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Refit / Retrofit Accelerator Project for Corporate Assets

Meeting: 19/05/2020 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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The Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing introduced a report on proposals to procure specialist advice to support the Council’s programme of retrofitting existing housing stock and corporate assets as part of its commitment to reach a net zero carbon target by 2030.


The Council had been utilising technical support from the Mayor of London’s Retrofit Accelerator Programme Delivery Unit (PDU) to benchmark energy information and identify potential carbon and financial savings from the Council’s corporate estate.  The new procurement would draw on that expertise and seek a specialist partner to work with the Council to develop an optimal programme of works to deliver the highest level of savings across the estate.


Cabinet Members spoke in support of the project and the Cabinet Member for Educational Attainment and School Improvement particularly welcomed the commitment to expand the scope of the project to the Borough’s schools and colleges.  The Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Core Services also referred to the desktop assessment of the Council’s top 32 buildings for energy consumption which suggested that the retrofitting exercise could result in savings of over £300,000 per annum and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 955 tCO2, with the potential for even greater savings should some of those buildings be deemed surplus to requirements in the light of changes to working practices.


Cabinet resolved to:


(i)   Agree to use the Retrofit Accelerator Framework to support the Council’s general retrofitting programme and develop the Partner Bid tender to procure a suitable service provider to devise High Level Appraisals for retrofitting corporate assets; and


(ii)   Delegate authority to the Director of Inclusive Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing and the Director of Law and Governance, to enter into the contracts and all other necessary or ancillary agreements set out in this report.