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Gray’s Inn Road Cycling, Walking & Road Safety Proposals

News – Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

 

LB Camden is currently consulting on measures to improve conditions for people cycling and walking along Gray’s Inn Road, and to provide wider road safety and public realm benefits. It is proposed to implement protected cycle tracks in both directions on Gray’s Inn Road, from Harrison Street...



Register for reduced rates for solar panels – closes 22nd October

News – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

 

Solar Together London is a group-buying scheme to help businesses, community organisations and residents to purchase and install solar panels. Set up by the Mayor of London, it brings together groups and uses collective purchasing power to enable high quality solar panels to be procured and...



ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED – Camden and Islington Sustainability Awards 2019

News – Friday, September 20th, 2019

 

For the first time, Camden and Islington sustainability networks are coming together to share and celebrate cross-borough leadership in green best practice.

 It is free to apply for the awards which are open to all organisations based or operating in each borough. Categories include energy...



Camden Cargo Bike Network

News – Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

 

The Camden Cargo Bike Network offers free freight audits, and cargo bike trials to businesses in the borough to help assess your current freight needs and potential move to cargo bikes.

Switching to cargo bikes for your deliveries/freight needs will benefit your business by:

  1. Improving air...


#BinTheButt campaign

News – Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

 

Did you know cigarettes are the most commonly littered item in the UK? 

Not only is this unsightly but they never fully biodegrade due to their plastic content. Cigarette filters also contain thousands of harmful chemicals, including arsenic and lead, which can leak into marine environments...



Business roundtable on the climate crisis

News – Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

 

A cross-sector roundtable was held in June by the CCCA to provide the business member response to the climate crisis and input into the citizens’ assembly.

A number of barriers were identified by the group including the challenge of changing a culture in an organisation, ageing buildings and...



Leading change using the Sustainable Development Goals – Troup Bywaters + Anders

Case studies – Friday, June 28th, 2019

Troup Bywaters + Anders (TB+A) is a high-performing consulting building services engineering partnership that has been ‘bringing buildings to life’ for over 60 years.

Over 200 employees in eight offices nationally deliver exceptional environments across a diverse portfolio from landmark...



Dominion Theatre – On a path to be carbon neutral by 2021

Case studies – Friday, June 28th, 2019

The Dominion Theatre is one of the largest entertainment venues in the West End covering from classics performances to new fringe productions, as well as attractions and exhibitions.

The Dominion Theatre is committed to minimising its impact on the environment. In 2005 they put together their...



Another successful installation with the Camden Climate Fund

Case studies – Friday, June 28th, 2019

In 2017 Robert MacGibbon and Ruth Hawthorn were looking to improve their Victorian home in Kentish Town when they heard about the new Camden Climate Fund. They were successful in applying for £1,500. This covered about a third of the cost of installing 7 solar panels on their south west facing...



Somers Town Energy – Site visit, 04 July

Events – Friday, June 21st, 2019

 

As part of the first ever London Climate Action Week, Camden Council is offering the opportunity to visit Camden’s award-winning Decentralised Energy Network (DEN) operating in Central London. Somers Town Energy supplies heating and hot water to over 500 homes across five estates.

Phase 2 of...



Model My City – Sustainable Development Goals for Camden

News – Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

When: Tuesday 2 July 4.30-6.30pm
Where: University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

Is your organisation leading on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Camden? Would you like to be part of this new SDGs for Camden Leaders...



Businesses and air quality. What can you do?

News – Sunday, June 16th, 2019

There are many things businesses can do to improve local air quality. Here you will find a number of actions you can implement to reduce air pollution related to your business operations, some of them you might already be doing, others you might want to consider going forward.

As an employer, you...



Tackling air pollution – FREE trials

News – Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

 

It is Clean Air Day on 20 June and the CCCA has organised, with the support of Alliance members, a couple of free trials that will help you explore options to reducing air pollution related to your business operations.

Zero deliveries with Pedivan

Pedivan is a local delivery company that uses...



Let others know what are you doing to improve local air quality

News – Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

 

The Camden Climate Change Alliance is calling businesses in the borough to join us on Clean Air Day (20 June). The aim of the day is to raise public awareness of air quality and share what local businesses and organisations are doing to contribute to tackling this urgent issue.

Clean Air Day is...



Breakfast Roundtable on Climate Crisis – What does it mean for Camden businesses?

Events – Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

 

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8.30am-10.30am (site visit 10.30am-11.15am). Camden Council, 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Would you like to input into how Camden should address the climate crisis?

Camden Climate Change Alliance member businesses based or operating in the borough of Camden are...



Changes to business energy bills from April 2019

News – Friday, May 3rd, 2019

 

The Climate Change Levy

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax introduced in 2001 on non-domestic energy users in the UK. It is applicable to the consumption of electricity, gas plus other fuels and is intended to incentivise a reduction in energy use. The CCL is charged only on the energy used...



Let’s shout about sustainability best practice in Camden

News – Thursday, April 25th, 2019

 

The Camden Climate Change Alliance is calling businesses, community organisations and schools in the borough to join us as we raise awareness around good practices that contribute to tackling urgent environmental issues such as air quality and climate change. The aim is to promote and share best...



Annual report – Our achievements in 2018

News – Thursday, April 25th, 2019

 

CCCA members have once again shown their commitment to reducing their carbon emission. In 2018, 89% of Alliance members who reported their energy data, reduced their carbon emissions by an average of 19%. This contributes towards the 40% borough-wide reduction in carbon emissions.

Rajnika...



Join Camden’s first schools sustainability projects Dragons’ Den

News – Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

 

Would you like to support sustainability projects in schools?

We are inviting businesses to join our pioneering dragons’ den-style panel to support sustainability projects in Camden schools on Friday 24 May.

Early April saw the launch of the new sustainability steering group for students of...



Enabling positive connections

News, Uncategorized – Monday, April 15th, 2019

 

Does your business want to connect with community organisations and schools in Camden as part of your CSR activities? Do you want to help others progress on their sustainability objectives?

Our new CSR Match initiative connects willing businesses with community organisations and schools who...



Tottenham Court Road is changing

News – Monday, April 15th, 2019

 

This Easter Tottenham Court Road will be changing to a two-way road as part of Camden’s transformational West End Project. This will mean changes for those who live, work and travel in the area. The new southbound lane will be buses and cyclists only 24 hours a day until the project completes...



Earth Hour 2019: Sat 30 March (8.30pm)

News – Thursday, March 21st, 2019

 

Earth Hour is a global movement to protect the planet. It is the world’s biggest switch off event, with millions of people around the world taking part every year to show they care about the future of the planet. Last year over 10 million people across the UK took part to send a clear message:...



Mayor of London scrappage scheme

News – Thursday, March 21st, 2019

 

The Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help tackle London’s air quality crisis. It will support micro businesses and charities as they prepare for the arrival of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Under the scheme, eligible micro businesses and charities can apply for funds to...



A refreshed website

News – Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

 

We recently made some changes to our website as part of our strategy to increase our reach and improve our online offer. The focus was around improving the site navigation which now includes an ‘all sections’ dropdown menu (located at the right end of the top navigation bar), so you can...



The Sustainers: the green champions of the future

News – Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

 

The Sustainers is a new sustainability steering group for students of year 8 and 9 in Camden. The pioneering project is being delivered in partnership with Transition Towns Camden.

This pupil-led steering group will have two key responsibilities, contribute to the identification of local...



Recognising commitment: our 10th anniversary awards

News – Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Our achievements over the last ten years are those of our members, particularly those who have demonstrated a commitment to reducing their emissions over the years. At our recent 10th anniversary celebration, we awarded 19 CCCA members who have continuously reported their carbon emissions for 6...



Carbon reporting – Report your energy data by 11 January 2019

News – Friday, December 21st, 2018

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 provides...



Funding for energy efficiency & renewables – 9 Jan 2019 (8.30 – 10am)

News – Thursday, December 20th, 2018

 

In collaboration with GLA, we are inviting CCCA members to a breakfast meeting to find out more about the Camden Climate Fund and the London Mayor’s Cleaner Heat Cashback.

The session is particularly relevant for businesses and third sector organisations based in Camden with up to 250...



Standing up to the sustainability challenge

News – Monday, October 22nd, 2018

 

As we celebrate our 10th-anniversary, we are keen to continue adapting and evolving so we can offer the best possible support to our members.

All we need is to hear from you about what you are doing or planning to do around sustainability. This will help us determine how best to tailor our...



Congratulation to the Phoenix Artist Club

News – Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

CCCA member, Phoenix Artist Club, won the National Award as Best Live Entertainment Pub of the Year as part of The John Smith Great British Pub Awards.

The Phoenix Artist Club had recently upgraded their lighting system with the support of the Camden Climate Fund, which was instrumental in their...



Have your say on Camden New Air Quality Strategy

News – Thursday, August 30th, 2018

 

Camden Council is seeking feedback on the development of their new Clean Air Action Plan.

In July, the Council launched a Clean Air Partnership, bringing together residents, local businesses and campaigners for a ‘Design Day’, exploring practical ideas for air quality improvement.

Key...



Increase efficiency and reduce costs with the Camden Climate Fund

News – Friday, July 20th, 2018

For those responsible for accounts, it is hard to ignore the business’s 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 environment...



PREMIUM MEMBERS CASE STUDY: John McAslan and Partners. Realising sustainability objectives.

Case studies – Friday, July 20th, 2018

A capital contribution from the Camden Climate Fund will save John McAslan and Partners an estimated £500 and 2305 kg in carbon emissions a year.

John McAslan and Partners (JMP) is an architectural and design firm based in Euston, with a further small studio in Edinburgh and overseas project...



Phoenix Artist Club – Following a sustainable path

Case studies – Friday, July 20th, 2018

 

By upgrading to more energy efficient lighting, achieved using financial support from the Camden Climate Fund, the Phoenix Artist Club is estimated to reduce their carbon footprint by 23,915 kg of CO2 per year, which will result in yearly savings of just over £10,000

About Phoenix Artist...



Refill London

News – Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Caring for our oceans isn’t easy…except for when it is.

Did you know…

In the UK alone, it is estimated that 800 plastic bottles per minute end up in landfill or as litter. The average Londoner buys 175 single-use plastic bottles every year. Less than half of these get recycled.

Camden Climate...



World Water Week – 26 to 31 of August

News – Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

 

We will be celebrating World Water Week from the 26 to 31 of August. The event provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges around water supply, demand and management.

In a world where demand for water is on the road to outstripping supply, many companies are struggling to find...



Business opportunities in tackling air quality

News – Monday, June 18th, 2018

 

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...



Effective meetings that are good for business and environment

Case studies – Sunday, June 17th, 2018

London Video Conferencing ‘Travel for fun. Not for business’

An IT communications business and CCCA member based in Holborn, London Video Conferencing has specialised for the last 10 years in video conferencing as a service. They are available 24/7 as it is always 9am somewhere. Facilities can be...



PREMIUM MEMBERS CASE STUDY: Electric vans. A win-win sustainable choice

Case studies – Friday, June 15th, 2018

About Colyer

Colyer London’s mission is to provide creative solutions to creative people through carefully and ethically thought out products and services; from comprehensive graphic and office supplies, colour accurate printing devices through to Mac & digital infrastructure support; Colyer...



FREE low carbon trials and more

News – Monday, June 11th, 2018

It is Clean Air Day on 21 June and the CCCA has organised, with the support of Alliance members, a couple of free trials that will help you explore options to reducing air pollution related to your business operations. We have also secured a unique opportunity to visit the Camden Highline and get...



World Environment Day – 5 June. Let’s beat plastic pollution

News – Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

 

World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution.

Join #BeatPlasticPollution game of tag on social media

We would like to encourage everyone in the borough...



Catering for Good event. 24 May, 9:30 – 11:30

News – Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

 

Adaptation and innovation are fundamental for the catering sector to thrive. Environmental improvements to your building, logistics, waste and the food on the plate can save you money and impress your customers.

Catering for Good is your opportunity to hear from pioneer businesses in the...



Premium member case study: Beck Greener

Case studies – Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Beck Greener Case Study

Beck Greener is a Camden-based firm of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, design attorneys and IP litigators.  Its experience and expertise in the fields of patents and trade marks is recognised by the industry.  For example, the firm is amongst the top 30 filers of both British and EU...



Clean, energy efficient power generation: CHP Systems

News – Monday, April 9th, 2018

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...



