3. What does this cover?
This presentation is an attempt
to capture projects, progress
and partnerships working on
climate change across
Manchester (and Greater
Manchester) in early 2012.
It’s far from comprehensive so
if something’s missing please
email Steve Connor:
5. Manchester: A Certain Future
Our stakeholder climate change
plan 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 independent
Steering Group from public,
private and third-sector.
6. Greater Manchester Climate
Sets out how the shift to a low
carbon economy for GM will
help to establish long-term
sustainable economic growth.
At the same time as achieving a
48% reduction in CO2
emissions by 2020, from 1990
levels (40% from 2005).
The Strategy was approved at
AGMA Executive in July 2011.
7. Carbon Metrics
A requirement of the GM
Climate Change Strategy is
convergence across GM of the
measurement and reporting of
CO2 emissions by local
authorities and other
organisations, to enable
tracking of our CO2 ‘account’.
A range of tools has been
developed as part of the
national Local Carbon
9. Low Carbon Economic Area
Greater Manchester was designated a Low Carbon Economic
Area (LCEA) for the Built Environment in 2009 - a status we’re
Its delivery plan will form part of the Climate Change Strategy
Implementation Plan for 2012-15, covering the ‘Buildings’ and
some of the ‘Energy’ actions over this period.
The Implementation Plan will also cover the Strategy’s three other
themes: Transport; Green and Blue Infrastructure, and;
Sustainable Consumption & Production.
10. Manchester City Council:
A Certain Future Delivery Plan
10-year delivery plan sets out what the Council will do over the
period 2010-20 to contribute to the delivery of Manchester: A
Certain Future (MACF).
The Delivery Plan commits the Council to reducing its operational
emissions by 41% by 2020 from 2009/10 levels, and aims to
provide leadership and example in the process of Manchester’s
transformation 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.
11. Manchester City Council MACF
Delivery Plan 2010-20
First Street – Manchester’s
most energy efficient building
Last year the Council achieved
a 6% carbon reduction from
operational buildings from
behaviour change, asset
rationalisation and turning down
12. Manchester City Council MACF
Delivery 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
And coming soon in 2012, the
change adaptation ‘blueprint’
forged by the University of
Manchester’s EcoCities team.
EcoCities will include future
analysis, building-scale analysis
and supporting work from Arup,
New Economy and Envirolink.
15. Green & Digital strategy
“Digital tools can dramatically improve the exchange of information
and improve the quality of services..where citizens collaborating
with government work together for better outcomes.”
Steven Goldsmith, Deputy mayor, New York City
Green Digital city
“By unlocking information, ideas and energies, smart city
applications and services create more sustainable modes of living
Information Marketplaces: The New Economics of Cities
16. Green Digital Charter
The Green Digital Charter
supports cities to:
• Use ICT to be more
• ‘Green’ their use of ICT.
Manchester was first to sign
the Charter, now 23 cities
across Europe have signed
17. Green Digital Charter
EU project funded by EEC to develop implementation process for
the Green Digital Charter.
Manchester is one of five Reference Cities funded by project (led
by MDDA). Other cities are Bologna, Eindhoven, Linkoping and
19. Low-Carbon Housing Retrofit
Greater Manchester housing
retrofit programme aims to
improve the energy efficiency of
the housing stock and educate
residents on how they can
reduce their energy
consumption to save carbon
and reduce their fuel bills.
20. Domestic Retrofit
A Greater Manchester Low Carbon Housing Retrofit Strategy is
being finalised that sets out GM’s ambition to deliver 48%
reduction in carbon emissions from the housing sector by 2020: 7
years ahead of the national target. The final version will be
launched in April 2012.
Solar PV programme still being explored in the wake of a major
review of Feed in Tariffs - originally 7,000 roofs were a target for
end of March 2012.
22. Get Me Toasty Campaign
Greater Manchester-wide Toasty campaign has been running since
January 2011 installing loft and cavity insulation measures for free
to Manchester households to reduce their energy bills and carbon
To date 13,000 requests for surveys have been received from
across Greater Manchester.
In Manchester 1,267 installations have been carried out this
financial year either under the former Warm Homes scheme or the
new Toasty scheme.
24. Carbon Co-op
A member-owned and run organisation that enables its members to
work together to reduce household energy emissions.
Members collectively reduce their carbon emissions, save money
on 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 their
home’s energy performance with the aim of reducing bills and
emissions by up to 80%.
