What does this cover?This presentation is an attemptto capture projects, progressand partnerships working onclimate change acrossManchester (and GreaterManchester) in early 2012.It’s far from comprehensive soif something’s missing pleaseemail Steve Connor:email@example.com
Manchester: A Certain FutureOur stakeholder climate changeplan has two key objectives:• 41% carbon reduction by 2020, relative to 2005 levels, and;• Low carbon thinking embedded in our operations and lifestyles.Launched November 2009.Overseen by an independentSteering Group from public,private and third-sector.
Greater Manchester ClimateChange StrategySets out how the shift to a lowcarbon economy for GM willhelp to establish long-termsustainable economic growth.At the same time as achieving a48% reduction in CO2emissions by 2020, from 1990levels (40% from 2005).The Strategy was approved atAGMA Executive in July 2011.
Carbon MetricsA requirement of the GMClimate Change Strategy isconvergence across GM of themeasurement and reporting ofCO2 emissions by localauthorities and otherorganisations, to enabletracking of our CO2 ‘account’.A range of tools has beendeveloped as part of thenational Local CarbonFrameworks pilot.
Low Carbon Economic AreaGreater Manchester was designated a Low Carbon EconomicArea (LCEA) for the Built Environment in 2009 - a status we’recurrently renegotiating.Its delivery plan will form part of the Climate Change StrategyImplementation Plan for 2012-15, covering the ‘Buildings’ andsome of the ‘Energy’ actions over this period.The Implementation Plan will also cover the Strategy’s three otherthemes: Transport; Green and Blue Infrastructure, and;Sustainable Consumption & Production.
Manchester City Council:A Certain Future Delivery Plan10-year delivery plan sets out what the Council will do over theperiod 2010-20 to contribute to the delivery of Manchester: ACertain Future (MACF).The Delivery Plan commits the Council to reducing its operationalemissions by 41% by 2020 from 2009/10 levels, and aims toprovide leadership and example in the process of Manchester’stransformation into an internationally recognised low carbon city.Embedding low carbon thinking and behaviour into its culture,processes and the operation of all its services.Approved by the Council’s Executive in October 2010.
Manchester City Council MACFDelivery Plan 2010-20First Street – Manchester’smost energy efficient buildingLast year the Council achieveda 6% carbon reduction fromoperational buildings frombehaviour change, assetrationalisation and turning downheating controls.
Manchester City Council MACFDelivery Plan 2010-20- Other achievements to date:- With a Sustainable Procurement policy established April 2010, all MCC tenders now include a min. 10% weighting for sustainability.- By April 2011, 1,000 x heads of 50w halogen bulbs had been replaced with 9w LED arrays as part of junction upgrades.- For more information contact Louise Yates: firstname.lastname@example.org
EcoCitiesAnd coming soon in 2012, theBruntwood-supported climatechange adaptation ‘blueprint’forged by the University ofManchester’s EcoCities team.EcoCities will include futureprojections, vulnerabilityanalysis, building-scale analysisand supporting work from Arup,New Economy and Envirolink.
Green & Digital strategy“Digital tools can dramatically improve the exchange of informationand improve the quality of services..where citizens collaboratingwith government work together for better outcomes.”Steven Goldsmith, Deputy mayor, New York CityGreen Digital city“By unlocking information, ideas and energies, smart cityapplications and services create more sustainable modes of livingand working.”Information Marketplaces: The New Economics of Cities
Green Digital CharterThe Green Digital Chartersupports cities to:• Use ICT to be more environmentally efficient.• ‘Green’ their use of ICT.Manchester was first to signthe Charter, now 23 citiesacross Europe have signed
Green Digital CharterNiCE:EU project funded by EEC to develop implementation process forthe Green Digital Charter. Manchester is one of five Reference Cities funded by project (ledby MDDA). Other cities are Bologna, Eindhoven, Linkoping andWarsaw.See www.greendigitalcharter.eu
Low-Carbon Housing RetrofitProgrammeGreater Manchester housingretrofit programme aims toimprove the energy efficiency ofthe housing stock and educateresidents on how they canreduce their energyconsumption to save carbonand reduce their fuel bills.
