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3 February 2011 |
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is set to save £1
million a year by cutting energy use across its estate.
The GLA’s RE:FIT programme offers a framework agreement to the public sector, through
which buildings can be retro-fitted with energy-saving measures. The work has been shortlisted for
tonight’s Sustainable City Awards.
Retrofitting work has already
begun on 10 fire stations, 10 police stations and 22 Transport for London buildings across the capital. This work is expected to reduce energy usage by
28 per cent over a seven-year period and save £1 million in energy bills.
A further 58 GLA buildings
have recently been added to the programme, which will bring CO2 savings of
GLA, which spends more than £3 billion a
year on goods and services, is one of five shortlisted entrants for the award’s
'sustainable procurement' category.
other nominees are Friends House Hospitality, GetMoreLocal,
London Fire Brigade and London Borough of Haringey.
The City of
London Corporation’s annual awards recognise organisations from the private, public and third sectors for sustainable
The winners of
all 12 sustainable city categories will be announced at tonight’s award ceremony
at Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s official residence, in London.