News & Blogs

Increase efficiency and reduce costs with the Camden Climate fund

Blog – Friday, July 20th, 2018
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For those responsible for accounts, an outgoing hard to ignore is the business premises energy bill. Demand for heating, lighting and other energy requirements push up costs, reducing profit or budgets that could be better spent elsewhere. High energy demand is also putting pressure on the...



Business opportunities in tackling air quality

Blog – Monday, June 18th, 2018
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This Clean Air Day our CCCA lead spoke to Rajnika Hirani who provides her perspective on tackling the issue of air quality and the great work happening across the borough.

Rajnika is Head of Sustainability and Business at the Francis Crick Institute. Based in Camden ‘The Crick’ are members...



Clean, energy efficient power generation: CHP Systems

Blog – Monday, April 9th, 2018
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As the UK strives to achieve its ambitious carbon emission targets, it becomes imperative to transform the way we generate the electricity to power, heat, or cool our buildings. Conventional electricity supply in the UK is only 30% efficient. The Mayor of London, in support of low carbon...



How a CSR program could benefit your business

Blog – Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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No matter what size your business is, you will find real benefits to having a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Consumers and potential employees are concerned to see that companies they buy from or work for are contributing to their local community and are ‘giving something...



Councillor Harrison talks about air quality in Camden

Blog – Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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One of the top issues facing Camden right now is to improve the quality of the air we breathe.

Camden, like most of London, currently exceeds legal limits for nitrogen dioxide and World Health Organisation limits for particulate matter – the fine dust and particles generated by combustion...



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...



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...



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 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...



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...



­A new and more flexible way of working

Blog – Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Is has almost been a year since the Camden Climate Change Alliance launched its new self-financing model with the aim of continuing  supporting Camden business in their sustainability path.

The CCCA plays a key role in contributing to our borough-wide carbon reduction target (40% by 2020), and...



Waste Breakfast Seminar – Event highlights

Blog – Monday, December 5th, 2016
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On Wednesday 30th November 2016 ISEP and CCCA led a breakfast event about managing and reducing waste for businesses. A number of high profile businesses such as Veolia, Regent’s Place and Bennetts Associates attend the event. The event was held at Alara Wholefoods, the first food manufacturer...



Write a blog for the CCCA website

Blog – Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Blogs are a great way to share views an ideas on subjects relevant to the Alliance. We would like to encourage all our members to use this space for the benefit of all.

You do not need to be a journalist to write a blog. A blog is a short piece, between 200 to 500 hundreds words in length,...



Brexit – Who is driving Environmental Management?

Blog – Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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At the risk of putting more white noise into the ether on the subject of Brexit, the CCCA offers encouragement to those who wonder what drivers are out there to keep your businesses sustainability momentum improving. If you are an environmental enthusiast, a champion in your company, or an...



Message from Cllr Haywood, Leader Camden Council

Blog – Monday, July 4th, 2016
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A message from Cllr Sarah Haywood, Leader Camden Council on ‘One Camden’ and diversity.

“Camden is, and must remain, a place that embraces and celebrates diversity.  We have always welcomed people from different countries and backgrounds and valued the contribution they make.

I ask that in this...



How to switch to 100% renewable power – Act today!

Blog, Guest Blog – Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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Our first guest blog has been written by friend of the CCCA, Paul Gehres, a carbon professional with over 7 years of experience working on climate and sustainability issues for companies. Paul has summed up nicely how to take action on your carbon footprint by simply purchasing renewable energy....



The race to improve the air we breathe

Blog – Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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Written by Chris Havers

Discussions on air pollution are becoming quite prevalent these days. The issue covers climate change, air pollution, respiratory disease and also everyday health and fitness. So for those of us in the environmental sector it is an easy win. We display the need to...



Is the existing energy supply market delivering for us?

Blog – Friday, April 1st, 2016
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Written by Chris Havers

What do we consider when procuring energy?

After the proposed changes on energy efficiency taxes and reporting, (Please see previous blog)  there is greater pressure than ever to not only reduce energy demand by measuring, managing and reducing our energy consumption,...



UK Energy Compliance Changing Tack

Blog – Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Written by Chris Havers

This week saw the awaited Government response to the Energy Efficiency reporting consultation that was announced in the Chancellor’s 2016/17 budget. Here is a summary of the key environmental points for you as it affects large and small businesses in Camden in the coming...



An inspired new beginning. But why?

Blog – Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Thank you for visiting your brand new CCCA website, I hope that you can take time to have a good look around. If we haven’t met before, my name is Chris and my role over the last 10 months has been to implement the business plan for what we can call the CCCA’s Self-Sufficiency Strategy. Our...



COP21 Paris: what happened

Blog – Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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More than 190 nations gathered at the 21stConference of Parties (COP21) in Paris earlier this month to agree global measures to reduce emissions and mitigate dangerous and irreversible climate change which scientists warn would be associated with an increase in temperatures of over 2°C on...



New CCCA website

Blog – Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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Back in April we ran our Annual Members Survey asking for your feedback on the services we offer, including our online resources, tools and guides. Since then we have been working very closely with our Advisory Board to trial and test ideas on how we can improve and add value to our online...