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Colville Primary and Waverley Schools share their RE:FIT School experience

9 July 2014

Over 40 school staff and council representatives attended events at Colville Primary School in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Waverley School in Enfield to hear about and see first hand the schools' experiences and the benefits of their energy efficiency projects, recently completed under the RE:FIT Schools Programme.

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Invitation to hear about RE:FIT Schools projects

20 June 2014

The Greater London Authority is delighted to invite you to hear about the opportunities on offer, for schools across London, seeking to reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint. It is now nearly twelve months since the launch of the RE:FIT Schools programme and we have seen increasing interest and large number of schools signing up to the programme. We are keen to update on its progress and share with you how Waverley School and Colville Primary School developed their initial interest into a RE:FIT Schools project to improve the school’s energy efficiency and achieve significant, guaranteed, annual cost savings.

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RE:FIT shortlisted for C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards

18 June 2014

The Mayor of London’s RE:FIT programme has been shortlisted for “Energy Efficient Built Environment” in the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards. This recognition again acknowledges the benefits that RE:FIT brings to the public sector in the field of energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

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Another successful RE:FIT Event at City Hall

16 May 2014

The Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property Richard Blakeway, opened the event at the London Living Room in City Hall. Over 50 delegates were provided a briefing and networking opportunity to find out more about the successes of the Mayor of London’s award-winning RE:FIT programme and how it is benefitting large, medium and small organisations across London’s public sector to substantially improve the energy performance of their buildings, reduce energy bills and carbon foot prints.

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Retrofit for purpose: make NHS buildings sustainable

14 May 2014

The age of many NHS properties makes achieving energy efficiency an uphill task. However, retrofitting energy conservation measures can bring down emissions and costs. Poor energy efficiency continues to be a major cost for healthcare providers and the government recently announced it is backing 70 schemes to cut the UK’s estimated £630 million total energy bill by £13.7 million – enough to pay for 18,500 cataract operations or 2,300 hip replacements.

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RE:FIT Nominated for LGC Award

30 January 2014

The GLA RE:FIT programme has been selected as a finalist in the Energy Efficiency category for the 2014 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards, to be held on 12th March 2014. RE:FIT beat off stiff competition to reach the shortlist: a record breaking 640 entries were submitted for this year’s awards, which demonstrates local government’s enthusiasm to share innovation and reward their teams and individuals who make change happen.

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2degrees Live and RE:FIT: Solving energy challenges

9 December 2013

The RE:FIT Programme Delivery Unit (PDU) took part in 2degrees Live Energy Performance in Property 2013 event, held on 29th November. Supported by the Mayor of London, and including an address by Deputy Mayor Richard Blakeway, the event brought together public and private sector organisations within London, along with energy service companies and leading energy experts, for an interactive day of energy challenge exploration.

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A first for London – eight London Boroughs unite to save energy through RE:FIT

15 November 2013

The West London Alliance (WLA) this week launched their RE:FIT project across eight of the London Boroughs, and encompassing over 50 buildings, at a Bidders’ Open Day at Hounslow Civic Centre. This type of collaborative project is the first of its kind for the RE:FIT programme and will allow the WLA to make substantial energy savings across seven boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. The WLA plans to invest £2 million to install energy conservation measures, such as boiler upgrades, voltage optimisation and BMS controls, to a variety of buildings including schools, youth centres, libraries and halls, over an area of more than 130 square miles.

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