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Boris unveils London retrofitting project

London Mayor Boris Johnson has heralded large-scale public and private sector retrofitting schemes as key method of providing green jobs and boosting the capital’s low-carbon economy

The mayor is offering 200,000 private households a free carbon makeover through the RE:NEW programme.

Elsewhere, all public sector buildings are being offered financing structures under the RE:FIT scheme, which sets a guarantee on carbon and financial savings.

The Greater London Authority area’s police and fire stations are among 42 public buildings that have already taken part in RE:FIT and are saving an estimated £1 million off fuel bills.

In a speech to the UK Green Building Council, Johnson highlighted how ‘greener buildings’ worldwide can provide cost-effective means of tackling climate change, as well as meeting local priorities and creating jobs.

He said: ‘We are determined to shape a legacy from the 2012 Games which raises the bar for sustainable design and construction, contributing to the creation of a vibrant new metropolitan quarter in east London as well as within the Olympic park itself.’

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