Met Police and London Fire Brigade
Retro-fit of energy reducing measures to existing public sector buildings including: Building Management Systems (BMS) installation and optimisation; lighting and lighting controls; plant replacement; installation of Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP); solar panels and photovoltaics; high efficiency motors and variable speed drives; voltage optimisation; thermostatic valves; solar control films; insulation and pipework lagging; hearts and minds campaigns.
A unique CarbonCare solution, developed around a performance contracting model with guaranteed energy and CO2 reductions of 25% over a ten year contract period.
What was the GLA looking for?
The Mayor of London responded to the Clinton Climate Initiative’s C40 programme, which called on the leaders of the world’s largest 40 cities to mobilise and tackle global warming through direct action to reduce energy waste in public buildings. London was first to act on the initiative and the Greater London Authority group (including the Metropolitan Police Service and London Fire Brigade) translated the political desire into working reality through the development of an innovative procurement model, now branded as RE:FIT. Suppliers were required to deliver guaranteed carbon reductions through a performance based contract, measured against the 25% savings target over the ten year duration of the contract.
How did we help?
The RE:FIT programme was implemented by MITIE in three phases, leading to the ten year guaranteed target:
- Energy Audits (desk–top audits / detailed site assessments);
- Solutions programme / proposals;
The audit and implementation programme was managed by a dedicated team of MITIE energy specialists. The age and condition of lights, heating systems and air–conditioning units meant that they were intrinsically energy inefficient — a situation exacerbated in some cases by wasteful practices, such as leaving lights and equipment permanently on. Initial audits highlighted these areas and provided the basis of the RE:FIT action plan.
Fire Brigade - annual CO2 emissions reduction of 253 tonnes p.a. of which electricity 147 tonnes and gas 106 tonnes(including over 40 per cent carbon savings at Ilford fire station).Met Police
- annual CO2 emissions reduction of 2,605 tonnes pa of which electricity 2,273 tonnes and gas 332 tonnes.