UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Report released analysing Business Energy Challenge data for London City Hall

14 January 2016

London City Hall

UCL IEDE's Dr Sung-Min Hong and UCL-Energy's Professor Paul Ruyssevelt have analysed data supplied by the Greater London Authority (GLA) collected as part of the Mayor of London’s Business Energy Challenge.

The Mayor of London’s Business Energy Challenge (BEC) is a programme organised by the GLA in order to promote energy efficiency in businesses and reduce associated carbon emissions. Each year, participating businesses submit annual energy consumption data of their estate, based on which awards are given to recognise their efforts and achievements. This report provides insights on the latest patterns of energy use of these businesses, which were based on data of approximately 1,000 premises. Statistics on energy use intensity are provided for four activity types - general offices, general retail, large food stores, and hotels - which were deemed the most appropriate for the analysis. The analysis was carried out on behalf of, and in collaboration with the Greater London Authority. Partially, this work was done under CIBSE-UCL co-funded research project on ‘Benchmarking and Assessing the Energy Performance of UK non-domestic Building Stock (2015-2018)’.