Winner: Repowering London – Community Energy Garden

By cultivating disused, arable land on transport infrastructure into thriving and joyful gardens and community solar portfolios, Repowering London promote green spaces, biodiversity, cleaner air, stronger communities and youth education. Volunteers help to garden and transform spaces to grow good food and plants, from butterfly and bee friendly flowers, to plants which can clean and absorb bad air pollutants. Food is shared amongst local people and food banks and the solar panels generate energy and income to maintain the running of the gardens. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: Meristem Design – On-street Community Parklets

Meristem Design’s incentive is turning the ‘grey to green’, helping to improve air quality, encourage cycling and to give the community a sense of ownership, in this case by using a charity, Spitalfields Crypt Trust, to maintain a Parklet. Meristem Design used 30 shrubs and herbaceous plants along with 2 trees, creating a barrier to mitigate fumes, clean the air and increase biodiversity. By removing two parking spaces and adding seating for fourteen people and eight bicycle parking spaces, they are encouraging people to drive less. Find out more…

 

Winner: Repowering London – Community Energy Garden

By cultivating disused, arable land on transport infrastructure into thriving and joyful gardens and community solar portfolios, Repowering London promote green spaces, biodiversity, cleaner air, stronger communities and youth education. Volunteers help to garden and transform spaces to grow good food and plants, from butterfly and bee friendly flowers, to plants which can clean and absorb bad air pollutants. Food is shared amongst local people and food banks and the solar panels generate energy and income to maintain the running of the gardens. Find out more…

Runner Up: Meristem Design – On-street Community Parklets

Meristem Design’s incentive is turning the ‘grey to green’, helping to improve air quality, encourage cycling and to give the community a sense of ownership, in this case by using a charity, Spitalfields Crypt Trust, to maintain a Parklet. Meristem Design used 30 shrubs and herbaceous plants along with 2 trees, creating a barrier to mitigate fumes, clean the air and increase biodiversity. By removing two parking spaces and adding seating for fourteen people and eight bicycle parking spaces, they are encouraging people to drive less. Find out more…

 

Winner: Demand Logic – Smarter Climate Change Mitigation

Demand Logic’s London-grown technology service delivers immediate and lasting benefits in the form of energy savings and lower carbon emissions from workplaces, of all sizes, throughout London. There is a wealth of hidden data in built spaces, which can be better utilised. Demand Logic’s smart tech analyses and visualises live data about the operation of all the equipment in the building, and the wellbeing of people in the space, to identify actions to improve performance. The positive impact is tangible and can scale quickly across portfolios and business districts. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: The Wesley

The UK pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement. In 2016 this pledge was hiked to 50%, with the hope of achieving an 80% reduction by 2050. In 2017, The Wesley achieved a 52% carbon foot print reduction from a base year of 2009. We believe the UK can achieve its targets if all business, big or small, emulate what The Wesley has and is doing about environmental sustainability. Find out more…

Winner: Demand Logic – Smarter Climate Change Mitigation

Demand Logic’s London-grown technology service delivers immediate and lasting benefits in the form of energy savings and lower carbon emissions from workplaces, of all sizes, throughout London. There is a wealth of hidden data in built spaces, which can be better utilised. Demand Logic’s smart tech analyses and visualises live data about the operation of all the equipment in the building, and the wellbeing of people in the space, to identify actions to improve performance. The positive impact is tangible and can scale quickly across portfolios and business districts. Find out more…

Runner Up: The Wesley

The UK pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement. In 2016 this pledge was hiked to 50%, with the hope of achieving an 80% reduction by 2050. In 2017, The Wesley achieved a 52% carbon foot print reduction from a base year of 2009. We believe the UK can achieve its targets if all business, big or small, emulate what The Wesley has and is doing about environmental sustainability. Find out more…

Winner: OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution

Globally 1/3 of all food produced gets thrown away, meanwhile 800 million people go hungry and food waste is the third largest source of climate change. OLIO tackles this by connecting users with unwanted food (households & local businesses) with nearby users who would like it – the sharing taking place on the doorstep. OLIO has half a million users who have together shared over 700 thousand portions of food, directly tackling food waste (environmental equivalent of taking 1.4 million car miles off the road) and connecting and strengthening local communities. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: Unpackaged Innovation Ltd – Unpackaged at Planet Organic

Unpackaged at Planet Organic sells a variety of grocery products in bulk, enabling over 150,000 customers per year to shop packaging-free by encouraging them to bring their own containers to refill. This saves unnecessary materials (mainly plastic) from being produced, and disposed of; reduces packaging related carbon; saves waste from incineration and landfill; and reduces food waste as customers can purchase exactly the quantity they need. Find out more…

