Business Climate Challenge

The CCCA is partnering with the Greater London Authority to deliver the 2022 Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC). The BCC is a voluntary energy efficiency programme developed to support businesses in reducing their energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions. Participating businesses receive free customised technical advice to help make their workplaces more energy efficient.

This is a unique opportunity for organisations to start to future-proof their businesses against the cost-of-doing business crisis, rising energy prices and help London become net zero by 2030.

Findings from the pilot indicate that in the first 9 months of the programme BCC participants reduced their energy consumption on average by 16%, surpassing their target, and saving £ 8300 in energy costs.

How does it work?

CCCA is working with Camden Town Unlimited/Euston Town Green Loop, Hatton Garden Business Improvement District, Central District Alliance and the Knowledge Quarter to recruit 50 Camden businesses onto the programme.

Participants will aim to reduce their energy consumption by 10% in the programme year and to help them try and achieve this they will receive a package of bespoke technical support worth £6,000 from Turner and Townsend, WSP and IO-Gen. The package includes:

  • Workplace audit and Display Energy Certificate (DEC)
  • Recommendation report with energy efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption
  • A roadmap to net zero
  • Individual one-to-one support and group training sessions.

Participating businesses that take action will be promoted throughout the Challenge and those who reach the 10% target will be recognised in a Mayoral event at the end of the programme.

Applications are now open

Please read the supporting documents prior to submitting an application:

Watch the recording from our August launch event here

Access the presentation slides here

Businesses will be recruited on a first come first serve basis with all recruitment completed by November 2022. We encourage an early application to avoid any disappointment. Businesses are not required to be a CCCA member to submit an application.

London’s businesses have a key role to play the fight against climate change and collaborations like the Business Climate Challenge are going to be crucial way for the public and private sector to work together.

Business membership organisations have enormous potential to lead the city’s businesses in their efforts to become net-zero. I am excited to be partnering with nine membership organisations to support their businesses to reduce their energy use, costs and carbon emissions.

Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues