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Mayor of London Expands Programme to Make London Buildings More Energy Efficient

1st September 2014

Boris Johnson has announced a further investment of almost £12m to expand his programme to retrofit buildings across the capital.

The new funds will extend London’s retrofit work, which since 2008 has updated more than 400,000 homes and over 350 public buildings including schools, hospitals, libraries and town halls, to more buildings across the capital.

Low carbon technologies including LED lighting, new boilers, insulation, and the installation of heat and power networks, solar panels, upgrading boilers, and double glazing, have already helped to save tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon a year, comparable to taking around 50,000 cars off London’s roads.

We need to do everything possible to make the most of our resources, reduce carbon emissions and create a more secure, cost-effective and sustainable heat and power supply across London. Retrofitting older homes and buildings has a pivotal part to play in this, while also helping to save us all money on fuel bills. With these innovative energy saving technologies, London is leading the way as a 21st Century world city.

Boris Johnson

The Mayor of London


The Mayor of London's award-winning RE:FIT programme is providing the public sector substantial financial cost savings, by reducing energy consumption of their buildings and reducing their CO2 footprint.
More than 350 buildings have been retrofitted, saving around 30,000 tonnes of carbon a year, and saving the public sector over £5million a year.
Established in 2009, RE:NEW has delivered improvements to over 100,000 homes and saved over 22,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. Combined with wider retrofit action, London has seen over 400,000 homes retrofitted.

The team will provide a free programme development service including scoping, business case development, technical, funding and procurement support.

Capita was awarded a £2.8 million contract to provide the support service until July 2017.

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