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Exploring Energy Resources

If we have a better understanding about the energy challenges we face, we can better implement effective solutions.

In our recent blog on energy efficiency, we discussed the importance of understanding energy and what we can do to improve efficiency. Within this page, you will find a series of events on energy linked to this campaign, a selection of useful online resources including webinars and guides and an explanation to some of the energy lingo you’ll come across on this journey.



Check out these local events focused on energy and reaching net zero carbon. Events are a great way to network with like-minded people, extend your own knowledge and share all the great things your business is doing to support in this area. Whether or not you are able to attend one of the events above, you can find a wealth of information below to continue on your energy journey.

Balanced City

Equans Toolbox Talk

This FREE online session will cover the benefits of energy efficiency environmentally and commercially, while also reviewing the current ISO 50001 certification MediaCity has operated for nearly 10 years.

When: Monday 13th November
Time: 12:30pm (30 mins)
Where: Online (MS Teams)

Register for this free event

Events 2

Net Zero Carbon Essentials

3hr CPD training session by Planet Mark.

This FREE training course will uncover the fundamentals of net zero carbon and encourages the participant to explore how the climate crisis relates to their organisation and how they can reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions within their business.

When: Thursday 30th November
Time: 9:30am and 12:30pm
Where: Virtual training delivered via Zoom

Click here to register

We have up to 50 places going free of charge!

Misc 3

North West Net Zero Youth Conference 2023 – 25th November 2023

University of Salford are hosting a FREE event for like-minded young people to debate how we can help push the North West to achieve net zero by 2030. Youth-led discussions and interactive workshops will share ideas on:

  • Energy
  • Green Jobs and Economy
  • Transport
  • Green Spaces

Register here


Want to connect with other businesses and learn more about reducing energy consumption? There are lots of wonderful webinars exploring energy and energy-related topics to help us all take practical steps to reducing energy within our businesses.
Saving Energy in the Workplace and Home

In response to the current energy crisis, as well as the climate emergency we’re facing, we are offering a one-hour session for those who wish to learn how to save energy in the workplace and at home. This session will also cover methods to inspire colleagues in energy efficiency, thereby empowering attendees with their new knowledge.


Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC)

The GMCC is an online platform with a host of news, events and resources available and specific to the Greater Manchester area. The events focus on a wide range of business topics from networking opportunities to educational webinars. By becoming a member, you have access to business support and services to help your business progress.

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Bee Net Zero Skills for Growth webinar series – The Growth Company

The Growth Company hosted a series of webinars aimed at businesses in Greater Manchester to help them prepare for the financial challenges and economic uncertainty during the current energy crisis. The series of webinars are available for free and cover a range of topics from energy efficiency, to understanding the energy market to energy alternatives.  Watch the webinars online now!

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With any topic, there is always a lot of terms and acronyms to understand; so, we have provided some of the words you’ll hear us talk about during this campaign to help with your understanding of energy and carbon actions MediaCity is involved in.
Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of an activity by an individual, product or business. Why not try and work out your personal carbon emissions by using the WWF Carbon Footprint calculator.

WWF Calculator

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

An EPC is a legally valid document that tells you how energy efficient a building is and gives it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). EPCs are valid for 10 years from the date of issue. Want to know more about EPC ratings? Check out the link below.

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ISO 50001 Energy Management System

ISO 50001 is the international standard for managing energy and helps businesses to actively improve their energy efficiency through identifying and implementing energy saving ideas.

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LED Lighting

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are one of the most efficient sources of lighting; using up to 60% less energy and lasting 2 or even 3 times longer than fluorescent lighting.

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Net Zero

Net Zero is a target where all emissions are reduced to zero, or as close to zero as possible, with any remaining carbon removed from the atmosphere through nature-based solutions.

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Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. These helpful guides provide insight into how businesses can identify energy opportunities and implement simple yet effective energy saving steps in the office. Check out the guides below to expand your knowledge on energy efficiency.
A guide to energy efficiency in the workplace – Energy Saving Trust

Energy Savings Trust have developed this useful guide on ways to reduce energy efficiency in the workplace. As an occupier, you could share this with your team and discuss which measures can be implemented within the workplace.

Read the guide

Our top ways to save energy at home – Planet Mark

As we look towards the colder months ahead, businesses and individuals are increasingly concerned about energy use despite some government support. Here, Planet Mark – an organisation dedicated to supporting businesses to radically reduce carbon emissions, share their top tips for saving energy at home.

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Bitesize Learning from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)

Learn in your own time with the UKGBC six-part study series. The UKGBC provide a wealth of information and digestible guide based on industry knowledge free for you to access any time.

Read the guides

Maximising energy savings in an office environment – The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust offer advice on how businesses can implement energy efficient measures throughout their office environment, to identify opportunities and maximise energy savings. The guides also include a checklist to help implement the different energy saving measures throughout the office.

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Office equipment guide