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London to embark on Green retrofit programme

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has selected Honeywell for a building retrofit programme that will increase energy efficiency in city facilities and cut carbon emissions.

London is the first C40 city in the world to launch a comprehensive programme under the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), which the city in May to combat global warming.

“The businesses and building owners collaborating on energy-saving building retrofits are saving money, making money, creating new jobs, and fighting climate change, all at once. I am very pleased that my foundation has been able to accelerate these projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase the use and market for energy efficient technologies around the world,” said President Bill Clinton.

“Today marks the start of the transformation of London’s buildings from the major source of carbon emissions in the city, to a beacon of modern, low-carbon efficiency,” said London Mayor Ken Livingstone.

As part of the GLA programme, there will detailed analysis of 22 Transport for London (TfL) buildings and identify areas for energy-efficient improvements. GLA and TfL, which will then select the proposals that meet their carbon emission reduction and payback requirements, and award performance contracts to Honeywell to implement energy conservation measures in the chosen facilities.