Industry Update for Installers DEC 2014

December 18th, 2014

Xmas GDIHFollow the links below for the latest energy efficiency news and views for Green Deal Installers.

At YES Energy Solutions, we send out a monthly update to our installer network ‘Green Deal Installer Hub’ covering the latest policy announcements, project and events.

If you’re an installer looking to develop your skills in line with Green Deal and ECO: Join the Hub

Read our latest articles:

Green Deal Installer Hub: E-Shot DEC 2014

GDHIF Phase 2 – Going, Going, Gone
The latest funding stream for external solid wall insulation was fully allocated in just over 24 hours of the re-launch of the Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).

Bad News for Energy Companies – Good News for Fuel Poor Schemes
In the last few weeks Ofgem have fined energy suppliers and generators almost £55m for failure to meet their previous Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) targets. The money accumulated will be used to fund a range of projects that support the energy needs of the most vulnerable households.

ECO Toolkit to Aid Installers
The industry regulators, Ofgem have released a new toolkit to help installers keep up to date with the latest modifications and updates to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

Have Your Say: New ECO 2 Consultation
Installers have an opportunity to make suggestions to how elements of the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme will be administered by regulators.

Hull Green Deal – Opportunities for Installers
A £60m programme, designed to improve the energy efficiency standards of properties in Hull, aims to utilise local contractors to carry out installation work.

E.ON First of the Big Six to Meet ECO Targets
In early December E.ON became the first of the Big Six Energy Companies to announce that they had met their Energy Company Obligation (ECO) targets, three months ahead of the March 2015 deadline.

The Past Six Months…

December 5th, 2014

YES Energy Solutions has just published the YES December 2014 Newsletter showcasing our latest schemes, partnerships, events and services.

Over the last six months we have rebranded our ground, saved more tonnes of carbon than the combined weight of 6,000 African elephants, and worked creatively with several proactive organisations to implement innovative energy saving schemes across the country.

YES IconTop stories:

The New Face of YES
Carbon Cutters
Working with Wates
Leeds City Region Green Deal
Park Home Conservation – a New Priority

Read the full newsletter here: YES News Dec 2014

Saving Energy with EWI

December 2nd, 2014

The ClarksNorman and Irene Clark from Cleckheaton were delighted with the look and feel of their home since they invested in external solid wall insulation.

‘As soon as I received the leaflet from YES Energy Solutions I rang up straight away and the response was immediate’ explained Norman.

‘Since the wall were done our house feels so much warmer. Our heating’s not on as long and the rooms just feels cosier. We could tell the difference as soon as they put the board on, even before they applied the top coat. It just keeps the heat inside the house.’

‘Our bills have come down to around £69 a month now and that partially down to the wall insulation!’

Read the rest of the is customer case study

For more information about the benefits of external solid wall insulation contact 0800 952 0036 or visit: http://www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk/solid-wall-insulation.html

Major Energy Saving Scheme Calls On SMEs

November 28th, 2014

Installer-with-hard-hatSmall to medium sized installer organisations from Yorkshire will get the chance to join a major Government backed scheme which aims to improve the energy efficiency standards of over 28,000 homes across 10 Local Authority areas.

The Leeds City Region Green Deal is the latest scheme to help householders save energy through insulation, heating and renewable energy upgrades.

Funded through Energy Providers with Local Government backing, the scheme plans to create over 200 new jobs throughout the next three years. It is anticipated that 75% of the installations carried out on the programme will be undertaken by smaller installers.

Construction & Housing Yorkshire is working in partnership with YES Energy Solutions to help identify potential contractors to work on the scheme.

Local installers within the Leeds City Region can express their interest in joining the supply chain by registering their details on our Green Deal Installer Hub website: http://www.greendealinstallerhub.co.uk/leeds_city_region_green_deal.html

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Green Deal Installer Hub E-Shot Nov 2014

November 20th, 2014

Our November E-shot is out covering the latest news and views from the installer sector.

This month we look at: Ofgem’s new CSCO mapping tool, the latest proposal from the Energy Bill Revolution campaign and the potential fines Energy Companies could face for falling to deliver against their old CERT and CESP targets.

