Evaluating PRS licensing schemes workshop

As reliance on the private rented sector to house London’s communities increases, and given the well-known issues of condition and management in parts of the sector, it is unsurprising that a growing number of boroughs are looking to licensing schemes to address these challenges. Our workshop on 16th September invited boroughs to discuss PRS … [Read more...]

Engaging PRS landlords in energy efficiency: report launch and next steps

We launched Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency on 3 December at Pinsent Masons. This report, sponsored by EDF Energy, examines London's private rented sector landscape, and how the public sector can support landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. It identifies four main challenges that boroughs face, before … [Read more...]

Press release: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

On 3rd December, Future of London, in partnership with EDF Energy, is launching our latest report: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. More details on the launch event are available here, and you can follow the event on Twitter with #PRSenergy and @futureofldn. Presentations and a write-up of the event will be available on our … [Read more...]

Research seminars: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

Research is well underway on Future of London’s latest project, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. Sponsored by EDF Energy, this research programme considers the main challenges to engaging London’s PRS landlords in energy efficiency, and highlights ways that boroughs can improve private rented sector housing in their … [Read more...]

Retrofit for… Event series with UCL

After the successful London 2062 events and follow-up book, Future of London is again collaborating with UCL’s Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities. This May, we’re partnering to deliver a three-part series of panel discussions focused on non-domestic retrofit. Successful retrofit depends on a number of factors, including available technology, … [Read more...]

New Report: Delivering Energy Efficiency in London

We have launched our latest report, , which examines the practical implementation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The report, supported by EDF Energy, warns that the capital faces a big challenge to make the most of the Government’s new approach to improving energy efficiency through the Green Deal and ECO … [Read more...]

Will London miss out on funding from the Energy Company Obligation?

There is a real danger that London will not receive its fair share of the forthcoming Energy Company Obligation (ECO). ECO is a Government scheme that will mandate the major energy suppliers to deliver specified carbon and fuel poverty reduction targets from homes, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion a year from 2013. The obligation placed upon … [Read more...]

The Green Deal under the spotlight

Ahead of our roundtable on the Green Deal on 7 June, we're going to be taking a closer look at the key measures that make up the proposal that Ministers are referring to as "the most comprehensive energy saving plan in the world". But before we begin, we must set out how the Green Deal will actually work. While some details remain somewhat … [Read more...]