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Recognition for LDA initiative retrofit success

The London Development Agency’s RE:FIT initiative has been named best technical project at the ManagEnergy Annual Awards in Brussels.

The initiative is a ready-to-use, cost-neutral procurement process that allows the public sector to retrofit existing buildings with energy-saving measures, reducing carbon emissions and achieving energy cost savings.

It is described as a ‘spend-to-save’ programme, addressing the risk of energy savings and guaranteeing a return over an agreed period of time.

The first phase of the implementation saw energy-saving measures introduced into 42 buildings around London, achieving annual energy savings of £1 million and cutting 5,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

London mayor Boris Johnson is among those to have hailed the scheme’s success.