Domestic RetrofitA Greater Manchester Low Carbon Housing Retrofit Strategy isbeing finalised that sets out GM’s ambition to deliver 48%reduction in carbon emissions from the housing sector by 2020: 7years ahead of the national target. The final version will belaunched in April 2012.Solar PV programme still being explored in the wake of a majorreview of Feed in Tariffs - originally 7,000 roofs were a target forend of March 2012.
Get Me Toasty CampaignGreater Manchester-wide Toasty campaign has been running sinceJanuary 2011 installing loft and cavity insulation measures for freeto Manchester households to reduce their energy bills and carbonemissions.To date 13,000 requests for surveys have been received fromacross Greater Manchester.In Manchester 1,267 installations have been carried out thisfinancial year either under the former Warm Homes scheme or thenew Toasty scheme.
Carbon Co-opA member-owned and run organisation that enables its members towork together to reduce household energy emissions.Members collectively reduce their carbon emissions, save moneyon fuel bills and address the causes of climate change.Currently offering household energy surveys free of charge,enabling residents to get detailed technical information about theirhome’s energy performance with the aim of reducing bills andemissions by up to 80%.A detailed architectural survey carried out by our award winningretrofit consultants URBED to clearly outline specific packages ofimprovements.
Green DealThe Green Deal is a government initiative to be launched next yearto assist householders and businesses to install energy efficiencymeasures in their homes through reassurances that the cost of themeasures will be covered by savings on their energy bills.An options appraisal is being carried out looking at the potentialroles of the public sector/AGMA in delivering a GM Green Deal.
St. Brigid’s SchoolSt Brigid’s School - made of areclaimed shipping containerand defective road planks.The carbon impact of thisbuilding is close to zero
Behaviour ChangeA study into integrating behavioural change into low carbonhousing retrofit ‘The Missing Quarter’ has led to energy awarenesstraining being delivered to Housing Providers so they can provideassistance to their tenants;In Manchester initial carbon literacy training has been provided tostaff from Willow Park, Eastlands, Great Places and Northwardsamongst others.Funding generated from this training will be utilised to widen theaudience to community and other interest groups and will makestrong links with the Manchester Carbon Literacy Project.
Carbon LiteracyThe Manchester Carbon Literacy Project follows a commitmentmade in Manchester – A Certain Future to provide access to adays-worth of ‘carbon literacy’ training to everyone who lives,works or studies in the city.The project is being progressed by Cooler Projects and is beingfunded through the Council’s ‘Low Carbon Reserve’.Northwards Housing are offering NVQ Level 3 training in EnergyEfficiency. Can be rolled out to other housing providers and LocalAuthorities.
Eco Streets- Run by Groundwork MSSTT and funded by Manchester City Council- A small grants programme which supports local people to develop awareness and knowledge of the climate change agenda and help them reduce their carbon footprint.- The outputs of the project will be:- 210 adults and young people accessing informal training/capacity building- 18 residents groups supported through the grant funding process- 10 climate change mitigation projects implemented- For more information, please contact email@example.com
Eco Streets- Residents in Levenshulme attend the Making a Successful Funding Application‘ training session.
Green WaveThe year is 2080 and the World is a different place. Weve goneback to the old ways, thanks to John Tyler, a local meter reader ona mission to save us all.GreenWave is the product of a four month CO2 awarenessprogram, devised and implemented by REELmcr, with members ofthe Higher Blackley and Charlestown Communities of NorthManchester.The film shows real people coming together to make a massivedifference to their Communities and eventually the World.
