Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Delivering Greater Manchester's transition to a low-carbon economy

Q&A: Professor Hisham Elkadi, GM Low Carbon Hub Board

As part of a new series, we’ll be interviewing members of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board to find out more about their priorities for the hub, and their ambitions for a more sustainable Greater Manchester.

We recently sat down with board member Professor Hisham Elkadi, Dean of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford.

Solarplicity installation

Solar power deal will lower social tenants' energy bills

Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme.

Tree inside lightbulb

Multi-million pound fund to make Greater Manchester a greener city-region

Mayor Andy Burnham has unveiled a £21m European Regional Development fund as part of plans to make Greater Manchester a world-leading green city-region.

Oldham study shows warm homes lead to better health and NHS savings

The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University has recently released a review of the benefits to health and wellbeing from the Warm Homes Oldham scheme.

Case study: Energy management – MediaCityUK

Derek Elliott, Head of Technical Services at MediaCityUK, explains how MediaCityUK has developed its own bespoke energy management programme in order to reduce carbon emissions and improve the sustainability of its buildings.

Oxford Rd Heat Network commences

Crossing the Corridor

Work is almost complete to install resilient, long-lasting and sustainable infrastructure across the Oxford Road Corridor in Manchester City Centre. Manchester Metropolitan University commissioned Vital Energi provide a variety of infrastructure connections across Oxford Road between the east and west sides of the University’s Manchester Campus, including district heating piping.

Low cost energy efficiency

Low cost energy efficiency paying off in Greater Manchester

Since 2014, the Business Growth Hub has helped companies in Greater Manchester to save nearly £300,000 per annum through simple low or no cost energy efficiency measures.

GM Community Energy Stakeholder Group

Calling all Community Energy Projects in Greater Manchester…

Greater Manchester are proud to announce its participation in a 4 ½ year European funded  project that spans seven partner regions which will help to give a boost to the community energy sector. 

Householder with air source heat pump

New technology home heating trails proving a success in GM

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is working with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) on one of the most significant heat pump trials in the UK for domestic homes. 

Dawson Precision Components

£40,000 savings in pipeline for Oldham manufacturer

Using technical surveys delivered by the Business Growth Hub, Dawson Precision Components has identified a range of simple, low cost ways to reduce its energy consumption.

 

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