CCCA Annual Report 2017 released

News – Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Camden Climate Change Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and it’s a time to reflect on the success and achievements made to date but also a time to look to the future to ensure we are as relevant as ever.

The Alliance has a proven track record of encouragement and support to...



Employee action days

News – Thursday, March 8th, 2018

An Employee Action Day is a bespoke and exciting team building activity. It gives corporate groups the opportunity to carry out practical conservation and environmental tasks to improve green spaces in the borough.

The Conservation Volunteers London has over 50 years experience in organising and...



Improving people’s lives through performing arts

News – Thursday, March 8th, 2018

 

Anna Fiorentini, founder of the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School and new member of the CCCA, talks about the work of her charity and the role companies can play, through their CSR initiatives, in supporting its cause.

The Theatre and & Film School is a not for profit organisation with a...



How a CSR program could benefit your business

News – Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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

News – Thursday, February 1st, 2018
open landscape of urban camden

 

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...



Help us grow the alliance in 2018

News – Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

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

News – Friday, November 10th, 2017

 

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

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 improvements,...



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

News – Thursday, November 9th, 2017

 

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 studies – Monday, October 30th, 2017

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 to...



Welcome to the CCCA Advisory Board

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

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

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 – Friday, September 15th, 2017

 

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

News – Friday, September 15th, 2017

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

 

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

News – Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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

 

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 employees...



Display Energy Certificate – Do I need one?

News – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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 studies – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Optimum

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

News – Thursday, July 13th, 2017

 

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

 

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

News – Thursday, June 1st, 2017

 

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

News – Thursday, May 4th, 2017

 

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

 

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

News – Friday, March 31st, 2017
Cllr Apak visiting the Wellcome facilities

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

News – Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

 

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

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?

News – Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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 also...



CSR Opportunity – showcasing careers to students 23rd march

News – Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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

News – Monday, March 6th, 2017

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

Events – Monday, February 20th, 2017

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

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...



Pledge to cut your carbon footprint in 2017

News – Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Pledge to reduce your carbon footprint in 2017 and raise your profile as a sustainable business/organisation.

Climate Change has been much debated in 2016. Science is behind the evidence that our climate is changing due to the way we are using the planet’s resources.  The Paris agreement gives...



­A new and more flexible way of working

News – Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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...



Stand out from the crowd – join our carbon footprint report – deadline 30 Dec.

News – Friday, December 9th, 2016

Reporting your energy data got easier. Don’t miss this opportunity to join hundreds of businesses in the borough showing their commitment to reduce their carbon emissions. By reporting your data you will be contributing to our annual report. Follow the link to see last year’s report.
So if...



Waste Breakfast Seminar – Event highlights

News – Monday, December 5th, 2016

 

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...



CCCA Awards

Events – Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The CCCA business awards is coming this spring. It will be an opportunity to recognise the effort members are making to reduce their carbon footprint while delivering sustainable products and services and tackling climate change.

To apply you will need to be a member of the alliance and have



Write a blog for the CCCA website

News – Thursday, November 24th, 2016

 

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,...



Report your energy data and receive your green credential

News – Thursday, November 24th, 2016

We have simplified the way members can report their carbon emissions data (energy data). We have also updated the criteria of our Marks of Achievement so members who report their data and commit to put actions in place to reduce the energy consumption are automatically awarded the Going Green...



Have your say and help us improve the Alliance

News – Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Let’s make the alliance work for all. Tell us what we are doing well and could do better. It only takes five minutes. We will use your comments to make improvements to the way we deliver our services.

Have your say: CCCA improvement survey 2016. Be in with a chance to win tickets for alliance...



Action on the Paris Agreement is being discussed in Marrakech COP 22 this week

News – Friday, November 11th, 2016

As the world gathers in Morocco for the historic first meeting under the Paris agreement – called “COP22” but now also “CMA1” – it does so with the unprecedented involvement of corporate interests who have fought climate action around the world, funded climate change denial and whose...



MEMBERS SUCCESSES: Troup Bywaters + Anders case study

Case studies, News – Thursday, October 13th, 2016

 

Troup Bywaters + Anders

TB + A are a nationwide building services engineering and design consultancy. Sustainability is embedded within their business and is a key part of their business strategy, they have been CCCA members since 2011. Since joining they have been involved in Alliance events,...



