Resource efficiency

Our award-winning resource efficiency support has something for everyone. It helps you do more with less by reducing the use of energy, materials and water in your day-to-day operations.

Our award-winning resource efficiency support has something for everyone. It helps you do more with less by reducing the use of energy, materials and water in your day-to-day operations.

How can we help? We offer expert advice on transforming products and packaging through eco-design, increasing energy efficiency in day-to-day operations and making the most of renewable energy.

What is it? Our support is all about doing more with less: boosting productivity and increasing profitability by designing out the use of energy, materials and water; reducing carbon emissions in the process.

Why is it important? Better resource efficiency means a healthier balance sheet. UK government says businesses could save around £56 billion by taking action*, and with climate change having a profound impact on markets and resource security, the issue is becoming vital for business survival.

 

Depending on your size, sector and potential for savings, we can offer you a bespoke package of hands-on or hands-off support.

Our hands-on support includes free access to the ENWORKS Resource Efficiency Toolkit, an award-winning software package that enables you to prioritise, track and report your resource efficiency progress.

We have provided intensive support to over 5,000 businesses.

“The Hub has been an invaluable resource to us. They have provided new ideas and practical advice on ways that we could save both energy and money”

Jo Lynch, Thos Storey, Openshaw

Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.

£373.5 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance

1,529,109

Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon more than 7,668 times

33,630,937

Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 12,952 Blackpool Towers

17,179,300

Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill 6,857 Olympic sized swimming pools

8,314

Jobs created or safeguarded

£371 million

Sales increased or safeguarded

1,335,940

Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 7,013 Blue Whales

13,594

Businesses assisted, including over 5,500 with intensive support