MD1289 RE:NEW Support Team

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1289
Date signed: 
11 August 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The Domestic Sector Retrofit programme RE:NEW has retrofitted over 99,000 homes to date, since it was created in 2009. However retrofit activity in London (at 6% of the UK total) is still lower than London’s share of housing (12%) and a major scaling up is required to meet our targets as part of the Mayor’s carbon plan.

In order to meet targets to 2015 and beyond, and to take on the challenge of delivery under the government’s new Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes, the RE:NEW programme is aiming to significantly expand its activities. Over the next three years, the RE:NEW programme will aim to support the letting of contracts that will save approximately 186,000 tonnes CO2 per annum through retrofitting approximately 232,000 homes.

This MD seeks approval to establish a RE:NEW Support Team to work with boroughs, social housing organisations, private landlords and other stakeholders to support and increase uptake of ECO and Green Deal in London. This will be a three-year match-funded programme with the EIB ELENA fund (application in progress).

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