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The energy landscape continues to evolve and with new renewable energy technology and energy updates, it’s difficult to keep up with it all.

MediaCity & Equans

Our friends at Equans are keeping a close eye on these technological advancements to identify those that would be suitable to implement here at MediaCity. The team work continuously to find the best solutions and implement action we may or may not actually see day-to-day that are saving us energy.

MediaCity and Equans have been working together since 2011 to achieve ambitious energy-saving targets and deliver net zero carbon status. Alongside the essential maintenance services provided, the partnership between MediaCity and Equans has helped the estate to achieve significant energy and cost savings, with Equans bringing its technical management and energy expertise to support our sustainability initiatives. Read more about the partnership in the case study below.

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Get to know the team at Equans

Three of the team took some time out of their busy days to explain to us their role, how collaboration is important to energy management and their favourite project in recent times.

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Exploring Energy with Equans

Our campaign partner, Equans, recently held a ‘Toolbox Talk’ for occupiers across MediaCity. During the session, Equans took us through the benefits of energy efficiency both environmentally and commercially, as well as discussing the ISO50001 certification which MediaCity has operated for nearly 10 years. In case you missed it, watch the recording of the session here.

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Exploring Energy Survey

As part of our Exploring Energy campaign in partnership with Equans, we are getting the conversation going around reducing our energy consumption and would love to hear from you. We want to learn about what actions, you, our occupiers are taking to improve their energy efficiency, and whether there are additional things we can support you with to help you achieve these goals.

Please complete the short survey to give us your thoughts, and ideas.

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In this current energy crisis, clean and affordable energy is a hot topic in the headlines. Across the Northwest, businesses, councils and community organisations are coming together to help both people and the planet. From extending research into low carbon alternatives, to promoting carbon and energy literacy to increased support for energy bills, the news is full of useful information and updates.

Check out some of the top stories below!
Greater Manchester’s Local Area Energy Plans

Greater Manchester has been announced as one of the successful projects funded by Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living programme, receiving around £70k to help accelerate the delivery of the city-region’s Local Area Energy Plans (LAEPs).

Read the full story below.

Read the plans here

Manchester Metropolitan University - top tips on saving money on your energy bills

As energy and gas prices continue to rise, many of us are looking for ways we can reduce our consumption to save money – and the planet too!

The Sustainability team at Manchester Metropolitan University have shared ways you can save money on your energy bills.

Read the tips here

Mayor of GM announces a place-based approach to net zero

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, recently advocated a place-based approach to net zero at the Greater Manchester Green Summit

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has called for local flexibility and funding on net zero, alongside a stable and progressive national approach, at today’s Greater Manchester Green Summit.

Read more here

The Greater Manchester Green Summit 2023

Greater Manchester’s Green Summit 2023 was held at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays on Monday 2nd October, hosted by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

It saw delegates meet and network with others determined to drive change and help the city-region meet its ambitious goals for the environment, with panels, workshops networking and exhibition stands showcasing challenges, solutions and opportunities.

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Quayside MediaCity achieves Net Zero Carbon - Operational Energy

Quayside MediaCity, has recently become one of two retail destinations that are the first of their kind to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon – Operational Energy’

Quayside MediaCity  has been added to the growing list of Peel Groups buildings which have achieved net zero carbon status, the highest cluster of which sit within MediaCity, demonstrating the company’s commitment to climate resilience by rolling out net zero carbon initiatives across its estate.

Read more here

The Energy Price Cap: how might it affect your energy bills in January?

In recent years the cost of variable tariff energy deals in England, Wales and Scotland has been controlled by the energy price cap, which is now set every three months.

The cap confirms the maximum price suppliers can charge households per unit of energy on a standard – or default – tariff in normal circumstances. It covers 29 million households.

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Across the Greater Manchester region, there is a huge variety of organisations, charities and community projects that are always looking for volunteers. Why not reach out and see how you, or your business can help out. No matter how small.
Greater Manchester Community Renewables (GMCR)

GMCR is a community benefit society run by volunteers to help increase community-owned renewable energy across Greater Manchester. Get in touch now to see how you can volunteer.

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Groundwork offers individual and employee volunteering opportunities across the Manchester community.

From gardening and tree planting to litter picking, check out Groundwork to see how you can get involved.

Get involved

Corporate Volunteering – Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council can help you plan a corporate volunteer day to help give back to your community.

This can range from conservation work, social value projects and even energy-related days.

Get in touch

Corporate Volunteering – Trafford Ecology Park

At Trafford Ecology Park, there is an array of volunteering opportunities available, both for individuals and businesses.

With a park so close to MediaCityUK, why not get stuck in and help restore and regenerate a staple for the local community.

Sign up here

City of Trees Volunteering

Across our MediaCity team, we’ve been involved with City of Trees for a number of years.

Why not head along to one of their community volunteering events, where you can help out with tree planting, woodland management, orchard creation and more.

View our events