The Mayor’s Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy sets out a target to reduce London’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 60% by 2025 (from 1990 levels). London’s boroughs and social housing providers also have their own carbon reduction targets.
Domestic properties account for 36% of London’s carbon emissions, and as at least 80% of London’s buildings will still be standing by 2050, a strong retrofit programme is key to delivering the Mayor’s and boroughs’ targets.
The RE:NEW programme was instigated by the Mayor in April 2009 and significant progress was made in RE:NEW Phases 1 and 2. The Mayor is now looking for a step change in achieving carbon savings through retrofit, linking to and making full use of the Energy Company Obligations and Green Deal. To deliver this step change, the Mayor has established a RE:NEW Support Team to support local authorities and social housing providers to deliver domestic retrofit projects faster, bigger and with better value for money.
The RE:NEW web pages have been set up to provide easy links for organisations and individuals who are interested in working with the GLA or independently to achieve carbon savings whilst taking advantage of any funding and support that is available. Information is available on:
- Previous phases of RE:NEW
- Retrofit in London’s social housing
- Retrofit for privately owned housing
- ECO and Green Deal
- Water saving measures
- Tools and Resources
GLA RE:NEW E-Bulletin
The RE:NEW Support Team produce regular E-Bulletins which include: London retrofit works updates, best practice advice as well as links to FAQ’s and guidelines. The most recent E-Bulletin from November can be found here.
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Past E-Bulletins can be accessed at the links below:
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