Project MaCaW is an academic/industry collaboration designed to assist Lancashire SME’s to overcome the challenges and barriers in moving towards a low carbon economic model.
This project aims to engage Lancashire SME’s, in implementing low energy practices and processes to reduce their carbon burden as well as making cost savings to their organisation.
The Centre for Waste and Resource Management at UCLan has expertise and access to low carbon technologies through research in the areas of resource optimisation, carbon footprint reduction, waste minimisation, life cycle assessment and energy efficiency. The Centre also has access to leading academics in multiple disciplines across the University who will support the SMEs in the adoption and valuation of new and innovative low carbon goods.
MaCaW will help SME’s across Lancashire to identify opportunities to improve their organisations energy performance, reduce energy wastage and obtain related economic and environmental benefits. The project will promote partnership and cooperative working.
The MaCaW project will work with SMEs across sectors to identify and prioritize these opportunities. This will be achieved through implementation of energy efficiency measures (energy plans), investment in low carbon technology and diversification of resources into low carbon goods. Integrating Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) with the Green House Gas Protocol we will assist organisations manage and report their emissions effectively. This will assist Lancashire to reduce its overall carbon emissions and contribute to the UK carbon target.
Qualifying SME’s can also benefit through the provision of a match-funded equipment grant (50% supported)
Typical grants will be around £4k from the European Regional Development Fund to enable SMEs to purchase energy saving equipment.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Find out more by contacting The Centre for Waste and Resource Management at UCLan
Telephone: 01772 893963
2017 - 2020
The MaCaW project will: