News & Blogs

Help us grow the alliance in 2018

News – Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
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As 2017 draws to a close we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication and hard work throughout the year.

Thanks to you the Camden Climate Change Alliance continues to deliver significant benefits to the environment and organisations in Camden. Last year saw over 60...



COP 2017 – implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Blog – Friday, November 10th, 2017
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The 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) is taking place in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November.

The UN Climate Change Conference is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerate the transformation to sustainable, resilient and...



Save energy and money with the new Camden Climate Fund

News – Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Camden Council is excited to announce a new fund to help improve your triple bottom line by cutting carbon emissions and lowering your fuel bills.

The Camden Climate Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 towards the installation cost of renewable technologies and/or energy efficiency...



Royal recognition for Troup Bywaters + Anders that puts employee development first

Also in the news, Uncategorized – Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Troup Bywaters + Anders (TB+A), a CCCA member, has been commended for their commitment to training and skills excellence by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London earlier this week.
The award recognises organisations for creating lasting impact by...



Premium members case study: The Wesley Hotel

Case study – Monday, October 30th, 2017
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The Wesley is recognised as the First Ethical Hotel in the UK and is located near Euston. It has become established as one of central London’s fastest emerging independent hospitality and accommodation brands, since its rebranding in May 2013. Building on a rich Methodist heritage dating back...



Welcome to the CCCA Advisory Board

Also in the news – Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The CCCA would like to welcome two new Advisory Board members to our team:
Charlotte May, Sustainability Manager, Kings Cross Estate Services and Peter Anderson, Managing Partner, Troup Bywaters + Anders

Charlotte has extensive UK and overseas experience in sustainability issues, particularly...



Deliveries & Air Quality Workshop, 22 November

News – Monday, October 16th, 2017
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London’s largest public-private partnership, Cross River Partnership (CRP), is supporting London businesses to take practical, proven steps to make deliveries to their sites more efficient. Recommended actions save time and money while reducing traffic congestion and improving local air...



Understand how MEES might affect your business

News – Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) was introduced in March 2015 with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of buildings in the domestic and non-domestic private rented sector in England and Wales.

From 1 April 2018, landlords of buildings within the scope of the MEES Regulations...



2017 GHG reporting conversion factors released

News, Uncategorized – Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Last month BEIS released carbon conversion factors for 2017, read on the main changes and how to use these in reporting.
The 2017 Government Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors for Company Reporting are the current official set of UK government emissions factors. They are valid from the end of...



Stephen Tindale

Also in the news – Friday, September 15th, 2017
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The Alliance team are sad to hear about the passing of Board member Stephen Tindale this Summer. Stephen was passionate about sustainability issues throughout his career and was particularly involved in the CCCA board in its early days. You can read more about his career here



Report your energy data – Join those ahead

News – Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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CCCA’s energy data reporting cycle is now open. By reporting your data, you will be contributing to this year’s CCCA annual report, where we collectively disclose members’ carbon emissions and reductions. This makes the alliance, and its members, accountable and more importantly, it...



Join the CCCA Advisory Board

Also in the news – Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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CCCA is seeking individuals with a passion for business and sustainability to join our Advisory Board. CCCA is a not-for-profit membership network set up by the London Borough of Camden. We bring together businesses, public and third sector organisations across the borough, and support them to...



Event Report: Sustainable Transport – trends and benefits

News – Monday, July 24th, 2017
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The CCCA just hosted a Sustainable Transport workshop looking at travel trends in organisations and how to harness benefits.

Transport choice has an impact across all pillars of sustainability and is key to businesses at a local and international scale. The event saw discussions on how...



Display Energy Certificate – Do I need one?

News – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Does your building have a total useful floor area greater than 250m2?
Is your building visited frequently by the public?

If your answer is yes, you may be required by law to have a DEC for your building. Failure to do so will lead to a £500 fine.

Typical buildings requiring a DEC...



Premium members case study: Optimum

Case study – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Optimum is a building services management company offering a range of mechanical and electrical building services. Joining the CCCA as a premium member in April 2016, Optimum has benefited from the advice, pro-active support and resources offered including a sustainability pathway and...



Undertaking Display Energy Certificate assessments efficiently – tips from a DEC assessor

Blog – Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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July 2017 marks two years since buildings requiring a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) included those with a total useful floor area (TUFA) between 250m2 and 999m2. Previously DECs were only required for buildings with a TUFA greater than 1000m2. This is in addition to if the building is being...



Pledge to become ‘Climate Neutral Now’

News – Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Members of the Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) are already showing leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Why not going a step further and become Carbon Neutral by offsetting those emissions that you are finding hard to reduce.

The CCCA has partnered with the United Nations...



The Francis Crick Institute BREEAM Award

Also in the news – Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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The Francis Crick Institute at 1 Midland Road, NW1 has now been awarded the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) ‘Excellent’ rating of 74% for the construction of this sustainable technically complex and advanced biomedical research facilities employing...



Another successful year for the CCCA. Annual Report 2016 now available

Blog – Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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2016 saw an impressive 27% borough wide reduction in commercial and industrial emissions since 2008, and 67% of members who provided the data have seen a reduction in their emissions compared to a year earlier. These reductions are all against a backdrop of increasing population and business...



Camden Business Sustainability Awards 2017

News – Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Winners of Camden Sustainability Business Awards 2017

 

At the recent Camden Business Sustainability Awards Camden Council recognised and celebrated the borough’s businesses who are leading the way to achieving environmental sustainability for the good of the borough and wider community.

The evening brought together Camden’s business and other...



Camden businesses and their growing commitment to sustainability

Blog – Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Spring is a great time to look forward to with renewed enthusiasm.  2017 is already shaping up to be an exciting time for the Camden Climate Change Alliance as the membership continues to grow and the borough’s carbon emissions continue to reduce.

We know that more and more companies are...



Changes to ISO 14001 & ISO 50001

Guest Blog – Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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On Monday 27th February ISEP and CCCA members came together to share their experience of running environmental management systems and to hear from experts on the latest changes to ISO 14001 and the energy management standard ISO 50001.

Lee Playford QHSE Manager at Optimum Group Services kicked...



Camden Business Sustainability Awards 2017

News – Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Applications deadline is now closed. Have you booked your place for the Camden’s sustainability event of the year?

Book Now: Celebrating Sustainable Business in Camden – leading the way. 25 April at The Francis Crick Institute.

Camden Business Sustainability Awards aim to recognise, inspire...



Budget 2017 – What does it bring to our green economy?

Also in the news – Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Environmental highlights in the budget this week included the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support collaborations between business and science. An initial investment in 2017/18 of 270 million will include research into batteries for electric vehicles. Packaging recycling targets will...



CSR Opportunity – showcasing careers to students 23rd march

Also in the news – Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Haverstock School based in NW3 are showcasing a range of different careers to their year 7 and year 8 students on Thursday, 23rd March and need your help! The event will be in the style of a speed networking session.

They are looking for business volunteers from a variety of industries and roles...



Solar PV installations and planning requirements for non-domestic buildings

Blog – Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Camden has the ambitious target of 80% reduction in borough-wide carbon emissions by 2050. Non-domestic buildings in Camden account for 65% of the total borough territorial emissions [reference: Green Action for Change, Camden’s Environmental Sustainability Plan (2011-2020)]. Most of the...



Event: Celebrating Sustainable Business in Camden – leading the way

Event highlights – Monday, February 20th, 2017
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We are inviting all businesses, public and third sector organisations across the London Borough of Camden to an inspiring evening to celebrate our collective environmental achievements at the prestigious Francis Crick Institute in King Cross.

The event will bring together the Borough’s...



CCCA annual event – Save the date

News – Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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The CCCA 2017 annual event will take place on the evening of Tuesday 25 April at the prestigious Francis Crick Institute in Camden. It will be an opportunity to launch of our annual report, celebrate the achievement of CCCA members and more widely, host the borough sustainability awards.

The...