Energy InfrastructureThe energy infrastructure strand of the LCEA is currently beingdeveloped, with programmes being structured into heat networks,hydro and large-scale wind turbines.The heat network programme is currently made up of elevenprojects and is being led by Manchester City Council.The heat network programme will first deliver Oldham’s St Mary’sproject as phase 1, followed by Manchester’s proposed Town Hallheat network scheme in Phase 2.Work is currently underway to secure resources for thedevelopment of both projects.
Executive 16 February 2011APPENDIX A – Maps of Town Hall and Corridor ClustersPlease note these plans show the areas used as the basis of initial feasibilityassessments. The plans are subject to change as they are optimised in consultationwith stakeholders. Network routes are only indicative at this stage.Town Hall Cluster:More heat Other heat network schemes in Manchester that are currently in Manchester City Council Executive Item 11 16 February 2011 development include the Co-operative’s new head quarters, at the APPENDIX A – Maps of Town Hall and Corridor Clusters University of Manchester, and at Manchester Metropolitan Please note these plans show the areas used as the basis of initial feasibility assessments. The plans are subject to change as they are optimised in consultation University, as part of their Birley Fields development.with stakeholders. Network routes are only indicative at this stage.Corridor Cluster: Town Hall Cluster: Corridor Cluster:
Fuelling ManchesterFor all those involved incommunity renewable projects(water turbines; bio-mass andwoodland management; waste-to-energy, solar).Projects who have been invitedinclude: Greater ManchesterTree Station; Torrs Hydro;Energy Savings Trust; FairfieldMaterials Management;Carbon Coop; URBED; Co-ops UK.
Carbon Co-op have successfully design and installed a12kw solar panel array for Unicorn Grocery, a wholefoodco-operative in Chorlton, South Manchester.
The ‘Living Laboratory’Corridor Manchester is helping to co-ordinate the work of the LowCarbon Economy Area’s Low Carbon Laboratory.One example is the Manchester Digital Development Agency’swork to deliver the Loadanet project within the Corridor area as a‘Living Laboratory’.The purpose of the project is threefold; to install a wireless sensornetwork using cheap equipment, to collect environmental datausing low cost fixed and mobile sensors and to provide openaccess to the data. Sensors include: humidity, temperature, noise,dust, CO, CO2 and NO2.
Sustainable TransportA major ongoing extension of the Metrolink is also underway andhas recently delivered new trams, new lines to Chorlton and MediaCity, and a new depot to serve the future network.Work is currently underway to further expand the system withinManchester to Didsbury, Wythenshawe and East Manchester, andwill also include the ambitious second city crossing.These extensions and works planned for Oldham, Rochdale andTameside will help to improve transport links within the city andbeyond to neighbouring districts.
Commuter cycling project fromTfGM featuring seven cyclecentres, 1000+ new cycleparking spaces plus a majorpromotional campaign.
On your bikeCycling is being increased through adult and child cycle training,and three city-centre cycle centres are being implemented followinga successful bid to government led by Transport for GreaterManchester (TfGM).A further bid has been developed (led by TfGM) to the LocalSustainable Transport Fund which if successful this will bring betterpersonalised journey planning, transport services for jobseekers,demand-responsive transport (e.g. ring and ride), and cyclepromotion.
City Car ClubA new Toyota YarisCity Car launchedNovember 2011
City Car Club in Manchester- City Car Club"- 1,450+ members share access to 29 low emission cars and two vans located in City Centre Manchester, Chorlton, Didsbury and Salford Quays- Members avoid costs, emissions and hassle of car ownership whilst retaining pay as you go access to cars close to their home/ work 24/7. Members walk, cycle and use public transport much more than the average person and save £100s of year.- For more information contact Keith Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
300 charging posts and aseries of ‘Pod Centres’ tobe installed as part of anew electric vehicleinfrastructure as part ofGreater Manchester’sPlugged in Placesprogramme.
