A new scheme that will help public sector bodies in Wales make savings and reduce their carbon impact has been launched by Welsh Labour’s Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant.
The Re:fit Cymru programme, which is being supported by £1.5m from the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the EU, will provide professional support to Welsh public sector organisations to help them identify, develop and implement projects that will secure substantial financial cost savings, improve the energy performance of their buildings and reduce their CO2 footprint.
Re:fit Cymru will provide support through:
- Stakeholder engagement to secure organisational buy-in
- Strategy and project development
- Procurement and legal support
- Technical Advice
- Access to a UK wide public sector framework
- Support during project delivery
Re:fit Cymru will subsidise 90% of the cost for these services. Once the project is at a stage to be implemented the Welsh Government can offer zero percent interest finance which will be paid back by the savings made.