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  1. GLA Environment team Working with BIDs Stephen Tate Assistant Director, Environment stephen.tate@london.gov.uk London BIDs meeting 03.06.2014

  2. Team objectives We support the growth and development of London through 2 key objectives: • Creating a resource efficient city: • Improving energy and water efficiency • Utilising waste as a resource • Creating a resilient, greener city • Improving London’s air quality • Increasing resilience to extreme weather • Enhancing green infrastructure

  3. Working with bids • A call to action – introducing 4 projects where we are working or want to work with BIDs: • FoodSave • Greening the BIDs • Business Energy Challenge

  4. Providing free support to 240 food SMEs to reduce food waste, divert surplus food to good purposes & manage unavoidable food waste more sustainably. Funded by Mayor of London, ERDF and LWARB, and GLA is working with two delivery partners: Restaurants, hotels, pubs, quick service restaurants and canteens Food retailers, manufacturers, street food vendors, markets, wholesalers and food growers

  5. Business benefits • Free support • Understanding of food waste • Potential cost savings • Improved efficiency • Improved CSR • Results so far • The first 15 hospitality businesses supported: • Prevented an average of 1.6 tonnes of food waste per year • Saved on average of over £6,000 per year

  6. Opportunities for BIDs to get involved: • Make businesses in your area aware of FoodSave opportunities through communications • Introduce the FoodSave team to food SMEs in your area • Hold a FoodSave event or invite the FoodSave team to present at an existing event Website: www.london.gov.uk/foodsave Contact: Lisa Bennett, FoodSave Project Manager lisa.bennett@london.gov.uk/ 0207 983 4920

  7. Greening the bids • Mayoral project to deliver green infrastructure in BIDs and employer partnerships, in conjunction with CRP. • Green infrastructure includes street trees, green roofs, rain gardens, pocket parks etc • Increases resilience to extreme weather • Ensures London remains an attractive place in which to live, work and invest. • To date we have worked with BIDs in central London to undertake 15 GI Audits, to identify opportunities for greening: • Over 300 rain gardens • 200 + green walls • More than 100ha of green roofs

  8. Greening the bids • We are supporting BIDs to deliver GI: • Funding for 15 demonstration projects (7 completed), 25% GLA funded • Advice and guidance to facilitate many more projects • This is helping to meet Mayor’s target to increase green cover in the CAZ by 5% by 2030. • To find out how undertaking a GI Audit and being part of Greening the BIDs could help you: Contact: Matthew.thomas@london.gov.uk Free Best Practice Guide: http://www.victoriabid.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/BestPracticeGuide_A4-10.pdf

  9. Greening the bids www.london.gov.uk/priorities/environment/greening-london/urban-greening/greening-bids

  10. Business energy challenge • New Mayoral awards programme for businesses reducing their emissions from their property portfolios. • Tenants and owners. • Awards November 2014, hosted by Mayor. • Will be blogging on london.gov.uk about good examples of emission reductions from buildings in the leads up to awards.

  11. Business energy challenge • Awards: Gold (top 10%), Silver (next 15%) and Bronze (next 20%) awards in first year. • Certificates for every business that enters. • Will develop specials awards e.g. individual building reductions. Also, platinum award from 2016. • Developing online tool for businesses to input energy data, tool will convert to carbon dioxide emissions.

  12. Business energy challenge • Opportunities for BIDs to get involved: • Please connect us with businesses that we can speak to about the Challenge. • Promote the Challenge through your networks. • Invite us to speak to a business audience. • Please let us know your ideas re the Challenge, and how it could help BIDs achieve their objectives.

  13. For more info • Foodsave: lisa.bennett@london.gov.uk • Greening the BIDs: matthew.thomas@london.gov.uk • Business Energy Challenge: louise.clancy@london.gov.uk