Love Your Bike- Lead organisation: Manchester Friends of the Earth- Organised Bike Fabulous style event in the Arndale Centre- Co-ordinated monthly Bike Friday cycle to work rides into the city centre to encourage people to cycle to work or college- Successfully lobbied for adult cycle training schemes in Manchester and Trafford- Effectively campaigned to maintain cycle and disabled access to the Trans-Pennine Trail in Didsbury- For more information, email email@example.com
Love Your Bike- Left: Bike tag promoting Bike Fabulous- Right: Bike Friday riders dress in red to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Heart Foundation
Green infrastructureUsed to describe parks, rivervalleys, green roofs,woodlands, gardens and widernatural environment.GI is critical to our future givenits ability to deliver a number ofbenefits, including adaptationto future climate change,improvements to air quality,space for leisure and has beenproven to increase patients’rates of recovery from illness.
Red Rose Forest -increasing oururban tree coverand helping usadapt to climatechange. Red Rose Forest
Green infrastructureA Manchester Green Infrastructure Plan being put in place in 2012will draw together a number of existing initiatives such as:A £500,000 project in at Nutsford Vale with Red Rose Forest totransform a previously underused former landfill site.In the City Centre a project between the City Council, CityCo andBritish Waterways has delivered habitat improvements along theRochdale Canal.At St John’s Gardens in the city centre a gold award-winninggarden from this year’s Tatton Flower Show has been transplantedto provide an urban orchard and new areas for the city centre’swildlife.
i-treesA unique project led by Red Rose Forest that aims to demonstratethe importance of trees and green space through tree planting,green roofs and green walls and scientific monitoring equipment.i-trees will help transform the Oxford Road Corridor of ManchesterCity Centre into a ‘Living Laboratory. The project will helpunderstanding around how greenery can impact on climaticconditions such as temperature, flash flooding and air quality.i-trees is a working partnership between The University ofManchester, Red Rose Forest, Manchester City Council, theManchester Metropolitan University and members of the CorridorManchester.
Sow SewThe Sow Sew project hasused a brownfield site inManchester to grow flax andcreate an organic localsustainable material.In 2012 Sow Sew is looking formore more Meanwhile plots ofland around Manchester tomake more use of redundantspace, while makingManchester greener.
Manchester City CouncilAnnual Carbon Reduction Plans with short-term targets ensure theauthority is making continual progress against this long-term target.A 6% reduction in carbon emissions was achieved in 2010/11,against the 10% target which was set in the Annual CarbonReduction Plan for this period.As part of the major retrofit programme energy audits are currentlybeing undertaken to investigate how best to retrofit the Council’sbuildings.Manchester City Council placed in the top 5% of organisations thecountry who have taken early action to monitor and reduce theircarbon emissions.
SchoolsThe Carbon Trust’s Collaborative Low Carbon Schools service isbeing piloted in nine schools by Manchester City Council,investigating ways schools can reduce energy consumption.The results from this pilot and previous school programmes willguide future delivery plans which will look to reduce the wholeschool’s estate energy consumption.
SchoolsEco-Schools programme continues to engage schools inenvironmental projects, with continual progress up to theprestigious Green Flag award.80 delegates from 28 schools attended this year’s annual Eco-Schools Conference, which was focused on climate change andcarbon reduction.
Third sector community workWorking with third sector organisations has enabled the CityCouncil to deliver broader social and economic objectives as wellas levering in match-funding which would otherwise have beeninaccessible to the City Council directly. There are 6 third sectorpartners and projects include:Low Carbon Community Grants – including training groups onmanaging projects and developing funding bidsClimate Change Champions Programme in SchoolsDevelopment of an Eco Hub and delivery of Future Manchester, aseries of climate change events from 25th November to 2ndDecember
Green businessEnvironmental Business Pledge has been operating within the Cityof Manchester’s boundaries for 5 years, engaging with businessesand organisations of all sizes.The scheme provides the ability to benchmark and demonstrateenvironmental achievements, while providing both environmentaland economic outputs.
