Archway Zero Emissions Network

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The Archway 'Zero Emissions Network' (ZEN) is working to make Archway a cleaner, healthier place to work and do business by improving local air quality, supporting active travel and reducing business energy and transport costs.

Why we need to tackle poor air quality

London has some of the worst air quality in Europe and in London, air pollution caused by emissions from heating and transportation causes over 4,000 premature deaths in London each year. Areas like Archway are particularly prone to bad air pollution because of the density of residential and retail premises, coupled with the location on a main route into central London. Children, older people and those with respiratory illness like Asthma are particularly badly affected by air pollution, but there is a lack of awareness of the link between poor air quality and ill health.

The ZEN Approach

The ZEN aims to raise awareness of the issue and to offer advice and services to help businesses switch to lower emission energy and travel options that will improve local air quality whilst also saving money. The project is led by Islington Council wih support from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund and will run until March 2019.

Current Offers

Archway ZEN can provide access to the following incentives to local businesses:

ZEN can help you apply for money towards cycle parking racks, stands and lockers, energy efficiency works and other measures that can help improve local air quality
Worth £95 plus £60 for the driving credits
Variety of models available
Advice and information about searching for and getting the correct tariff/supplier for your electricity and gas
A 2 hour 1-2-1 session with a qualified cycle trainer
Offer your staff a bike check-up and small repairs and adjustments done on the spot
ZEN can put your business in touch with organisations that can help you save money by consolidating your deliveries