A detailed architectural survey carried out by our award winning
retrofit consultants URBED to clearly outline specific packages of
26. Green Deal
The Green Deal is a government initiative to be launched next year
to assist householders and businesses to install energy efficiency
measures in their homes through reassurances that the cost of the
measures will be covered by savings on their energy bills.
An options appraisal is being carried out looking at the potential
roles of the public sector/AGMA in delivering a GM Green Deal.
27. St. Brigid’s School
St Brigid’s School - made of a
reclaimed shipping container
and defective road planks.
The carbon impact of this
building is close to zero
32. Behaviour Change
A study into integrating behavioural change into low carbon
housing retrofit ‘The Missing Quarter’ has led to energy awareness
training being delivered to Housing Providers so they can provide
assistance to their tenants;
In Manchester initial carbon literacy training has been provided to
staff from Willow Park, Eastlands, Great Places and Northwards
Funding generated from this training will be utilised to widen the
audience to community and other interest groups and will make
strong links with the Manchester Carbon Literacy Project.
33. Carbon Literacy
The Manchester Carbon Literacy Project follows a commitment
made in Manchester – A Certain Future to provide access to a
days-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 being
funded through the Council’s ‘Low Carbon Reserve’.
Northwards Housing are offering NVQ Level 3 training in Energy
Efficiency. Can be rolled out to other housing providers and Local
34. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
36. Green Wave
The year is 2080 and the World is a different place. We've gone
back to the old ways, thanks to John Tyler, a local meter reader on
a mission to save us all.
'GreenWave' is the product of a four month CO2 awareness
program, devised and implemented by REELmcr, with members of
the Higher Blackley and Charlestown Communities of North
The film shows real people coming together to make a massive
difference to their Communities and eventually the World.
39. Energy Infrastructure
The energy infrastructure strand of the LCEA is currently being
developed, with programmes being structured into heat networks,
hydro and large-scale wind turbines.
The heat network programme is currently made up of eleven
projects and is being led by Manchester City Council.
The heat network programme will first deliver Oldham’s St Mary’s
project as phase 1, followed by Manchester’s proposed Town Hall
heat network scheme in Phase 2.
Work is currently underway to secure resources for the
development of both projects.
40. Executive 16 February 2011
APPENDIX A – Maps of Town Hall and Corridor Clusters
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
with stakeholders. Network routes are only indicative at this stage.
Town Hall Cluster:
Other heat network schemes in Manchester that are currently in
Manchester City Council
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:
41. Fuelling Manchester
For all those involved in
community renewable projects
(water turbines; bio-mass and
woodland management; waste-
Projects who have been invited
include: Greater Manchester
Tree Station; Torrs Hydro;
Energy Savings Trust; Fairfield
Carbon Coop; URBED; Co-
42. Carbon Co-op have successfully design and installed a
12kw solar panel array for Unicorn Grocery, a wholefood
co-operative in Chorlton, South Manchester.
44. The ‘Living Laboratory’
Corridor Manchester is helping to co-ordinate the work of the Low
Carbon Economy Area’s Low Carbon Laboratory.
One example is the Manchester Digital Development Agency’s
work to deliver the Loadanet project within the Corridor area as a
The purpose of the project is threefold; to install a wireless sensor
network using cheap equipment, to collect environmental data
using low cost fixed and mobile sensors and to provide open
access to the data. Sensors include: humidity, temperature, noise,
dust, CO, CO2 and NO2.
46. Sustainable Transport
A major ongoing extension of the Metrolink is also underway and
has recently delivered new trams, new lines to Chorlton and Media
City, and a new depot to serve the future network.
Work is currently underway to further expand the system within
Manchester to Didsbury, Wythenshawe and East Manchester, and
will also include the ambitious second city crossing.
These extensions and works planned for Oldham, Rochdale and
Tameside will help to improve transport links within the city and
beyond to neighbouring districts.
