- Retrofit Caledonia
19 June 2013
Scotland will benefit substantially from ECO funding, ensuring an active market from the outset in labour-intensive, hard to treat properties. 20% of the Scottish housing stock is pre-1919, typically tenements. There is also a higher proportion of off the gas-grid, rural properties, presenting a retrofit challenge very distinct from England and Wales.
- Retrofit West Midlands
01 July 2013
The Birmingham Energy Savers Scheme (BES) is the most advanced and largest area-based retrofit programme in the UK. In October 2012, Birmingham awarded a £600 million contract to Carillion Energy Services, utilising Green Deal and ECO funding to upgrade 60,000 households by 2020. BES also plans to roll the delivery out via a framework contract up to £1.5 billion across 35 councils and public sector organisations.
- Retrofit North West
04 July 2013
Merseyside’s Low Carbon Economy Action Plan spells out an ambitious programme of retrofitting throughout Liverpool in the short term, with a forecast 1540 jobs being in the sector created by 2015. Meanwhile, Project Viridis has seen major RSL’s and four local authorities collaborate to drive the retrofit of 100,000 homes, estimated to be worth £50 billion to the local economy.
- Retrofit North East
05 September 2013
Warm Up North, a partnership between five local authorities in the north east, will announce the preferred bidder as a single retrofit delivery partner in Spring 2013. This will lead to £200m in small works contracts. In addition Coast and Country Housing are delivering a £445 million framework contract for the refurbishment of a significant volume of social housing across the region.
- Retrofit Wales
17 September 2013
Wales has a series of dynamic retrofit initiatives, most notably the Arbed Programme, which has already seen £68 million spent on retrofitting 7500 domestic properties across the nation. Arbed will continue to fund 10-20 schemes per year up to 2015, whilst the Welsh Assembly Government predict that around £1bn over the next decade is likely to be invested in to the energy performance of Welsh homes.
- Retrofit London and South East
29 November 2013
Driving retrofit in London is the ultimate prize, with more than 12 million homes in and around the capital requiring retrofit. After the successful delivery of the RE:NEW programme to deliver simple energy efficiency measures to households free of charge, London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged to ‘drive large scale delivery over the next four years’.