June 2013: The Mayor has announced the launch of a new RE:FIT Schools Energy Efficiency Programme. The GLA press release sets out that the “scheme will offer schools the opportunity to see where energy savings could be made, free technical support to make these changes and access to an interest free loan to cover the costs of installing any necessary energy saving equipment, such as improved insulation, low energy lighting systems and new, efficient boilers. ” The press release goes on to say that “The schools RE: FIT programme is anticipated to run over three years and help up to 200 schools and academies become more energy efficient, creating over 175 jobs and many more apprenticeship opportunities in the capital’s burgeoning energy efficiency sector.” For further information see www.refit.org.uk.
The RE:FIT Programme Delivery Unit will be holding regular workshops to brief interested groups of schools. Contact the programme if you are wish to attend.