Marks of Achievement Awards Open

News – Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Deadline to apply for the annual Marks of Achievement Awards has been extended until 30 November.

This free certification scheme recognises member’s efforts and successes in making their businesses more sustainable.

Benefits of becoming certified include:

  • Benchmarking: understand your...


Camden’s sustainability initiatives deliver carbon and cost savings

News – Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Camden Open Data Map

The Borough of Camden is reducing carbon emissions and cutting costs demonstrating that an organisation can deliver sustainability projects resulting in efficiencies. With a commitment to reducing Borough-wide carbon emissions by 27% by 2017 and 40% by 2020 Camden is leading by example through its...



Invest in your community: Rhyl School seeks help

News – Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Alliance member Rhyl Primary School in Chalk Farm are on a mission to build an innovative and eco-friendly community teaching kitchen and are looking for support. They hold an Eco Schools Green Flag award and were voted the Greenest School in Camden in July.

The building will be a resource for...



Delivering CSR – Get involved in local opportunities

News – Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. It can provide benefits to the business and employees.

For an organisation it can:

  • Help win new business and...


Re-use scheme savings at UCLH

News – Thursday, August 18th, 2016

This year Alliance Member University College London Hospital (UCLH) have set up a Re-Use scheme for the organisation.

Office and reception chairs, desks, whiteboards, pedestals, bookcases and filing cabinets are among a large stash of second-hand equipment and furniture that is available for...



Member launches fundraising drive for UK’s first community energy project

News – Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Solar Panels

Alliance member SOAS has launched a fundraising drive for the first community energy project in the UK.

Solar SOAS, based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London is the first University community energy project of its kind in the UK. The project aims to get solar panels...



Member Annual Reporting: Submissions Open

News – Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Green Camden Plan 2011-2020

The CCCA are now collating members’ annual energy data for our Annual Report.

All you need to do is complete our Energy reporting pro forma_2015 2016 which tells us your annual electricity, gas, and potentially other fuel consumption (if your organisation owns and runs vehicles).

If you are...



Brief Guide to Display Energy Certificates

News – Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Last month marked the one year anniversary of the Display Energy Certificate (DEC) requirement for buildings of floor size greater than 250m2.  Read on for a brief reminder of what a DEC provides.

CCCA Background Paper_Display Energy Certificates Aug 2016

Legal obligations

The Energy...



The world of carbon footprinting – event highlights

Events – Thursday, July 21st, 2016

The world of carbon footprinting – event report

14 July saw businesses attend our Advanced Carbon Footprinting Workshop kindly hosted by CCCA member the Welcome Trust. Carbon footprinting expert Chris Havers, Principal Carbon Consultant at the Alliance, facilitated the workshop covering the...



UCLH savings with BMS recommissioning

News – Thursday, July 21st, 2016

University of College London Hospitals have been an Alliance member since 2010 and are making savings by changing their Building Management System at their Macmillan Cancer Centre (MCC)  on Huntley Street.

Following MCCs opening in April 2012 there have been changes to its usage and occupancy...



CCCA Member wins Social Responsibility award

News – Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Alliance member Troup Bywaters & Anders have been crowned winners of the Social Responsibility (up to 249 employees) category at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognising high performance in people management.

The Awards, which received over 300 entries...



Brexit – Who is driving Environmental Management?

News – Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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

News – Monday, July 4th, 2016

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...



5th Carbon Budget approved by UK Government

News – Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The UK Government has approved the 5th carbon budget endorsing the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) proposal to limit emissions to 57% lower than 1990 levels between 2028 and 2032 at 1,725MtCO2e.

Under the Climate Change Act 2008 (CC Act) it is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that...



OUR SUCCESSES – client case studies

Case studies – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

From 2008/09 – 2014/15 CCCA have helped Camden businesses save over 27,700 tonnes of carbon equating to over £5 million in savings, and we continue to work together to make reductions. One of most recent client case studies is our Premium Member Sheppard Robson

Case study: Sheppard Robson



CCCA member achieves Carbon Trust certification

News – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

CCCA member University College London Hospitals (UCLH) have scored top marks for successfully reducing its carbon footprint by more than 18 per cent in the past two years: an achievement that means they are first in the healthcare sector league table in the Carbon Trust awards. They were also...



