Archway Zero Emissions Network
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 an Islington Council initiatie supported by Mayor’s Air Quality Fund and it will run until March 2019.
How can the ZEN help your business? Archway ZEN can provide access to the following incentives to local businesses:
• Free business membership to Zipcar with driving credits – worth £95 plus £60 for the driving credits
• Free trials of electric cars and vans – choose from Renault Zoë, Renault Twizy, Renault Kangoo, Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot Ion.
• Free trials of cargo delivery bikes – variety of models available • Free building energy audits to help your business reduce energy use and save money
• Help to find the cheapest energy tariffs for your business – Advice and information about searching for and getting the correct tariff/supplier for your electricity and gas
• Free cycle training for all staff – a 2 hour 1-2-1 session with a qualified cycle trainer
• Free cycle maintenance – offer your staff a bike check-up and small repairs and adjustments done on the spot
• Help to reduce delivery costs – ZEN can put your business in touch with organisations that can help you save money by consolidating your deliveries
• Grants towards providing walking/ cycling facilities and energy efficiency improvements – 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.
To register your business with Archway ZEN and benefit from the offers and services available sign up via this online form. Got other ideas for how your business could help Archway ZEN improve air quality in Archway? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 527 2689