A new tool for green business engagement, BEEP helps London SMEs reduce emissions and energy use ― and save money, too
COMMUNITIES AROUND THE globe are adjusting to life post-Covid and businesses are seeking economic recovery packages that will lead to increased long-term cost savings and resiliency against risks.
At the same time, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have an important role to play in addressing the climate emergency and can have a big impact on the progress we make.
To support a clean recovery and build back better post-Covid, Green Economy London and the City of London, with support from Green Economy Canada, are excited to launch London’s online Business Energy and Emissions Profile, otherwise known as a ‘BEEP’.
Developed by Climate Smart, BEEP is an interactive carbon mapping tool for SMEs that identifies emissions and energy use across 13 industry sectors, organized by activity, business size, geographic area and impact.
The BEEP is a valuable tool for London businesses to visualize their impact and get practical recommendations for emissions and energy use reductions, which will save them money in the long-term.
Green Economy London is one of three Green Economy Canada Hubs to offer the BEEP tool, along with Sustainable Kingston and Sustainable Peterborough.
“Having access to BEEP data gives our network a deeper understanding of SME-driven greenhouse gas emissions across various regions — pinpointing emission hot spots in specific sectors and geographies,” explains Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director, Green Economy Canada.
“This information is a major asset in helping our Green Economy Hubs reach business segments and community areas that have the greatest opportunity for GHG reduction impact.”
A Valuable Tool
Did you know that 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions come from SMEs, and in London alone they emit 586,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions? Reducing emissions from SMEs is key for addressing the climate emergency and reaching London’s net-zero by 2050 goal.
The BEEP is a valuable tool for Green Economy London to use to identify reductions opportunities for its members so they can contribute to the sustainability and resiliency of their organization and city.
By viewing London’s interactive BEEP tool online, business owners and managers can view how your particular business sector, activities and size stands, and explore opportunities for emissions reductions.
To learn how Green Economy London can support your business in identifying reductions opportunities and reaching your sustainability goals, reach out to Marianne Griffith, Green Economy London Hub Manager, at [email protected] or 226-977-1139.
This story was created by Content Studio, TreeTown Media’s commercial content division, on behalf of Green Economy London.