RE:NEW, the Mayor of London’s domestic energy efficiency improvement programme, is to roll out to West London.
The free service, which sees “Green energy doctors” giving homes an energy efficiency makeover, is rolling out to nine more boroughs, including Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, and Hounslow.
The RE:NEW programme has already started in Lewisham, Waltham Forest, Newham and Barking and Dagenham with over 1,700 homes being treated with energy and water efficiency measures since the roll out of the scheme.
The RE:NEW scheme has also led to thousands of housing association tenants benefitting from solar panels and therefore cheaper energy bills. L&Q and British Gas have been able to install solar panels on 1,500 housing association homes so far, with a further 22,500 homes to benefit in the next few months. By using the RE:NEW framework of suppliers which are geared up and ready to deliver, L&Q were able to benefit quicker from funding available through the Government’s Feed In tariff, something they couldn’t have done if they had to start procurement from scratch.
RE:NEW is funded by the Mayor. All 32 London boroughs have signed as partners in the scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with London Councils and the Energy Saving Trust.
Creating full-time employment for local people through the RE:NEW scheme is also key benefit and one which the Mayor is committed to building on through the expansion of the programme.