Winner: OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution

Globally 1/3 of all food produced gets thrown away, meanwhile 800 million people go hungry and food waste is the third largest source of climate change. OLIO tackles this by connecting users with unwanted food (households & local businesses) with nearby users who would like it – the sharing taking place on the doorstep. OLIO has half a million users who have together shared over 700 thousand portions of food, directly tackling food waste (environmental equivalent of taking 1.4 million car miles off the road) and connecting and strengthening local communities. Find out more…

Runner Up: Unpackaged Innovation Ltd – Unpackaged at Planet Organic

Unpackaged at Planet Organic sells a variety of grocery products in bulk, enabling over 150,000 customers per year to shop packaging-free by encouraging them to bring their own containers to refill. This saves unnecessary materials (mainly plastic) from being produced, and disposed of; reduces packaging related carbon; saves waste from incineration and landfill; and reduces food waste as customers can purchase exactly the quantity they need. Find out more…

Winner: OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution

Globally 1/3 of all food produced gets thrown away, meanwhile 800 million people go hungry and food waste is the third largest source of climate change. OLIO tackles this by connecting users with unwanted food (households & local businesses) with nearby users who would like it – the sharing taking place on the doorstep. OLIO has half a million users who have together shared over 700 thousand portions of food, directly tackling food waste (environmental equivalent of taking 1.4 million car miles off the road) and connecting and strengthening local communities. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: Ubitricity – MobileCharging System

Electric mobility is a promising way of reducing CO2 emissions from transport, however, users are often held back due to the lack of accessible charging infrastructure. For municipalities, rolling out ubiquitous charging infrastructure is practically impossible due to the very high cost and ground work of installing conventional charging pillars. The Ubitricity MobilieCharging system, currently being implemented in London, Oxford and hopefully also in Glasgow, offers an innovative answer to this challenge: integrating the charge points into street lights and therefore reducing the cost of rolling out charging infrastructure by up to 90%. Find out more…

Winner: OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution

Globally 1/3 of all food produced gets thrown away, meanwhile 800 million people go hungry and food waste is the third largest source of climate change. OLIO tackles this by connecting users with unwanted food (households & local businesses) with nearby users who would like it – the sharing taking place on the doorstep. OLIO has half a million users who have together shared over 700 thousand portions of food, directly tackling food waste (environmental equivalent of taking 1.4 million car miles off the road) and connecting and strengthening local communities. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: Ubitricity – MobileCharging System

Electric mobility is a promising way of reducing CO2 emissions from transport, however, users are often held back due to the lack of accessible charging infrastructure. For municipalities, rolling out ubiquitous charging infrastructure is practically impossible due to the very high cost and ground work of installing conventional charging pillars. The Ubitricity MobilieCharging system, currently being implemented in London, Oxford and hopefully also in Glasgow, offers an innovative answer to this challenge: integrating the charge points into street lights and therefore reducing the cost of rolling out charging infrastructure by up to 90%. Find out more…

Winner: London Borough of Enfield – Cycle Enfield: A105 Green Lanes Project

Cycle Enfield encourages people to walk and cycle as many short trips as possible, travelling sustainably and reducing the high volume of trips by car. Enfield’s cycling levels are low, at 0.7% of daily trips and people say the reason they don’t cycle is because they don’t feel safe on the roads. Cycle Enfield are building a network of safe routes, the A105 Green Lanes being the first substantively complete. This is just the start, Cycle Enfield aim to increase cycling levels to 5% of daily journeys in Enfield through extensive new safe routes and education by 2022, and then build on this further. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: Cross River Partnership – Clean Air Route Finder

London suffers from poor air quality, especially on and near busy streets. This can be a deterrent to people who might otherwise travel sustainably by walking or cycling. Cross River Partnership’s Clean Walking Route Finder tackles this problem by promoting walking and cycling along quieter, cleaner and less travelled routes, giving Londoners a chance to travel and discover new areas in more pleasing conditions. Combined with an encompassing communications campaign that includes interventions like street signage, lighting and greening, Londoners are encouraged to travel in healthier and more sustainable ways. Find out more...

