The RE:NEW programme is the Mayor of London’s domestic energy efficiency programme to reduce emissions from our existing homes through energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. Homes account for around 36 per cent of the capital’s total carbon footprint.
Capita’s Zero Carbon Housing Team, part of Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure, specialises in low carbon home retrofit programmes. Capita have been the lead delivery partner on the RE:NEW project since 2013. The Zero Carbon Team has been working closely with the Greater London Authority to design, develop and deliver the pan-London programme.
Through RE:NEW, our technical support team helps organisations such as London boroughs, housing associations and universities to implement retrofit projects and alleviate fuel poverty. The expert team provides the end to end support covering everything from property asset analysis to commercial business planning, technical feasibility studies, funding and procurement support.
Our project has worked with 70 housing organisations in London, each provided with a dedicated engagement manager to tailor and deliver support from a range of services, from low carbon technologies to marketing.
As of June 2018, the RE:NEW programme has supported the investment of over £130m in energy efficiency measures across 37,000 homes in the capital. Saving 32,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year and reducing the energy costs of an estimated 4,500 fuel-poor households.
The programme has also supported the implementation of water saving measures in over 1,000 homes across London, delivering an annual water saving of 16,771 m3, which is equivalent to 16 million litre water bottles.
The social impacts include an estimated 2,100 person-years of employment being supported. In addition, Capita has supported capacity building and skills development, managing an industry newsletter, publishing leading research and a series of specialist learning events for asset managers in the housing industry.
The RE:NEW programme have recently been awarded the 'Energy Efficiency Project of the Year' award in the 2018 Business Green Leaders Awards.
The awards recognise the UK's leading green businesses and the progress made by the green business community in recent years. The judges were impressed with the scale of the programmes ambition and the wide range of integrated services it is providing to deliver energy efficiency upgrades and clean tech deployments across the capital.
This is the fourth award for the programme in the last 24 months, with the programme being named “Best retrofit project of the year” in the 2016 SHIFT awards, and the “Large Scale Project of the year” at both the Greater London and the National Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards in June 2017 and October 2017 respectively.
These awards recognise the nature, scope and scale of programme and delivery team, as well as the impact the project has had within the local community.