New investment North and South in retrofit and 'green jobs'
This week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declared a 'retrofit revolution' in the Capital, announcing a new package of measures that will make buildings more energy efficient and tackle climate emergency. Led by the Mayor working with London Councils and social housing providers, the plans will boost London's Green New Deal mission and sustain and create new green jobs in the Capital.
According to the Mayor's office, London's homes and workplaces are responsible for 78% of the Capital's carbon emissions and virtually all will need some level of retrofitting over this decade. London's social housing urgently needs upgrading to be as energy efficient as possible with improvements including better insulation, low-carbon heat and clean power sources, such as solar energy, to deliver the Mayor's climate targets and tackle growing fuel poverty. London has the third highest level of fuel poverty in the country, with Barking and Dagenham having the highest of any local authority in England.
The Mayor's new Innovation Partnership will make it easier for social landlords and UK building firms to work together to upgrade ageing homes in the Capital. The scheme will link up housing providers and builders through all stages of home retrofitting, from p