The City of Edinburgh Council is embarking on an energy retrofit programme for its buildings. It will become the first Council in Scotland to sign up to the RE:FIT programme. This award-winning energy retrofit scheme has been designed to help public sector organisations achieve substantial financial savings, improve the energy performance of their buildings and reduce their carbon footprint.
Over the next 12 months, the Council will assess RE:FIT as a pilot in a number of its buildings, working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust. The benefits of the pilot and any learning from the scheme will be shared across other Scottish cities and councils.
RE:FIT is the Mayor of London’s scheme to provide a commercial model for public bodies wishing to achieve substantial financial cost savings, improve the energy performance of their buildings and reduce their CO2footprint. Edinburgh Council, first, Scotland, RE:FIT
The scheme uses an Energy Service Company (ESCo) to implement energy efficiency measures which enable organisations to cut running costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions. The ESCo guarantees the level of energy savings, thus offering a secure financial saving over the period of the agreement.