Station to Station Businesses reach the target for the Business Climate Challenge
We are very proud to announce that the 19 Station to Station businesses who took part in this challenge have achieved the greatest amount of carbon and cost savings across all of the BIDs and Climate Alliances who took part. With an impressive £191,229 in cost savings and an amazing -85,162 KwH reduction in energy use, which represents between 12-17% energy savings.
The gold star for energy reduction goes to Rathbone Society at the Old Library on Knights Hill who have achieved a massive 53.5% energy reduction! This has been mostly achieved through, low cost and no cost adjustments to the building and training members of staff using the space. Small but significant changes, like turning off light switches and computer monitors through to an improved roof light window being installed have enabled them to achieve this amazing saving.
Otter Trading, Taxfile and Tamesis Dock all came along to the BCC recognition event to represent Station to Station and we were so proud to hear from Jane Bartman of Bloomberg Associates that “they’ve all been doing a really impressive job and have all hit the target – so your [station to station] cohort has seen the highest average savings!”.
A top tip from Domani, who runs Otter Trading, in helping her to achieve her target has been to adapt her menu to incorporate more baked dishes. She is able to cook all of these at once thereby reducing energy use, instead of cooking/preparing small individual items, one at a time. She told us that after recieving her energy audit and having it explained to her she was able to see where she could make more savings and reductions.
This is an ongoing project and we will continue to support the Station to Station businesses taking part in achieving more energy and cost savings through the Business Climate Challenge. The online platform, Io-Gen that tracks businesses energy use is being extended for another 12 months and we will be arranging 1-2-1 session for participants so that they can really make the best of this facility to help them understand energy use and how to reduce it.
You can all access the useful tips on how to reduce your energy use in a series of information sheets available here on the Station to Station website.
Mayor of London’s Business Climate Challenge 2022
Station to Station was one of only nine Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Climate Change Alliances to be awarded funding from the Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge 2022 to help its businesses reduce their energy bills – and thereby their carbon footprint.
Station to Station BID members will get the chance to receive a free feasibility study done on their premises and free expert advice on how to tackle reducing energy costs and usage over a 12 month period. Businesses who took part in the pilot scheme at Better Bankside BID saw an average reduction in carbon use of 16% and saved an average of £8,300 per month in energy costs.