Business Climate Challenge

46 Camden Climate Alliance businesses have taken part in the Mayor of London’s Business Climate Challenge 2022-23 and received support to help drive down their energy costs and carbon emissions.

The Camden Climate Alliance was selected to be one of nine Business Engagement Partners to work with the Mayor of London and recruit businesses to the Business Climate Challenge programme which launched in August 2022. Through the Mayor’s programme, 220 businesses across London have been supported with expert technical support to improve the energy efficiency of their workplaces.

46 of these businesses were recruited through the Camden Climate Alliance with support from local Business Improvement Districts Camden Town Unlimited, Euston Town BID, Central District Alliance and the Knowledge Quarter

A further 20 Camden businesses were recruited and supported through Camden-based Business Improvement District, The Fitzrovia Partnership, read more here.

Businesses were supported by technical consultants WSP and Turner & Townsend to help understand how they could reduce energy consumption in their buildings through a combination of recommendation measures including behaviour change initiatives through to deep retrofit measures.

Our participating businesses

In November 2023 we recognised the hard work of our businesses at an end of programme recognition event hosted at the British Library with more than 120 other businesses from across London. A huge congratulations to all of our participating businesses and a special well done to our organisations that exceeded the 10 per cent energy reduction target.

3 Verulam Buildings

5th Studio

BE Offices

Beck Greener – 20.3% reduction

Black Antelope Law

Charles Dickens Museum

Clean Break Theatre Company

Clearcast Ltd – 23.3% reduction

Doughty Street Chambers

ESCP Business School

Euston Square Hotel

Gaucho Hampstead

Hodge Jones and Allen LLP

Impact Hub London

London BioScience Innovation Centre

Mind in Camden

New Square Chambers

Old Diorama Arts Centre

Origin Housing

Paul Hamyln Foundation

Sapheda Ltd – Atelier Tammam

Shaftesbury Theatre – 32.8% reduction

Sheppard Robson

Somers Town Community Association – 20.3% reduction

The Foundling Museum – 19.4% reduction

The Place – Contemporary Dance Trust

The Wesley Hotel

Wac Arts

Wright & Wright Architects

Each business received support with the aim of cutting their energy consumption by 10 per cent:

  • Energy audit
  • Bespoke recommendation report and roadmap to net zero outlining measures including savings, costs and payback periods
  • 1:1 support throughout the programme from technical consultants
  • Access to a personalised IO-Gen dashboard – an energy management platform to help track consumption and progress
  • Peer-to-peer support sessions with businesses on the programme
  • Training sessions on sustainability topics including energy efficiency and behaviour change

Useful resources and materials for all Camden businesses

A key part of supporting businesses through the programme has been the delivery of training sessions and curation of guides on energy efficiency topics.

Training sessions:

Training sessions continue to be delivered online and are open to all Camden businesses – check back here for upcoming training dates.

  • Energy Management January 2023 – Access the recording here (first half only)
  • Behaviour Change June 2023 – Access the recording here



London’s businesses have a key role to play in the fight against climate change and collaborations like the Business Climate Challenge are going to be crucial for the public and private sector to work together

Shirley Rodrigues

Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy

Interested in reducing your energy costs and carbon footprint but not sure where to start? We’re really excited to be building on this brilliant programme by supporting a further 125 businesses with FREE energy efficiency support. Read more about the Camden & Brent Business Climate Challenge and how you can get involved here.