2022 Mayor of London’s Business Climate Challenge

The Black Antelope Group is delighted to announce its place as a successful participant in the 2022 Mayor of London’s Business Climate Challenge.

In 2018 the Mayor of London declared a Climate Emergency and has committed to make London net-zero carbon by 2030. The Mayor’s Green New Deal Mission will work to deliver London’s pathway to becoming a net-zero Carbon City. The built environment is one of the key areas in which London can reduce its carbon emissions. As a result, the Greater London Authority(GLA) has designed the Business Climate Challenge (BCC) programme which is designed to provide technical support to up to 250 London businesses to help improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions across their premises. The overarching aim of the BCC is to reduce emissions from London’s existing commercial buildings by providing energy conservation advice and implementation support to businesses, driving them to take action to reduce their workplace energy consumption in the short term and plan for net-zero buildings and/ or workplaces as soon as possible in the future.

The programme will offer direct support to businesses through technical advice and indirect support through open access resources and peer to peer learning networks. Further, the Challenge will collect learning throughout the programme to build an evidence base on implementing energy efficiency and retrofit across commercial buildings in London. The GLA has appointed WSP UK Limited, a built environment consulting firm, to deliver direct technical support to businesses, referred to below as the Programme Delivery Unit (PDU).


The Black Antelope Group will receive bespoke expert advice  and  support from the PDU to enable them to take action to improve their building’s energy efficiency, as well as contributing to London’s net-zero targets. Being part of the BCC means that businesses will make the following commitments: 

  • Commit to a 10% energy reduction (kWh) target in the first 12 months, following receipt of the recommendation report.  
  • Businesses will provide a named project manager with the remit to make or strongly influence decisions which will impact on the building’s energy efficiency, for example a building or facilities manager. 
  • Businesses will provide a named strategic lead who will be a key point of contact for the programme, for example a lead on building sustainability, director level contact or business owner.  
  • Participating businesses will report on the energy savings achieved through the programme for up to one year following the receipt of the recommendation report. Recording which actions were implemented as a result of the technical support offered by this programme will be key to track energy reduction across the premises
  • At least one named representative from the business to participate in BCC scheduled activities, for example: building audits, training sessions, audit report walk through. 
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