Mitsubishi Electric’s sixth annual Partner Conference saw ex-England right-back Gary Neville speak on behalf of his new ‘Sustainability in Sport’ campaign.
It seeks to increase awareness of the need for energy efficiency and sustainability in the community. Mitsubishi Electric has been partnering Sustainability in Sport by providing Photovoltaic panels that will initially be used to help reduce power consumption and generate income for community sports groups in and around Manchester area.
Mr Neville told delegates of his decision to reassess his lifestyle and focus on reducing energy, and gave details about the plans for his new zero carbon home, which has just received planning permission after a 17-month delay. The earth sheltered home will be built near Bolton on the edge of the West Pennine Moors and will become only the 17th certified zero carbon home in the UK.
Mr Neville “I wanted to make a five-year transition to become someone who makes a far lower environmental impact in their life.”
The Mitsubishi Electric conference was held at Old Trafford and after a day of presentations and discussions on the company’s market-leading approach and product line up, the delegates enjoyed Gary Neville’s testimonial match against Juventus, which also saw David Beckham back in his Number 7 United shirt.
“Gary Neville’s appearance and his sustainable message perfectly matched our own agenda, which is to reduce the energy needed to keep building occupants comfortable,” explained Commercial Director Donald Daw.