Business Climate Challenge 2022-2023

  • Date Wednesday, 30 March 2022

We’re excited to announce the launch of new energy project that we’re running with the Mayor of London from April 2022. We’re looking to recruit 40 Bankside businesses to join this pioneering initiative.

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Emma Charter

Is your business keen to reduce your energy bills, and reduce carbon emissions?

We are bidding to the Mayor of London to be able to provide support Bankside Businesses to reduce your workplace’s energy bill’s by at least 10% and we want to hear from interested businesses, who want to take part.

If our bid is successful we will extend the pilot to a fresh intake, who will receive customised expert advice and support over the next year to reduce energy bills and improve the environmental performance. In return your business pledges to reduce its carbon impact 10% through cost effective changes to your premises,  contributing to London’s target of becoming a zero carbon city by 2030.

We are recruiting businesses for the next intake throughout April and May.  The support will begin in June, subject to confirmation by the Mayors Office.

If you’d like to be one of the participating businesses, fill in the Expression of Interest Form and return this to us by Thursday 17 June 2022.

If you would like to learn from past participants in the BCC, register for our Business Climate Challenge: Networking Event  on 21st April. The event is the first in a series planned for this year, where Bankside businesses will be able to meet other like-minded Bankside businesses and hear from a variety of speakers.

Business Climate Challenge guide

FAQs

What does the Business Climate Challenge involve?

Your business will need to commit to reducing your building energy consumption by 10%.

You will work with technical experts over the course of the programme to set targets for your building and get bespoke technical support, coaching and quarterly training.

You will be part of a network with other Bankside businesses working towards meaningful energy reduction targets.

Buildings will undergo an energy efficiency audit and receive a Display Energy Certificate (DEC). Audits of office buildings will review lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling, taking into account challenges offices face after the pandemic.

The results of the audit will be used to develop a route map towards net-zero emissions and inform the process for other buildings with similar characteristics.

Better Bankside will supply promotional materials and support so businesses can communicate their involvement in the Business Climate Challenge externally.

Who’s eligible to participate?

The Business Climate Challenge is targeted at small and medium sized (under 250 employees), office-based businesses, although we also want to hear from larger Bankside Businesses.

Participants can be building owners, building management companies or building occupiers that have responsibility for, or a good relationship with building management.

Multiple organisations within a building can participate as a partnership. All participants should have the ability to make decisions to upgrade their building’s infrastructure or the agreement from their landlord to take part.

The project is tailored to private sector businesses, however if you’re a public sector, charity or non-profit organisation we’d still love to hear from you and involve you in our future events to support your business.

Businesses who do not meet all criteria but are still interested are invited to register their interest with Better Bankside as you will still be able to receive support and advice, and network with other like-minded businesses in Bankside at future events.

If you’d like to discuss the project with Better Bankside or are unsure if you meet the criteria, please contact Tom Fraser-Ivens, tfi@betterbankside.co.uk and Emma Charter, ec@betterbankside.co.uk.