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UKGBC

Green Supplier Event to Inspire Greater Manchester

With green infrastructure on the rise across Greater Manchester, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is holding a special event for green suppliers across the region.

Salford Community Initiatives To Tackle Fuel Poverty

With effects on health, education and employability, fuel poverty affects a growing number of people with a staggering 15% of households in the Broughton area of Salford classified as fuel poor [1]. Rebecca Long Bailey MP said:

‘‘One in ten households live in fuel poverty. An issue caused by rip-off prices, a broken energy system and a government that doesn’t want or care to make the real changes to our energy sector that will help customers.”

Local Area Energy Planning: Supporting clean growth and low carbon transition

In a project delivered for the Energy Technologies Institute, Energy Systems Catapult has designed a planning framework to help local government, energy networks and other key local stakeholders prepare for a low carbon future in a cost-efficient and strategic way.

Prestigious award win for GM Smart Communities (NEDO)

A joint project between GMCA and Japan’s New Energy Development Organisation (NEDO) has won the national CIBSE Award for best collaborative project.

Greater Manchester Home Energy Conservation Act Report 2017-2019

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has this week published its Home Energy Conservation Act report for 2017-2019.

Your questions answered: What is the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework?

An in-depth explanation of exactly what the Spatial Framework is, how some of the info was compiled and why Greater Manchester needs it.

Making good use of brownfield sites across Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the need for additional housing across Greater Manchester and explores our options for sustainable development.

EON Boiler Man

Help to freeze out cold homes this winter

Greater Manchester’s leaders want to help freeze out cold homes this winter. 

New homes for a growing Greater Manchester

Deborah McLaughlin explores how Greater Manchester can grow its housing offer sustainably in the face of some considerable challenges.

Greater Manchester needs adaptable homes – and we’ve got just the thing

We need a diverse and flexible range of housing to meet future demands. Here, Tom Bloxham oulines one innovative solution already in place.

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