Mayor answers to London
Low Carbon Building Unit
Question by Sally Hamwee
Your press release of February the 28th mentions that you are planning to set up a "Low Carbon Building Unit, to provided on-going support to other public authorities". Could you please provide details of
· when this team will start to operate
· how many members of this team there will be
· how much this team is projected to cost per annum and the source of that funding; and
· where they will be located?
Answer by Ken Livingstone (2nd Term)
The full details of the Low Carbon Building Unit are still under development at this stage, but we are planning to have the team in place within six months.
The composition, location of team members and final budget are still to be determined and depend on how much external funding can be obtained. The LDA has currently budgeted £500,000 per annum towards this project.
Once established the team will be working with other parts of the public sector to enable them to retrofit their buildings to make significant CO2 and financial savings. A number of expressions of interest have already been received from public sector bodies in London, and if all London¿s municipal buildings, schools, universities and hospitals were retrofitted, 1 million tonnes of CO2 could be saved each year.