Johnson to deliver energy efficiency funding
Boris Johnson has promised to make buildings more energy efficient through a significant boost in funding.
That’s according to greenwisebusiness.co.uk, citing a statement from the Mayor’s office, which suggests the Mayor will be making green jobs and growth ‘key priorities’ during his second term.
As the Mayor has acquired new housing powers previously owned by the Homes and Communities Agency and London Development Agency, building retrofit programmes such as RE:NEW and RE:FIT will now get a new lease of life.
RE:NEW programme – Household energy efficiency improvements
The RE:NEW programme will provide London households with energy efficiency improvements at no cost, which could include ‘radiator panelshot water tank jackets’ or internal wall cladding to help save on bills, for example.
RE:FIT programme – Public sector buildings
The RE:FIT programme, on the other hand, will deliver £50 million worth of energy efficiency improvements to public sector buildings on order to reduce energy use and cut CO2 emissions, reports businessgreen.com.
The Mayor’s new housing powers
Johnson commented on his overall vision for the city:
“Creating jobs and stimulating growth are my top priorities for the next four years. A key part of this is my determination to deliver a world-class quality of life and strong, healthy communities.”
“My top team reflects these priorities, all of whom bring a wealth of talent and enthusiasm to our shared aim of improving life for Londoners,” he added.