 31 March 2022

Supply chains made more sustainable by MaCaW

Canopy Products stepped up its sustainable operations, with support from the Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project.

Monday 29 November 2021

Carbon reduction with MaCaW a “no brainer” says Whitewells

Thanks to a carbon audit by the MaCaW project and a grant part-funded by the ERDF, catering supplier Whitewells is exiting the pandemic a more efficient, effective and low carbon business than it entered it.

Tuesday 27 July 2021

MaCaW brings sustainable procurement closer to home

The MaCaW project is helping to drive a powerful onshoring message for Pendle Engineering.

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Nutrition firm to go carbon neutral thanks to specialist support

A growing Blackpool business has committed to going carbon neutral, with support from our MaCaW project.

Monday 20 July 2020

Sky is the limit for solar powered T&R

A leading aerospace supplier has reduced its carbon footprint and saved thousands of pounds, with support from our Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project.

Monday 1 June 2020

Fitness firm in peak condition thanks to carbon-cutting audit

Commercial fitness equipment supplier Fitness Warehouse is eyeing sustainable savings thanks to our MaCaW project.

Monday 1 July 2019

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 Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project.

Thursday 1 August 2019

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 support from the Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project.

Thursday 1 August 2019

Lancashire furniture firm sitting comfortably following MaCaW support

Screentek International is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint, as a result of an energy management programme recommended by our Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project.

Thursday 1 August 2019

Solar Savings: Cutting 17% off Preston company’s energy bills

The University of Central Lancashire’s MaCaW project and a £15,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are helping one of Lancashire’s most respected names in fresh food supply cut its energy costs and carbon.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Contact us

David Richardson, Project Manager, MaCaW

Email: MaCaW team

Tel: +44 (0)1772 895804

Twitter: @MaCaWLancs