06 Aug '11, 5pm

London RE:NEW scheme launches

London has launched the RE:NEW scheme, an ambition to get hundreds of thousands of homes more energy efficient. Residents in 32 boroughs in the capital will be given energy efficiency advice and can install simple energy improvements for free through the programme. These include energy saving products like low energy lightbulbs, draught-proofing, radiator panels, energy display monitors and water efficient showerheads. In addition, low income households could be offered more expensive improvements like cavity wall insulation for free, while others can receive subsidies on the measures. A qualified home energy advisor will complete a full energy survey for residents in a RE:NEW area and receive tailored energy and water saving advice. Speaking in June, mayor Boris Johnson said of the scheme: "Reducing energy use in the capital’s buildings represents the single biggest...

Full article: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Resources/Energy-savi...

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