Housing Retrofit Scheme

MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What has been learnt from the mistakes of the Green Homes scheme, under the previous Mayor, which experienced poor levels of take-up and spent the vast majority of its funds on publicity, and how will this be reflected in the Mayor's new housing retrofit scheme? Under the new scheme, will there be an effort to tackle hard-to-reach areas such as blocks of flats? How many homes does the Mayor envisage will benefit from the retrofit scheme?


Answer for Housing Retrofit Scheme

Answer for Housing Retrofit Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Homes Energy Efficiency Programme (HEEP) will build on lessons learnt from the Green Homes Concierge Service with higher levels of householder payments facilitated by local authority support and clear delivery models. The scheme will also integrate with Low Carbon Zones, Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) to provide a full tool kit of measures tailored to the needs of individual homes.

This will include efforts to tackle challenges such as those associated with insulating blocks of flats. The demonstration projects being run this autumn, will build on experiences that the boroughs already have in these areas. The results from the demonstration projects will show how much funding should be allocated to each home in order to maximise the outcomes of the programme. Early analysis suggested that the programme could visit 1.8m homes by 2025.