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09 Oct 2008 03:10:53

Manchester tower blocks go green

Manchester tower blocks go green
Northwards Housing has introduced solar panels to the top of ten multi-storey blocks in north Manchester.

The project is designed to achieve potential annual carbon dioxide emissions savings in excess of 42,000 tonnes.

Around 50 per cent of the scheme's £500,000 costs were drawn from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme with the other half contributed by Northwards from a capital programme.

This move also follows collaboration between Northwards Housing and Manchester City Council's Green City Team, which is devoted to reducing carbon emissions from the city.

Robin Lawler, Northwards chief executive, described this initiative as a "great step forward for Northwards Housing".

"We are committed to the council's objective of becoming Britain's greenest city and this scheme gives us an excellent head start," he added.

The solar panels will now provide electricity for all communal areas around the tower block and any excess power will be sold back to the National Grid.



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