Manchester Central cutting energy use by 30% a year

Manchester Central has introduced a new energy saving initiative as it looks to take its carbon-cutting agenda to the next level.
Two years of initiatives have seen Manchester Central reduce its energy use by more than 30 per cent a year.
New lighting, mechanical and electrical plant replacements, changing staff behaviours and better waste management are some of the ways the venue says it has achieved its results.
The energy reductions contributed to Manchester Central becoming one of the first major venues in the UK to achieve the international accreditation for sustainability – ISO 20121.
Now a new phase of sustainability measures are being introduced by the venue team, including 160 smart meters to measure electricity, water and gas usage and real time information on where energy is being used across every space.
Director of Facilities at Manchester Central, Russ Forshaw, said: “We have made massive sustainable strides over the last two years at Manchester Central to cut carbon and reduce our energy bills by more than a third. These meters will now allow us to take our sustainability commitments to the next level.”
“Manchester Central, like all major venues, operates a 24/7 service, so we need to monitor energy usage 24/7, too. This will lead to more sustainable events, a more sustainable venue and further significant energy savings.”
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