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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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, selected businesses in The Fitzrovia Partnership are receiving direct support and join a growing list of forward-thinking businesses all committed to climate action.

Participants in the pilot of the BCC in 2021 – 2022, delivered in partnership with Better Bankside, saw on average a 16% reduction in their energy use and cost savings of £8,300.

In this current round, over 200 businesses from across London have been selected to participate. These businesses have committed 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.


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

G23 of these businesses are from The Fitzrovia Partnership. The list of participating businesses is:

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 receive:

How does this benefit participating businesses?

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 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 cohort for 2022-2023 is full. The Fitzrovia Partnership is interested in sharing lessons learned with a wider network of businesses so please contact us if you would like to be informed or to participate in a future round of applications.

Have questions? 
Email and we will set up a 121 session to walk through the programme or include you in the network.

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

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