Green businessThe achievements of the scheme so far are as follows:• 6,905 tonnes CO2 savings for business (N.B the measurement of carbon savings started in January 2009)• 8,834 tonnes of materials saved/ diverted from landfill• 51,221m3 water saved• £1,665,636 cost savings for businesses• 100 new jobs created• 390 jobs safeguarded Achievements delivered in partnership with ENWORKS business support
Green businessThe future for the scheme includes the development of sustainableconsumption and production targets and national formalaccreditation.The Council is also operating in partnership with other localauthorities in GM in order to provide greater combinedenvironmental support to businesses.
ENWORKSEstablished in 2001, ENWORKS provides environmental supportto businesses of all sizes and sectors across the North West.The service has advised more than 11,670 businesses, including3,450 in Greater Manchester and hundreds in central Manchester.ENWORKS helps companies to boostproﬁtability, productivity andcompetitiveness by reducingexposure to environmental risk andusing energy, water and materialsmore efﬁciently.
ENWORKSAcross the North West, ENWORKS has achieved:• £115 million ! ! business cost savings through resource efﬁciency• 543,400 tonnes ! CO2e savings• 6.1 million m3 ! ! water savings• 19.2 million tonnes ! material savings• 320,200 tonnes ! waste diverted from landﬁll• £231 million ! ! sales contracts secured• 7,490 " " " jobs safeguarded and createdLast year, ENWORKS was named ‘NGO of the Year’ at the nationalBusinessGreen Leaders Awards. Support is funded by ERDF and BIS.
The low carbon andenvironmental sectorIncludes energy efficiency,renewable energy, waste andrecycling and associatedservices to the environmentaland low carbon energy sectorAmong the fasting growingsector and still achievinggrowth rates year on yearWell represented in GreaterManchester
The sector in GreaterManchester1918 companies operating the sectorEmploying 37,000 staffWith a turnover of £5.1bn GM NW UKSales (£) £5.18bn £11.8bn £122.2bnCompanies 1918 5117 51,600Staff 37,253 93,910 939,600 Source: K-Matrix 2010/11
National andEnglish regionalrelative share ofnumber of lowcarbonenvironmentalgoods & servicescompanies
Characteristics of low carbonsector in Greater ManchesterStrong market drivers particularly from the public sector, energyperformance in building and recycling and waste.Excellent University and further education sector• Manchester University particular strong in electrical engineering• Salford University 6 star rating in research into the Built Environment• Trafford and Oldham College, centre of excellence for training renewable energy installersDiverse companies base with wide range of company type and sizefrom market leaders to start up companies.
Sector highlightsSiemens offshore wind centre of competence based in ManchesterPeel Energy, Nordex, EnerG, PB Power, Viridor, Hyde Group,JDWS, BIFFA, SaicaActive professional sector; Arup, SKM Enviros, DWF, Co-operativeGroup, DeloitteManufacturing and service companies
Case study: MLS FabricationsIntelligent kitchen Ventilationsystem (IKV)New system developed tohigher energy efficiencystandards and to meet buildingregulationsTechnology currently beingdemonstrated on Trafford ParkSuitable for commercialkitchens such as schools andcolleges.
Case study: Air EnergyManagementNew start-upCompressed air consultancyCan save companies energyand money through monitoringand improving compressed airsystemsIndependent
Case study: Granada MaterialHandlingRecently identified the offshorewind industry as an opportunityUndertook market researchand product developmentNow UK’s leading transitionpiece crane supplierOver 200 Cranes supplied todate
Case study: Hyde GroupExperience in aerospacesectorTransferring skills andapproach to the offshore windsectorSingle vendor code solutionWill give a voice to localcompaniesSecuring UK design andmanufacture programs
Case study: MHA LightingAtherton based company – established a subsidiary MHS Lightingto develop LED lighting productsNew company created 21 jobsManufacturers and installs a range of energy efficient lighting usingsolid state lighting technologyThe technology is being manufactured under licence fromLuminanz and Bolton based company.
