The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council has appointed Asset Plus to work in partnership to develop a holistic and deep retrofit decarbonisation programme across its estate. The Council have declared a climate emergency and is committed to becoming a net zero carbon organisation by 2030 from all its operations and buildings as well as for the wider borough to become carbon neutral by 2040.

As most of the Council’s carbon emissions come from buildings, one of the key priorities to deliver the climate emergency response is to improve the energy efficiency through a whole deep retrofit/fabric first approach, to replace gas boilers with low carbon heating systems and maximise renewables on site. Based on the initial desktop analysis / benchmarking exercise carried out through the GLA’s Retrofit Accelerator – Workplaces programme, has been valued at £16.86M to cover standard and deep retro fit options across the immediately identified 37 buildings.

This programme is a cross-partnership and is coordinated by the Council’s Climate Change Team in collaboration with the Children’s Services and Social Investment and Corporate Property Teams. The programme has been approved by the Council’s Director for Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services and the Director for Children’s Services and is supported by the Council’s Leadership Team and Lead Member for Planning, Place and Environment.

‘This appointment underlines our status as the UK’s decarbonisation partner of choice. Our recent acquisition by Johnson Controls has given us a huge platform to continue to grow and provide both our existing and new clients with a unrivalled offering. We are looking forward to working closely with The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to deliver guaranteed energy and carbon savings and accelerate their decarbonisation goals.’ Paul Burnett – Managing Director, Asset+