Retrofitting homes for London

The Mayor of London's Retrofit Accelerator for homes was launched at our London office by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy and Richard McWilliams, Programme Advisory Director.

The Retrofit Accelerator forms part of the Mayor’s Energy for Londoners programme and is designed to speed up the pace of cutting carbon emissions and achieving zero carbon by 2050. 

With the backing of the European Regional Development Fund, the Retrofit Accelerator for homes will help tackle the climate emergency and reduce energy bills, through insulation and low carbon heat and power solutions.

The programme will provide London boroughs and housing associations with technical expertise to kick-start 'whole-house' retrofit projects across the capital. It will also help build the supply chain and business case to accelerate the retrofit revolution for private homes. 

London's homes are responsible for around one third of the city's greenhouse gas emissions and a quarter of them have the worst energy performance rating.

Richard McWilliams said:

The Retrofit Accelerator will transform the way London retrofits its ageing and energy-inefficient housing to create warm, affordable and ultra-low carbon homes. This is vital if we want to achieve the net zero carbon targets, and we are proud to be managing this project.

Visit the London Gov website for more information.

For further information contact:

Ben Steele
Global External Communications Lead

t: +44 (0)20 7544 4553