47. Commuter cycling project from
TfGM featuring seven cycle
centres, 1000+ new cycle
parking spaces plus a major
48. On your bike
Cycling is being increased through adult and child cycle training,
and three city-centre cycle centres are being implemented following
a successful bid to government led by Transport for Greater
A further bid has been developed (led by TfGM) to the Local
Sustainable Transport Fund which if successful this will bring better
personalised journey planning, transport services for jobseekers,
demand-responsive transport (e.g. ring and ride), and cycle
50. 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
- 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
51. 300 charging posts and a
series of ‘Pod Centres’ to
be installed as part of a
new electric vehicle
infrastructure as part of
Plugged in Places
52. 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
53. Love Your Bike
- Left: Bike tag
- Right: Bike Friday
riders dress in red
to mark the 50th
anniversary of the
55. Green infrastructure
Used to describe parks, river
valleys, green roofs,
woodlands, gardens and wider
GI is critical to our future given
its ability to deliver a number of
benefits, including adaptation
to future climate change,
improvements to air quality,
space for leisure and has been
proven to increase patients’
rates of recovery from illness.
56. Red Rose Forest -
urban tree cover
and helping us
adapt to climate
Red Rose Forest
57. Green infrastructure
A Manchester Green Infrastructure Plan being put in place in 2012
will draw together a number of existing initiatives such as:
A £500,000 project in at Nutsford Vale with Red Rose Forest to
transform a previously underused former landfill site.
In the City Centre a project between the City Council, CityCo and
British Waterways has delivered habitat improvements along the
At St John’s Gardens in the city centre a gold award-winning
garden from this year’s Tatton Flower Show has been transplanted
to provide an urban orchard and new areas for the city centre’s
A unique project led by Red Rose Forest that aims to demonstrate
the 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 Manchester
City Centre into a ‘Living Laboratory'. The project will help
understanding around how greenery can impact on climatic
conditions such as temperature, flash flooding and air quality.
i-trees is a working partnership between The University of
Manchester, Red Rose Forest, Manchester City Council, the
Manchester Metropolitan University and members of the Corridor
59. Sow Sew
The Sow Sew project has
used a brownfield site in
Manchester to grow flax and
create an organic local
In 2012 Sow Sew is looking for
more more 'Meanwhile' plots of
land around Manchester to
make more use of redundant
space, while making
61. Textbook Studio
A practical guide to foraging in
your local area, including
images, descriptions, warnings
and recipes for edible wild
Produced by Textbook Studio
Funded by Ideas Tap.
63. Manchester City Council
Annual Carbon Reduction Plans with short-term targets ensure the
authority 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 Carbon
Reduction Plan for this period.
As part of the major retrofit programme energy audits are currently
being undertaken to investigate how best to retrofit the Council’s
Manchester City Council placed in the top 5% of organisations the
country who have taken early action to monitor and reduce their
The Carbon Trust’s Collaborative Low Carbon Schools service is
being piloted in nine schools by Manchester City Council,
investigating ways schools can reduce energy consumption.
The results from this pilot and previous school programmes will
guide future delivery plans which will look to reduce the whole
school’s estate energy consumption.
Eco-Schools programme continues to engage schools in
environmental projects, with continual progress up to the
prestigious Green Flag award.
80 delegates from 28 schools attended this year’s annual Eco-
Schools Conference, which was focused on climate change and
66. Third sector community work
Working with third sector organisations has enabled the City
Council to deliver broader social and economic objectives as well
as levering in match-funding which would otherwise have been
inaccessible to the City Council directly. There are 6 third sector
partners and projects include:
Low Carbon Community Grants – including training groups on
managing projects and developing funding bids
Climate Change Champions Programme in Schools
Development of an Eco Hub and delivery of Future Manchester, a
series of climate change events from 25th November to 2nd
67. Green business
Environmental Business Pledge has been operating within the City
of Manchester’s boundaries for 5 years, engaging with businesses
and organisations of all sizes.
The scheme provides the ability to benchmark and demonstrate
environmental achievements, while providing both environmental
and economic outputs.
68. Green business
The 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
69. Green business
The future for the scheme includes the development of sustainable
consumption and production targets and national formal
The Council is also operating in partnership with other local
authorities in GM in order to provide greater combined
environmental support to businesses.
Established in 2001, ENWORKS provides environmental support
to businesses of all sizes and sectors across the North West.
The service has advised more than 11,670 businesses, including
3,450 in Greater Manchester and hundreds in central Manchester.
ENWORKS helps companies to boost
proﬁtability, productivity and
competitiveness by reducing
exposure to environmental risk and
using energy, water and materials
Across 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 created
Last year, ENWORKS was named ‘NGO of the Year’ at the national
BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. Support is funded by ERDF and BIS.
