LEDNet, London Councils and London Housing Directors’ Network commissioned Parity Projects to carry out modelling on the costs of achieving a housing EPC B rating across London by 2030. Etude, Elementa and RAFT were appointed to develop an action plan for retrofitting homes to EPC B, building on the modelling carried out by Parity Projects. London has two boroughs leading on work on retrofitting and will use the findings to support their work to meet the target of retrofitting all homes to EPC B by 2030.
Following on from LEDNet’s research into the root causes of fly-tipping, LEDNet are working with Keep Britain Tidy to deliver five pilot interventions designed to educate and inform residents on the impacts of fly-tipping on the community and the correct waste disposal method. London boroughs that are taking part in the pilots are Hounslow, Havering, Merton, Islington, Hackney and Camden.
LEDNet has coordinated pilots for five London boroughs to test a digital tool developed by ClimateView to help boroughs assess their carbon emissions and create a plan to reduce emissions and meet their net zero climate targets. The five boroughs currently piloting the ClimateView software are Islington, Hammersmith and Fulham, Havering, Hounslow and Southwark.
Climate capability training
LEDNet and London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) jointly commissioned Square Gain Ltd. to provide climate capability training for senior officers and members according to the seven climate themes agreed within the TEC-LEDNet joint statement on climate change. This training was designed to provide practical guidance on climate change, highlight its importance and assist senior officers and members to prioritise and take pragmatic action to overcome major challenges.
Impact of Covid-19 on local transport in London
In July 2020, LEDNet commissioned Centre for London to carry out research to explore Londoner's changing attitudes towards transport and travel during the Covid-19 crisis. The research looked into the behaviour changes adopted by Londoners during the pandemic and how the demand for public transport shifted towards cycling and private car use and the potential impact on the city's transport network once lockdown is over.
LEDNet partnered with ReLondon to deliver insights into ways to improve recycling in flats following findings that London’s flats recycling is lower than houses. ReLondon carried out detailed research to understand people’s attitudes, practices and barriers around recycling and subsequently developed the Flats Recycling Package - a set of changes to improve recycling arrangements in purpose-built flats. The Flats Recycling Package was introduced and implemented in 12 estates, which saw a 26% increase in recycling and a 24% decrease in contamination.