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RE:FIT Rolling Out in Enfield

Published Thursday, 03 October 2013

An ambitious programme of cost saving measures, worth £1.7 million, has been launched by Enfield Council to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings across the borough.

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One of the first buildings to benefit from the RE:FIT Scheme is Southgate School in Cockfosters, which has seen specialist lighting, water systems and a new boiler installed.

The RE:FIT programme is an award winning scheme devised by the Mayor of London, which helps public sector organisations improve the energy performance of their buildings, reduce their energy bills and become more environmentally friendly. The council has seized on this opportunity to improve the energy performance of 11 of Enfield's schools, the Civic Centre, Millfield Theatre and Charles Babbage House.

Cllr Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said “Enfield Council is pleased to support this bold programme through its Enfield 2020 Sustainability Programme, which sees energy saving technologies being installed in our public buildings, many by local businesses.

“This work guarantees energy savings, and we are also using it to support local businesses. For example an Enfield based firm 3L Electrical will carry out all of the lighting installations required during the project – a total of half a million pounds worth of work. In all more than a third of the total contract is going to local businesses, with other Enfield based companies also set to benefit."

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said “Many of our schools were built some time ago, and need their heating and lighting systems upgraded. RE:FIT is not only good news for the planet, it makes our schools and public buildings fit for the future and helps reduce energy bills. “

The council selected Johnson Controls as its preferred supplier in autumn 2012, with confirmation of the council's £1.7 million investment in April of this year. Works have now started with energy improvements to all 14 buildings on track for completion in March 2014. 

RE:FIT is just one of over 50 projects in the Enfield 2020 Action Plan.

To find out more about Enfield 2020 and how this project is part of something bigger, please visit 2020

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