SIX WORK PROGRAMMES 2022 > 2027
PROGRAMME 2: ESG – ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

The Fitzrovia Partnership provides a cohesive approach to help businesses achieve shared objectives and as an area we are making great strides to achieve a more economic and environmentally sustainable district.

Fiona Clark, Board Member
Practice Director and Co-owner, David Miller Architects

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SIX WORK PROGRAMMES 2022 > 2027

PROGRAMME 2: ESG – ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

Do you want support to save money, cut your greenhouse gas emissions, and help tackle the climate crisis?

If so, then join leading businesses across London participating in the Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge.

The Fitzrovia Partnership has been selected to partner with the Mayor of London to deliver the 2022 Business Climate Challenge (BCC).

The BCC supports businesses in reducing their workplaces’ energy consumption by at least 10% in a year and in developing an action plan to reach net zero emissions.

Businesses within TFP are invited to apply to participate in the BCC – the selected cohort will receive bespoke technical support from a team of energy consultants to improve the performance of their workplaces, identify opportunities for energy and cost reductions, and develop a net zero action plan. This support is worth £000s.

Participation in the BCC is part of delivery of the new TFP Business Plan – one of the six work programmes:

Click the links below to find out more:

  1. Why the Business Climate Challenge? >>
  2. What does a participating business receive? >>
  3. What does a participating business have to do? >>
  4. How does a business apply? >>
  5. Resources >> 

1. Why the Business Climate Challenge?

Greenhouse gas emissions from non-domestic buildings in London amount to almost one third of London’s emissions. Therefore, businesses are critical in supporting the city to achieve its net zero carbon by 2030 target.

Energy efficiency saves money, which is even more critical with rising energy prices and the cost-of-living crisis. But it is often hard to know where to start.

By participating in this pioneering initiative, members of The Fitzrovia Partnership can receive direct support and join a growing list of forward thinking businesses all committed to climate action.

Participants in the first round of the BCC, delivered in partnership with Better Bankside, saw on average a 16% reduction in their energy use and cost savings of £8,300.

In this next round, 250 businesses from across London will be selected to participate. These businesses will commit to achieving at least a 10% reduction in energy use in the first year.  This will help put London on the track to net zero.

Up to 30 of these businesses can come from The Fitzrovia Partnership.

*Based on data reporting from 14 of the participating businesses.

2. What does a participating business receive?

BCC participants commit to making at least a 10% reduction in their energy consumption in a year. To help businesses achieve this, they will receive:

How does this benefit my business?

3. What does a participating business have to do?

BCC participants commit to making at least a 10% reduction in their energy consumption in a year.

BCC participants will need to do the following:

  1. Sign a support agreement committing to reducing their energy consumption by 10% in a year.
  2. Appoint a dedicated project lead and secondary point of contact who will be the main interface for BCC engagement, peer sharing, and data reporting (ideally this will be someone in the estates or sustainability teams).
  3. Appoint a decision maker who can approve implementation of energy efficiency measures in the workplace. (Project lead and decision maker can be the same person)
  4. Provide energy consumption, building equipment, occupancy, and other relevant data required by the technical support provider prior to them undertaking the building audit.
  5. Attend BCC activities (building audit, building walkthrough, training sessions, cohort knowledge-sharing activities, etc.)
  6. Report monthly energy consumption data and progress on implementation of energy efficiency measures to the technical support provider.

4. How does a business get involved?

First you must be an eligible type of business.  The eligibility criteria are:

The Fitzrovia Partnership is taking applications on a rolling basis.  Click here for the application. TFP will shortlist applicants for review and approval by the GLA programme manager overseeing the BCC across London. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (aiming for all applications by the end of October). The earlier you submit the more likely you are to secure a place in the cohort. All selections will be confirmed by the end of November 2022.

Have questions? 
Email sustainability@fitzroviapartnership.com and we will set up a 121 session to walk through the programme. 

You can find more information on the BCC on the GLA website here: Mayor of London Business Climate Challenge.

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