Positively Putney BID is partnership with the Greater London Authority is helping businesses to reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions. Join the Business Climate Challenge (BCC) scheme and you could reduce your energy consumption by 10% in a year. You’ll get expert support to help you find ways to save energy, cut costs and develop a net zero action plan.

The BCC supports businesses that commit to reducing their workplace energy consumption by at least 10% in a year. In return, you’ll get expert support including:
• a workplace audit identifying ways to reduce energy use
• bespoke recommendations including ‘quick wins’ for energy
conservation, deeper retrofits, and a roadmap of actions to reach
net zero emissions
• training sessions for relevant staff
• peer-sharing with other participating businesses
• Mayoral recognition for businesses achieving the target

Amidst rising energy prices and the cost-of-living crisis, it’s vital for your workplace to operate efficiently. This is a unique opportunity for Positively Putney members to start to future-proof their businesses against rising energy prices and help London become net zero. The importance of action goes beyond just saving money. With almost one third of London’s emissions coming from non-domestic buildings, businesses have a key role to play in achieving London’s target of net zero emissions by 2030.
And it’s a way to stand out to your clients, attract talent, engage staff,
improve workplace wellbeing, and access networking opportunities.
Interested? Find out more at: london.gov.uk/business-climate-challenge

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?

Positively Putney is working with the GLA to recruit businesses in the Putney area. Business participants pledge to reduce their energy consumption by 10% in a year. To help them do this they receive a package of bespoke technical support from an energy consulting firm. The package includes a workplace audit and Display Energy Certificate (DEC), a recommendation report with energy efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption, a roadmap to net zero as well as individual one-to-one support and group training sessions. The time is now to take action. It will be good PR for your business as we will be promoting participating businesses throughout the Challenge.  

How to get started?

Positively Putney will organise information sessions for businesses to come along and share their thoughts and questions with our team. One-to-one meetings will be available to discuss further details about your business and once your questions have been covered, the expression of interest form will be sent over to get started with your application process. You will be assisted along the way by our Sustainability Engagement Officer, Mona-Lisa info@positivelyputney.co.uk.