The Re:fit programme is a procurement initiative for public bodies wishing to implement energy efficiency and local energy generation measures to their buildings or their estate, with support to assist you in the development and delivery of the schemes. These measures improve the energy performance of buildings. As a result, carbon emissions are reduced and substantial guaranteed annual cost savings are achieved.
The Re:fit framework uses a robust, flexible and tested Energy Performance Contracting approach. Initially developed by the Greater London Authority in 2009, use of the framework is growing, with dedicated teams now supporting organisations across England and Wales. The programme helps by enabling organisations, such as local authorities, schools, universities, hospitals, leisure centres and museums, to implement retrofit projects and achieve large financial savings.
Over 250 organisations have already engaged Re:fit. Over £180 million of works has been procured across more than 1000 buildings and the current pipeline is over £91 million and growing.
RE:FIT projects make guaranteed energy savings
The framework provides a guaranteed 100% of the energy saving or generation (kWh) via a contractual agreement for the payback period of the project, this key feature is helping to remove risk of failure with new developments, plus protecting the client and their investment.
Additional benefits include improvements to buildings’ operational performance and comfort levels for staff, reductions in building-related complaints and maintenance backlogs, a boost to local investment through local job creation, and important reductions in CO2 emissions.
Access the Re:fit 4 OJEU framework here.
In 2018 – 19 we helped our clients achieve:
We provided commercial and technical support to develop retrofit programmes across local authority estates and university campuses, and the development of renewable energy and smart grid projects incorporating solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicle infrastructure.
The guaranteed energy performance of these projects is forecast to deliver reduced CO2 emissions in excess of 6,000 tonnes per year and £7m in energy savings or income generation, via medium-term contracts.
We also provided quality assurance to organisations accessing the Re:fit framework in Wales where we support delivery of energy projects across local authorities, health boards and universities, with capital investment estimated at £30m.
For more information about what we have helped our clients achieve, see our 2018-19 impact report.
The relationship with Local Partnerships gives me invaluable access to commercial, procurement and project delivery expertise. They work flexibly, responding to our changing needs and priorities.
Jasper Roberts, Deputy Director, Waste & Resources Efficiency Division, Welsh Government
Local Partnerships provided excellent support to the Heart of the West LEP. They understood the issues that we are having to deal with and worked with our partners to help align their spatial priorities with the area’s economic plans.
Chris Garcia, Heart of the South West LEP, Chief Executive