Press Story

10 Oct 2022

The Place, London’s leading centre for dance creation, education and performance has joined the Business Climate Challenge, a voluntary energy efficiency programme developed to support businesses in reducing their energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions.

Launched by the Mayor of London, the Business Climate Challenge is designed to improve the energy efficiency of the capital’s commercial and industrial building stock, which currently makes up 36% of London’s carbon footprint.

The 2022-23 challenge will see a range of businesses receiving free bespoke support and training opportunities to help them on their decarbonisation journeys. Participating businesses will develop their roadmap to reach net zero emissions and will aim to reduce energy consumption by 10% in one year.

To deliver this challenge, the Mayor of London has partnered with nine business improvement districts and climate change alliances across the capital. The Place will be working with Camden Climate Change Alliance on this programme.

We are delighted to be a part of the Mayor’s Climate Challenge, joining with other participating businesses to cut greenhouse gas emissions across all activities. We look forward to the invaluable support and insight the project will provide towards delivering our commitment to become a net zero building by 2030. We then look forward to sharing our learning with staff, students, partners and artists to further the drive towards environmental responsibility.

Corinne Beaver Interim Head of Operations

The Place has an environmental action plan in place to help achieve its five strategic goals. These include:

  • Take key steps to achieve a net zero building by 2030
  • Inspire, equip, engage and empower its staff to drive change
  • Upskill, enable and platform the next generation of artists
  • Work in partnership to increase its impact and communicate its work
  • Lay the foundations for net zero across all its activities.