Mayor announces green fit-out of 400 buildings

City_HallThirteen building services contractors have been awarded a contract to retrofit around 400 London public sector buildings to make them more energy efficient. The work is being carried out as part of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s RE:FIT initiative. The new programme of work is expected to last four years and will see contractors guarantee a set level of savings based on the energy conservation measures implemented.

The firms awarded the contract are:

Balfour Beatty Workplace
British Gas Trading
EDF Energy Customers
E.ON Energy Solutions
Honeywell Control Systems
Imtech Technical Services
Norland Managed Services
Skanska Construction UK
Willmott Dixon Energy Services

The programme has attracted the attention of public sector organisations outside of London and is currently being opened to all public sector organisations as a key component within the Energy Efficiency Strategy recently announced by the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Retrofitting London’s public buildings is having a real impact in cutting both energy bills and carbon emissions, making it a win-win for Londoners. Decades from now hundreds of our public buildings will still be standing, and it’s our responsibility to make sure they are as efficient as possible for future generations. What’s more, RE:FIT is already benefiting Londoners today, boosting jobs through the burgeoning low carbon economy.”

The programme aims to retrofit a further 600 public sector buildings from 2015.