 

Green Deal Installer Hub
E-Shot Nov 2014

New Website to Identify CSCO Areas
Ofgem, the regulators of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) have launched a free online tool designed to aid installations of energy efficiency measures under the Carbon Savings Community Obligation (CSCO).
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Green Crap Saves Householders £90 a Year – But Should It Be More?
Following David Cameron’s supposed comment about ‘cutting the green crap’ from energy bills, new data suggest that green policies have actually helped to reduce householder bills considerably.
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New energy efficiency investment would save UK households £4.95 billion a year
“Building the Future”, a new report published by The Energy Bill Revolution campaign, has piled pressure on Ministers to act to fix Britain’s badly insulated homes.
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Energy Companies to Face Fines for CERT & CESP Failures
The Telegraph has reported that the industry regulator Ofgem is preparing to fine major Energy Companies for their failure to meet their obligations under the CERT and CESP schemes that preceded ECO and Green Deal.
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YES Rebranded
Yorkshire Energy Services, the Provider behind Green Deal Installer Hub, will now be trading as YES Energy Solutions.
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For more information about Green Deal Installer Hub visit: www.greendealinstallerhub.co.uk 

Phase 2 of GDHIF – But is this just a reinvestment of funds?

November 11th, 2014

The Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is to be re-launched in November with an additional £100m. But is this money simply a reinvestment of funds from past initiatives?

The popular cashback incentive for energy saving measures saw are surge of applications before shutting early in July. But will all of these installations actually happen?

Jos Mister of YES Energy Solutions investigates what’s really happening with GDHIF and how imminent voucher deadlines could be the lifeline for the next phase of the programme.

To read the full article visit: http://www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk/48,news,gdhif-round-two-is-it-really-new-money.html

Boiler Packages for Everyone

August 28th, 2014

With another cold winter approaching, now is the perfect time to upgrade your old boiler.

The last thing you want is for your heating system to break down when you need it the most. With a new energy saving boiler, you can keep warm and reduce your fuel bills for years to come.

To help local residents prepare for the winter months, Yorkshire Energy Services’ installer division – YES Energy Solutions has launched three new boiler installation packages.

Homeowners across Yorkshire and Greater Manchester can now take advantage of affordable A-rated condensing boilers, that are professionally installed by industry approved, Gas Safe engineers.

YES Energy Solutions has a boiler package for everyone:

Installer-with-boilerBronze
From £1,599 Inc VAT
• Glow-worm Flexicom 30 CX Combination Boiler
• Installed with standard pipe work* and system flush
• MagnaClean Filter (removes sludge)
• Digital programmer
• Brand new flue
• 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (parts & labour)**

Silver
From £1,849 Inc VAT
• Glow-worm Ultracom 2 CXI Combination Boiler
• Installed with standard pipe work* and system flush
• MagnaClean Filter (removes sludge)
• Digital programmer
• Brand new flue
• 5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (parts & labour)**

Gold
From £2,249 Inc VAT
• Glow-worm Ultracom 2 CXI Combination Boiler
YES-ES-Logo-Web• Installed with standard pipe work* and system flush
• MagnaClean Filter (removes sludge)
• Digital programmer
• Brand new flue
• 5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (parts & labour)
• Glow-worm annual servicing programme for the full warranty period

 

The prices above are subject to technical survey and relate to a straight boiler swap. If you require a more extensive installation then the price will be verified at the survey stage.
* Standard pipe work includes up to 6 meters of copper piping. If any extra pipe work is required, this will be detailed in your quote as an additional cost.
**The Warranty is provided on condition that the boiler is serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions’ boiler and central heating installations.
Call 0800 952 0036 or visit www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk

 

New Cashback Scheme for Energy Efficiency

June 9th, 2014

The Government has launched the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) – a new scheme which offers homeowners cashback when they invest in major energy saving services.

If you choose to improve your home’s energy efficiency, for a limited period you could claim money back for the installations carried out. (Subject to survey)

External solid wall insulationWhat’s on offer:

  • Homeowners that invest in external solid wall insulation can now claim up to £6,000 from the Government.
  • Residents that get two specific energy saving measures installed (e.g. a new boiler and double glazed windows) can claim £1,000 cashback.
  • If you have recently moved house in the last 12 months, you could get an additional £500 if you choose to invest in home efficiency improvements.

