RE:NEW, the retrofitting programme to make London’s homes more energy efficient, has been named Large Scale Retrofit Project of the Year at the annual Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards.
Capita, the lead delivery provider for the Mayor’s flagship energy efficiency scheme, and the Greater London Authority are working together to design, develop and deliver the three-year RE:NEW programme.
This month the project hit a major milestone enabling and supporting more than £100 million of energy efficiency projects, saving over 24,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
RE:NEW helps organisations such as London boroughs, housing associations, and universities to implement retrofit projects and alleviate fuel poverty. It is doing this through:
RE:NEW is helping to achieve the Mayor‘s ambitious target to cut carbon emissions in the capital by 60 per cent by 2025.
At the awards ceremony held at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 24 May the RE:NEW project was named Large Scale Retrofit Project of the Year at the Greater London Authority Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards. The award recognizes the nature, scope and scale of retrofitting projects, as well as the impact the project has had within the local community.
Jamie Abbott, Programme Director of Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure’s Housing Consultancy, said: “This award is another accolade which not only recognises the strength of RE:NEW’s project management and delivery team, but also highlights the huge impact the scheme is having for London’s residents.
“The GLA and Capita have been working together through this highly successful programme to help councils, social landlords and universities make homes more energy efficient and help make London a cleaner, more efficient place to live.”
Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, said: “The Mayor is committed to reducing fuel poverty and helping Londoners who are hit hardest by high energy costs. RE:NEW has supported the retrofitting of more than 125,000 homes and we are delighted the project has been recognised with this award.”
The reward category recognises an exceptional project where energy efficiency measures of more than £250,000 have been installed. Winners are required to demonstrate they have delivered a large-scale energy saving project, while maintaining excellent customer service that demonstrates a high standard of quality workmanship throughout.
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