Decarbonisation of the public sector estate

WRITTEN BY Local Partnerships
POSTED ON 28th January 2021

Retrofit of buildings to make them more energy efficient and greener is key to hitting net-zero targets. The government is providing support through a £9bn package for energy efficiency measures. So far, one third of this package has been announced. £2bn has been allocated to domestic retrofit and £1bn was announced for non-domestic public sector buildings such as schools, libraries and leisure centres.

These funds come with tight deadlines for applications and delivery of projects. Organisations that had already prepared plans have been able to capitalise on the opportunity to access grant funding and mobilise quickly. We have successfully supported councils in the development of their bids to secure money from the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme and the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

Those who have already implemented initial energy efficiency measures should now plan for deeper retrofit focusing on low and zero carbon heat projects, as these are likely to have more success in securing funding.

Co-owned by the Greater London Authority and Local Partnerships, the Re:fit 4 Energy Performance Contract Framework offers a swift procurement route with an OJEU compliant framework of 16 providers. It is underpinned by a performance guarantee, providing certainty to organisations and de-risking projects, protecting the client and their investment.

As a managed framework, dedicated expert support is provided to all organisations, through every stage of the project. We help minimise cost and maximise savings and assist in appointing the best contractors for the project.

We help public sector organisations with the development of projects eligible for grant funding and support the procurement and design journey, enabling authorities to act quickly now, and when further scheme details are released.

To find out how Rachel and her team can help email or call on 07825 963 218. If you’re based in London please contact

⬆️ Strategic Director Martin Forbes writes for the MJ about levelling up and how to negotiate the challenges ahead. Join members of our bid review team for a webinar on 13 December to look at these issues further. Register here:

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