Peel is committed to sustainable development and sustainable economic growth. A commitment to contribute to the Government's renewable energy targets, an emphasis on a low-carbon economy and the need to continually innovate shapes much of our work.
Through annual audits and continually developing opportunity databases we seek, in conjunction with our occupiers, to reduce consumptions and costs. Through our tenant workshops we are able to provide access to our Carbon Desktop software system to track and monitor carbon use and implementation of initiatives on a floor-by-floor basis.
The Peel Group operating companies play a significant role in the vision for a low-carbon economy in the UK through their long-term vision and plans, including:
Peel Waters - funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, the Setting the Scene for Growth (SSFG) initiative in the Wirral Waters development, has attracted £1.4million over the next 3 years for tree planting, as part of a green infrastructure project to attract activity and future investment.
Peel Energy - continuing to look for renewable energy opportunities via wind farm development, biomass opportunities and projects of national significance in both tidal and hydro power technologies.
Peel Environmental - leading Peel's investment in waste management and the development of Energy from Waste (EfW), including the exciting plans for the UK's largest resource recovery park, Ince Park in Cheshire.
Peel Ports - playing a unique role in the future of a low-carbon UK economy through the potential of the multi-modal transport hub provided by Liverpool2.
MediaCityUK - is a leading example of low-carbon growth and development, using a tri-generation power plant, a system that is 80% efficient compared to conventional power stations which are only 36% efficient and also by supporting the creation of a green travel infrastructure.
Gloucester Quays - is performing exceptionally well on its environmental performance, showing energy savings in excess of 20% in 2012 despite increasing footfall at the shopping centre.
Lowry Outlet - won a Green Apple Award for its excellent approach to managing lighting at the centre. A change from 180w to 42w bulbs in over 400 light fittings and lower wattage bulbs being fitted into the 362 light fittings in the mall's ground floor car park, have resulted in a huge electricity saving and a reduction of 356,957kgs of CO2 emissions per annum.