73. The low carbon and
Includes energy efficiency,
renewable energy, waste and
recycling and associated
services to the environmental
and low carbon energy sector
Among the fasting growing
sector and still achieving
growth rates year on year
Well represented in Greater
74. The sector in Greater
1918 companies operating the sector
Employing 37,000 staff
With a turnover of £5.1bn
GM NW UK
Sales (£) £5.18bn £11.8bn £122.2bn
Companies 1918 5117 51,600
Staff 37,253 93,910 939,600
Source: K-Matrix 2010/11
76. Characteristics of low carbon
sector in Greater Manchester
Strong market drivers particularly from the public sector, energy
performance 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 installers
Diverse companies base with wide range of company type and size
from market leaders to start up companies.
77. Sector highlights
Siemens offshore wind centre of competence based in Manchester
Peel Energy, Nordex, EnerG, PB Power, Viridor, Hyde Group,
JDWS, BIFFA, Saica
Active professional sector; Arup, SKM Enviros, DWF, Co-operative
Manufacturing and service companies
78. Case study: MLS Fabrications
Intelligent kitchen Ventilation
New system developed to
higher energy efficiency
standards and to meet building
Technology currently being
demonstrated on Trafford Park
Suitable for commercial
kitchens such as schools and
79. Case study: Air Energy
Compressed air consultancy
Can save companies energy
and money through monitoring
and improving compressed air
80. Case study: Granada Material
Recently identified the offshore
wind industry as an opportunity
Undertook market research
and product development
Now UK’s leading transition
piece crane supplier
Over 200 Cranes supplied to
81. Case study: Hyde Group
Experience in aerospace
Transferring skills and
approach to the offshore wind
Single vendor code solution
Will give a voice to local
Securing UK design and
82. Case study: MHA Lighting
Atherton based company – established a subsidiary MHS Lighting
to develop LED lighting products
New company created 21 jobs
Manufacturers and installs a range of energy efficient lighting using
solid state lighting technology
The technology is being manufactured under licence from
Luminanz and Bolton based company.
83. Case study: Hughes Brothers
identified opportunity to expand
business into renewable
Trained to become MCS
The business can now offer
installation of solar hot water
heating and PV panels
84. Case study: Jacob Eco Energy
Manchester based SME
Originally a construction
company, Jacob Construction
diversified into solar PV
Gained MCS accreditation
Created a new company Jacob
86. Midland Hotel - Engaging staff,
guests and suppliers on
10%+ year on year energy saving
through new equipment.
Green roof full of herbs!
Waste Management is to get to
87. University Hospital of South
- Achievements to
- 17 carbon
- 5300 tonnes
- At least £420,000
- Average payback
88. UHSM Carbon Management
- 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
89. Phlorum Embodied CO2 Tool
- Screen grab of Phlorum’s
web-based embodied CO2
- The red bars and numbers on
the graphs show the initial
embodied CO2 from typical
construction materials and
- the green bars and numbers
show what can be achieved
by adopting more
- i.e. almost a 50% reduction in
90. 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
- Headline outcomes:
- reduction in CO2 emissions of almost 50% by changing some materials and elements
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
92. Sustainable Consumption &
A Sustainable Consumption Action Plan has been developed that
will coordinate and report upon the key areas of Sustainable
Consumption & Production for the Council and feed into the annual
Carbon Reduction Plan.
Progress highlights include finalisation of the city’s Sustainable
Food Delivery Plan, dissemination and discussion of a carbon
audit 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 chain
in conjunction with the Manchester Environmental Business
93. Sustainable Food
Food Futures partnership has secured £60k funding from the Low
Carbon Reserve to develop the Growing Manchester Programme,
a Food Baseline Study and a food exemplar project at New
Smithfield Markets, for which FareShare won the delivery tender.
In December alone of 34.7% of the food dropped off, which would
previously have gone straight to composting, was edible. C02e
saved - 9.59 tonnes
A Low Carbon menu and audit has been undertaken by
Manchester 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.
94. Sustainable Food
FeedingManchester - a series of events looking at practical and
strategic ways to increase access to sustainable food in Greater
Manchester and a website for all those that love food and want to
Forgotten Fields - a collection of projects across Greater
Manchester looking at the region's food heritage.
Greater Manchester Land Army - a pilot project to explore ways to
establish an army of volunteers to support local organic growers
Manchester Veg People - a new collective of local organic farmers
& growers supplying Greater Manchester.