RE:NEW, London’s programme to help make the capital’s homes more energy efficient has won the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award at the Business Green Awards 2018. Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure’s Zero Carbon Housing Team have been the lead delivery partner on the RE:NEW project since 2013 and has been working closely with the Greater London Authority to design, develop and deliver the pan-London programme.
As of June 2018, the RE:NEW programme has supported the investment of over £130m in energy efficiency measures across 37,000 homes in the capital. Saving 32,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year and reducing the energy costs of an estimated 4,500 fuel-poor households. The programme has also supported the implementation of water saving measures in over 1,000 homes across London, delivering an annual water saving of 16,771 m3, which is equivalent to 16 million litre water bottles.
Judges at the competition said “[we are] impressed with the scale of the winning company's ambition and the wide range of integrated services it is providing to deliver energy efficiency upgrades and clean tech deployments across the capital.”
This is the fourth award for the programme in the last two years with the programme being named “Best retrofit project of the year” in the 2016 SHIFT awards, and the “Large Scale Project of the year” at both the Greater London and the National Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards in June 2017 and October 2017 respectively.
Jamie Abbott, Senior Consultant, Zero Carbon Team and RE:NEW Programme Director commented on the achievement: “The Greater London Authority and Capita have been working together to build our team of technical experts. Over the last four years we have worked with councils, social landlords and universities across London and are continually looking for new clients to support. We are very pleased to have been able to help our clients to improve the efficiency of their homes, reducing fuel bills and making London homes warmer and healthier places to live.”
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