Mayor awards London's top carbon-busting organisations
Flagship energy efficiency programmes save London 570,000 tonnes of carbon and chopping £70 million off their energy bills.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has heralded the capital's top organisations for saving around 570,000 tonnes of carbon and over £70 million off their energy bills.
At the annual Mayor of London Green Awards event (8 June 2010), held at the Globe Theatre, the Mayor presented accolades to London's top carbon cutting companies. The winners were all members of the schemes run by the London Development Agency to help organisations become more energy efficient to support the Mayor's carbon reduction targets.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
"These awards recognise that London's organisations are brimming with the ingenuity and creativity to take on the environmental challenges we face. Not only have these companies collectively made massive strides in becoming more energy efficient and cutting carbon, they are also showing that there are significant financial benefits in doing so."
Peter Bishop, London Development Agency, Group Director for Design, Development and Environment, said:
"These awards recognise the tangible carbon savings we have achieved in London. The award winners are already showing that they can effectively cut carbon dioxide emissions."
Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust said:
"As our capital, London has a vital role to play in building the UK's low carbon future. We will be working with businesses and organisations of all sizes from right across the city. We'll equip them to meet London's carbon challenge and show how using energy efficiently can reduce their costs, boost productivity and cut their carbon footprints."
The Better Buildings Partnership includes leading commercial property owners working together with occupiers to develop energy efficiency programmes for London's existing building stock. The Better Buildings Partnership winners included:
The Mayor's Green Procurement Code is a support service for London based organisations committed to reducing their environmental impact through responsible purchasing. Last year, members of the Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code spent over £436 million on sustainable procurement. Winners included Ove Arup, whose procurement of video conference facilities helped cut the company's travel miles by 12% in one year and the installation of a system to power down computers overnight saved over £50,000 on their energy bills in its first year.