Winner: London Borough of Enfield – Cycle Enfield: A105 Green Lanes Project

Cycle Enfield encourages people to walk and cycle as many short trips as possible, travelling sustainably and reducing the high volume of trips by car. Enfield’s cycling levels are low, at 0.7% of daily trips and people say the reason they don’t cycle is because they don’t feel safe on the roads. Cycle Enfield are building a network of safe routes, the A105 Green Lanes being the first substantively complete. This is just the start, Cycle Enfield aim to increase cycling levels to 5% of daily journeys in Enfield through extensive new safe routes and education by 2022, and then build on this further. Find out more…

 

Runner Up: Cross River Partnership – Clean Air Route Finder

London suffers from poor air quality, especially on and near busy streets. This can be a deterrent to people who might otherwise travel sustainably by walking or cycling. Cross River Partnership’s Clean Walking Route Finder tackles this problem by promoting walking and cycling along quieter, cleaner and less travelled routes, giving Londoners a chance to travel and discover new areas in more pleasing conditions. Combined with an encompassing communications campaign that includes interventions like street signage, lighting and greening, Londoners are encouraged to travel in healthier and more sustainable ways. Find out more...

Sir Peter Parker Award Winners

The Sir Peter Parker Award recognises businesses that have successfully set new standards of innovation, performance and environmental leadership. This year the standard of entry was so high that our judges identified three winners! Great news for sustainability.

The Sir Peter Parker Award recognises businesses that have successfully set new standards of innovation, performance and environmental leadership. This year the standard of entry was so high that our judges identified three winners! Great news for sustainability.

WSP

 

Future Ready

 

WSP’s global Future Ready programme is core to their approach and delivers real change for our cities. Working with their clients, they aim to see the future more clearly than any other professional consultancy and to design developments, open spaces, buildings and infrastructure both to today’s engineering codes and for the future we’re anticipating.
 Their design’s include infrastructure projects of tomorrow, from creating the foundations of The Shard to developing Bond Street Crossrail, and they work to deliver cities and regions that are resilient, prosperous and sustainable.
WSP is currently leading the development of a clear set of recommendations that will accelerate circular economy to the built environment, and are about to launch research on how the UK can meet a 50% increase in resource efficiency by 2050 – one of the key headlines in the 25 Year Environment Plan.

Blue Green Global Ltd

 

Innovative Waste Water Treatment Plants as a Multifunctional Urban Metabolic Hub

 

This proposal was made on behalf of a strategic partnership – consortium of 3 global SME (Blue Green Global-Ltd (BGG), Biopolus and EnPlus). It introduces innovative waste water treatment plants as a multifunctional urban metabolic hub, a part of integrated Blue Green Solution for improving sustainability, resilience and cost-effectiveness of cities.
The new technology represents a new generation of municipal sewage treatment and water recovery plants specifically developed for high-density urban environments to preserve and enrich urban water resources. It improves all urban water systems: potable, storm and wastewater, capturing and recycling them separately. It keeps storm and wastewater as a resource to reduce the negative impact of climate change and, when local conditions allow, the water can be further processed for reuse in various ways such as toilet flushing, cleaning, irrigation or use in cooling or heating systems.

Demand Logic

 

Smarter Climate Change Mitigation

 

Demand Logic describe themselves as a ‘Fitbit for Buildings’, but a Fitbit which comes with a personal trainer to make your buildings fitter. Demand Logic has a team of 18 people, brought together with the purpose of getting buildings to work properly for the people in them and to avoid significant energy wastage. The team  is based in London, where it has built its own technology which can be scaled to be used by thousands of properties.
The Demand Logic approach to smart buildings prioritises a light-touch digital retrofit which makes use of existing hidden data. By making intelligent actions readily available to property managers it means that London can make better use of the commercial space it has and have lower carbon emissions.

Overall Winner

 

The overall winner is exclusive to non-commercial organisations and chosen from entries across all categories. The Sustainable City Awards recognise that for these awards to be inclusive of all, it is important to recognise the difference in the scale of resources available between commercial and non- commercial organisations.

The overall winner is exclusive to non-commercial organisations and chosen from entries across all categories. The Sustainable City Awards recognise that for these awards to be inclusive of all, it is important to recognise the difference in the scale of resources available between commercial and non- commercial organisations.

Repowering London

 

Community Energy Gardens

 

By cultivating disused, arable land on transport infrastructure into thriving and joyful gardens and community solar portfolios, Repowering London promote green spaces, biodiversity, cleaner air, stronger communities and youth education. Volunteers help to garden and transform spaces to grow good food and plants, from butterfly and bee friendly flowers, to plants which can clean and absorb bad air pollutants. Food is shared amongst local people and food banks and the solar panels generate energy and income to maintain the running of the gardens.

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