All measures must be installed by a Green Deal Approved installer.

See a full list of all the eligible energy saving measures for the GDHIF.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund replaces the Government’s old Cashback scheme which was launched last year. The new fund offers private residents a larger incentive for investing in high ticket home improvements.

External solid wall insulation is the primary focus of the initiative, as residents can now claim up to two thirds of the cost when having the work carried out.

Yorkshire Energy Services’ installations subsidiary – YES Energy Solutions are currently helping residents in Kirklees access the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The company has been working in the Almondbury and Cleckheaton areas to help local residents claim money back for external solid wall insulation.

Beverley Thorp, Business Development Manager at YES Energy Solutions explained:

‘We are delighted that the Government has now launched the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. This will certainly help residents cover the majority of the installation costs. Many of them will be able to claim up to £6,000 Cackback towards the work.’

‘External solid wall insulation not only helps people save energy but it can also dramatically improve the visual appearance of a property. Thanks to the new scheme, people can improve the look and feel of their homes without breaking the bank!’

Yorkshire Energy Services is currently working with Kirklees Council to offer interest free loans* for energy saving home improvements. Residents in Almondbury or Cleckheaton that choose YES Energy Solutions as their external solid wall insulation installer will not only be able to claim money back through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, but could also take out a Kirklees Energy Help Loan to split the remaining cost into interest free monthly instalments.

*Subject to credit check. 8% Administration charge applies when taking out the loan.

Find out more about the Kirklees Energy Help Loan.

Get more information about the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

To find out if YES Energy Solutions are working in your area, contact 0800 952 0036 or visit www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk

A BIG Energy Success!

March 17th, 2014

After saving an estimated 53,947 tonnes of CO2 emissions across Yorkshire and the Humber from 2010 – 2014, representatives of the BIG Energy Upgrade will meet on Friday 21st March to celebrate the scheme’s success and economic impact.

The pioneering programme helped improve the thermal efficiency of hundreds of ‘hard to treat’ homes and supported thousands of householders living in fuel poverty. It was the region’s first retrofit programme to adopt a ‘whole house, whole community’ approach to domestic energy efficiency.

The BIG Energy Upgrade supported 14 of the region’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods by offering funding and advice for home efficiency improvements including the installation of solid wall insulation. The programme was delivered by a consortium of diverse organisations including: six Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Yorkshire Energy Services CIC and the University of Sheffield.

Not only were whole communities renovated, but a multitude of jobs were created which helped boost the regional supply chain and the local economy. Activity in areas of Kirklees, Leeds, Barnsley, Doncaster, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire has left a positive impression with local residents and visitors and could well influence the future of community based energy efficiency schemes in the UK.

The BIG Energy Upgrade is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which support local businesses and create jobs. (For more information visit: www.communities.gov.uk/erdf)

Find out more about the impacts of the BIG Energy Upgrade, visit: www.big-energy-upgrade.com

Boiler Grants & Loans for Goole Householders

February 5th, 2014

If you own or privately rent a property in Goole (East Yorkshire), you could take advantage of a pioneering scheme for home heating improvements.

Yorkshire Energy Services’ installer subsidiary YES Energy Solutions, is working with the leading boiler manufacturer Glow-worm to help householders access grants and loans for boiler upgrades. The two companies are currently working across Goole promoting the Government’s ECO scheme, and highlighting the support available to eligible residents.

If you receive certain state benefits and your current boiler is not working efficiently, you could claim a grant to cover the cost of an ‘A’ rated replacement. Hundreds of householders could benefit and get energy efficient boilers installed at no cost.

For residents that don’t qualify for the ECO scheme, YES Energy Solutions are offering housholders the chance to take out low interest home improvement loans (subject to credit check).  Installation costs can be divided up into monthly instalments with the benefit of a no deposit guarantee.

The campaign in Goole was created off the back of a similar initiative managed in the East Midlands, where hundreds of homes received free or discounted boiler upgrades. Both YES Energy Solutions and Glow-worm share an ethical approach to project delivery and hope to reduce the instances of fuel poverty across the country.

Find out more about the Goole affordable heating scheme.

To book a free survey or to discuss the ECO scheme, contact YES Energy Solutions on: 0800 952 0036.