Case study: Hughes BrothersConstruction company,identified opportunity to expandbusiness into renewableenergyTrained to become MCSaccredited installersThe business can now offerinstallation of solar hot waterheating and PV panels
Case study: Jacob Eco EnergyManchester based SMEOriginally a constructioncompany, Jacob Constructiondiversified into solar PVinstallationGained MCS accreditationCreated a new company JacobEco Energy
Manchester Art Gallery - energyconsumption of gallery lighting downby 60-70%.
Midland Hotel - Engaging staff,guests and suppliers onsustainability.10%+ year on year energy savingthrough new equipment.Green roof full of herbs!Waste Management is to get to100% separation.www.qhotels.co.uk
University Hospital of SouthManchester- Achievements to date:- 17 carbon reduction projects delivered- 5300 tonnes carbon saved- At least £420,000 p.a. saved- Average payback 5.9 years
UHSM Carbon ManagementImplementation Plan- Led by the University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) NHS Trust- Since 2008 UHSM has been working to implement their Carbon Management Implementation Plan.- The plan has identified 25 projects which would save an estimated 5500 tonnes of carbon each year and save the trust £435,000 per annum.- Challenges for the coming years include increasing awareness of the potential impact of climate change and to improve UHSM ability to adapt to an increasingly carbon-constrained economy.- For further information please contact Paul Featherstone firstname.lastname@example.org
Phlorum Embodied CO2 Tool- Screen grab of Phlorum’s web-based embodied CO2 tool- The red bars and numbers on the graphs show the initial embodied CO2 from typical construction materials and methods- the green bars and numbers show what can be achieved by adopting more sustainable options- i.e. almost a 50% reduction in embodied CO2
Phlorum Embodied CO2 Tool- Tool developed by Phlorum Limited and part funded by Knowledge Transfer Partnership- An embodied CO2 calculator tool to measure the life-cycle carbon footprint of new buildings and to encourage the use of less carbon-intensive building materials and construction methods- Headline outcomes: - reduction in CO2 emissions of almost 50% by changing some materials and elements of construction - removing CO2-intensive materials from building elements - encouraging the sourcing of local building materials - providing developers with a competitive advantage by allowing them to scope embodied CO2 considerations into their tenders- For more information please contact Dr Paul Beckett (email@example.com)
Sustainable Consumption &ProductionA Sustainable Consumption Action Plan has been developed thatwill coordinate and report upon the key areas of SustainableConsumption & Production for the Council and feed into the annualCarbon Reduction Plan.Progress highlights include finalisation of the city’s SustainableFood Delivery Plan, dissemination and discussion of a carbonaudit and school menus development by Manchester Fayre.The North West dCarbon project also started in November 2011,looking to improve the sustainability of the Council’s supply chainin conjunction with the Manchester Environmental BusinessPledge.
Sustainable FoodFood Futures partnership has secured £60k funding from the LowCarbon Reserve to develop the Growing Manchester Programme,a Food Baseline Study and a food exemplar project at NewSmithfield Markets, for which FareShare won the delivery tender.In December alone of 34.7% of the food dropped off, which wouldpreviously have gone straight to composting, was edible. C02esaved - 9.59 tonnesA Low Carbon menu and audit has been undertaken byManchester Fayre to see where the biggest carbon impacts are.In addition to Meat Free Mondays, there is an aim for a further 20%reduction in Meat and Dairy in Manchester Primary Schools.
Sustainable FoodFeedingManchester - a series of events looking at practical andstrategic ways to increase access to sustainable food in GreaterManchester and a website for all those that love food and want toeat sustainably.Forgotten Fields - a collection of projects across GreaterManchester looking at the regions food heritage.Greater Manchester Land Army - a pilot project to explore ways toestablish an army of volunteers to support local organic growersand farmers.Manchester Veg People - a new collective of local organic farmers& growers supplying Greater Manchester.