Carbon reporting – 2016 conversion factors released

News – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

This month DECC released carbon conversion factors for 2016, read on for a brief background and the main changes.

Reporting benefits

Reporting your organisation’s environmental performance can lower costs, improve understanding of exposure to climate change risks and demonstrates leadership and...



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

News – Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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....



London Metropolitan number one in carbon reduction with LED project

News – Thursday, May 26th, 2016

According to edie, London Metropolitan University has been named as England’s number one university for carbon reduction, after using a new LED light installation as part of a wider scheme that has seen carbon emissions slashed by 47%.

The lighting upgrade at the Holloway Road campus in Islington...



Sustainable Procurement Workshop Round-up

Events, News – Thursday, May 12th, 2016

 

On the morning of the 12 May we welcomed 30 businesses from around the borough to discuss the topic of Sustainable Procurement. Or as Paul Grey (one of our wonderfully engaging speakers) coined it… Pandorra’s box.

We opened the event with an introduction from Victoria Howse (ISEP) and Chris...



Somers Town Carbon Savings Initiative Scoops Award

News – Friday, April 29th, 2016
District Heating CHP engine

In partnership with Camden Council, Vital Energi have for the second year running claimed top spot at the H&V News Awards winning “District Heating Project of the Year” for the Somers Town Energy district heating network.

Camden’s ambitious project has seen Vital Energi design and build the...



The race to improve the air we breathe

News – 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?

News – Friday, April 1st, 2016

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, but...



UK Energy Compliance Changing Tack

News – Friday, March 18th, 2016
Electricity

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?

News – Thursday, February 25th, 2016

 

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...



Save money and cut carbon with freight consolidation

News – Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Islington, Camden and Enfield’s highly successful Freight Consolidation Service (FCS) is now open to businesses in the boroughs looking to save money, reduce site traffic, cut carbon emissions and improve air pollution.

How does it work?

The DHL operated Freight Consolidation Service warehouse...



COP21 Paris: what happened

News – Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Carbon Footprint

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...



CSR opportunity for businesses to support local solar project

News – Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Camden-based Eleanor Palmer Primary School is one of the last schools to be benefitting from the Solar Schools programme as they plan to install a 120 panel 30kW rooftop system next year. This will lead to savings of 15 tonnes of CO2 per year plus cost savings, as well as providing pupils the...



New CCCA website

News – Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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 service...



Transport for London Road Modernisation Plan

News – Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Major construction works, building projects and redevelopments taking place across London in response to economic and population growth are leading to rising levels of demand for road transport and congestion on London’s roads.

In response, Transport for London’s (TfL) Road Modernisation Plan...



Members celebrate World Green Building Week

News – Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Green Building Week 2015

Between 21-25 September CCCA members took part in World Green Building Week, a celebration of the role buildings play in our sustainable future.

Coordinated by Green Building Councils across the world, the theme this year was Powering Positive Change. Events were hosted to demonstrate the positive...



Air Quality Initiatives

News – Monday, October 19th, 2015
Traffic by night

On Wednesday 25 November organisations from Camden and Islington came together at City University to hear about air quality initiatives which would improve the local environment and employee wellbeing, as well as cutting energy and transport costs.

With air quality in some parts of London being...



Green space volunteering CSR opportunities

News – Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers (TVC) support tens of thousands of volunteers and community groups every year to protect green spaces all over London. They offer bespoke and exciting team building projects, giving businesses the opportunity to carry out practical conservation and environmental work to...



Beck Greener achieves carbon and cost savings

News – Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Beck Greener is a firm of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, design attorneys and intellectual property (IP) litigators. They are also CCCA members. Over the past few years they have taken big steps to reduce their environmental impact.

In order to improve the firm’s waste management and...



Donate your food waste with Plan Zheroes

News – Monday, June 29th, 2015
Plan Zheros

Every year the UK Food industry sends 1.6 million tonnes of surplus food to landfill, while there are 4 million people living in food poverty.

Plan Zheroes connects businesses with surplus food to local charities that need it. Using an online map, the businesses and charities can post details of...



Decentralise in Camden

News – Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Thursday 21 May 2015 saw a number of organisations and developers come together to hear about the development of decentralised energy networks in Camden as well as understand the opportunities available for implementing or connecting to an energy network in the borough.

This breakfast seminar,...