Archive for the ‘Home Insulation’ Category

Ryedale DC Launch New Energy Efficiency Scheme

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Ryedale District Council has launched a new scheme to help local resident keep cosy and warm this winter.

Ryedale TeamThe Ryedale Energy Saver Scheme offers eligible householders access to a series of grants and loans to fund home insulation and heating improvements.

The scheme, which is managed by YES Energy Solutions on behalf of the Council, helps local residents reduce their fuel bills with a strong focus on helping vulnerable householder’s improve their health and wellbeing.

Wall insulation, boiler replacements and other energy saving measures can be funded through a variety of sources including: Council grants, low cost loans and capital from the Government’s ECO programme.

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YES employee branded national Heat Hero

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Ian Calvert - YES Energy SolutionsYES Energy Solutions’ sales manager, Ian Calvert has been selected as one of NEA’s national Heat Heros for his work in helping vulnerable residents in Park Homes save energy and money.

On the 7th September, Ian will accompany 16 other finalists at the Houses of Commons to receive his award.

Ian manages the North Lincolnshire Park Homes Insulation Scheme – an innovative initiative helping improve the look and feel of 35 properties to help reduce fuel poverty in Scunthorpe.

Throughout the scheme Ian has gone over and above the call of duty to help local residents save energy and cut their fuel bills. This included scheduling extra appointments around residents with specific needs, offering bespoke energy saving advice and actually installing floor insulation to help residents trap even more heat.

The Heat Hero awards are an annual event run by NEA in partnership with ScottishPower that celebrate individuals who have made a significant commitment to reducing fuel poverty in the UK.

Find out more about Ian the Heat Hero

Park Home Insulation Video

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Watch our latest video showing the benefits of Park Home Insulation.

YES Energy Solutions has been working with residents in Park Homes to help them reduce their fuel bills and keep warm for less.

See the different installation stages and hear from residents who are now enjoying lower heating bills and warmer homes.

Find out more about Park Home Insulation.

Call: 01422 880100 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri) or Contact Us

The last six months

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

It’s been an eventful six months at YES Energy Solutions.

Penguin Waving SlantedHaving won ECO funding in April to help vulnerable residents improve their heating facilities, we are now supporting a series of SME installers to expand their operations and target fuel poor communities.

We’ve teamed up Northern Gas Networks and soon will be implementing a project to help connect residents across Yorkshire to the mains gas grid.

Our external wall insulation project in Stamford is running at full pelt thanks to a proactive partnership with South Kesteven District Council.

And as the year draws to a close we have redefined our social values to ensure that all of our work focusses on reducing CO2 and alleviating fuel poverty.

Follow the links below for more information on our latest developments:

Fighting fuel poverty with E.ON
Since winning an ECO funding contract with E.ON, YES Energy Solutions has supported the developments of several SME installation firms and helped hundreds of householders out of fuel poverty.

Cooking on gas
YES Energy Solutions has joined forces with Northern Gas Networks, to help several vulnerable communities make the switch to a more cost effective household fuel.

Warmer homes in Stamford
Having recently insulated over 500 Council properties in South West Lincolnshire, YES Energy Solutions has recently won a new external wall insulation contract with South Kesteven District Council.

Say YES to solar
Despite the Government’s plans to reduce the Feed in Tariff subsidy, YES Energy Solutions has taken on a number of domestic and commercial solar PV projects.

Be Green, Be Gracious, Be Great!
We have implemented some new company values to ensure that our work always achieves our mission: to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty.

Affordable finance
Since the collapse of the Green Deal Finance scheme, householders have been struggling to find the means to invest in energy efficiency without breaking the bank. That’s why YES Energy Solutions has teamed up with Norton Finance to help make energy saving measures more affordable for our customers.

Installer benefits
During the last six months we have created a series of packages to help our Green Deal Installer Hub members develop their businesses and remain competitive.

 

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions and our partnership opportunities. Visit: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk or call 01422 880100.

Smart Meters & Funded Gas Connections

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Installer-with-ECO-CardIn our October E-shot to members of Green Deal Installer Hub, we cover the latest energy efficiency news and views including: customer reactions to Smart Meters, the new criteria for the Fuel Poverty Network Extension Scheme and the latest installer casualties since the Feed in Tariff regression announcement.

Top stories:

Installation giants fall into administration
Two of the UKs largest energy efficiency companies have gone into administration reflecting the current struggle of the whole industry.
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New criteria for funded gas connections
If you’re a gas heating engineer and work in partnership with a gas network, then you may be interested to find out that the eligibility criteria for funded gas connections is changing.
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Smart meters getting smart results
84% of householders using Smart Meters would recommend them, a new report revels. With nearly two million Smart Meters installed in homes throughout Britain, campaigners are declaring the product a ground breaking innovation.
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Southampton ECO scheme set to improve 1,500 homes
Targeted communities across Southampton will benefit from a host of funded energy efficiency measures as part of a new Local Authority scheme.
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Have your say in the Bonfield Review
Peter Bonfield is encouraging organisations from across the energy efficiency industry to contribute to his Government commissioned review, which could shape the future of green policy in the UK.
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Birmingham tops Local Authorities for the highest number of ECO installations
Analytics experts, Resourcematics have created a GIS map which highlights the current geographical patens of installations carried out under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
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EPC Service in West Yorkshire
YES Energy Solutions are offering West Yorkshire contractors a competitive EPC service covering HHCRO assessments from just £65.
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Affordable Installer Insurance
Save money on your insurance requirements by taking advantage of your Hub member discount.
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YES Energy Solutions manages Green Deal Installer Hub, a national network of insulation, heating and renewable energy contractors.

If you’re an installer and would like to keep up to date with the latest news, policy announcements and events: Join the Hub

Policy Proposals & Cuts to Green Energy Subsidies

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

gdih_birdYES Energy Solutions has published the September 2015 E-shot for the members of the Green Deal Installer Hub network.

In this issue we provide an update of the proposed cuts to the Feed-in-Tariff scheme and what this means for the solar PV industry. We review reactions to other policy changes including the cuts to on shore wind subsidies and the future of the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme.

If you’re an installer and would like to receive regular updates on funding opportunities, training, news and events, visit: www.greendealinstallerhub.co.uk

E-Shot Sept 2015:

Feed in Tariff Cuts
The Government is proposing to cut the Feed in Tariff incentive for solar PV by 87% in 2016.
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Will ECO be extended?
Energy Professional blogger, Colin Anderson warns that thousands of jobs may be at risk if a decision to replace or extend the ECO scheme is not made soon.
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Birmingham Energy Savers Scheme Closes
A major Council backed energy efficiency scheme, which planned to install insulation and heating measures in up to 60,000 Birmingham homes, has closed due to the recent shake up in Government policy.
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HHCRO Funding Opportunity
There is still an opportunity for installers to claim HHCRO funding for eligible boiler replacements and insulation installs through YES Energy Solutions.
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Norton Finance

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

YES Energy Solutions is making energy efficiency affordable thanks to a new partnership with Norton Finance.

Norton Finance SquareWe’ve teamed up with one of the UKs longest established finance brokers to offer our customers affordable loans for heating, insulation and renewable energy technologies.

Norton Finance are committed to excellence and have an impressive track record in helping householders get the most suitable financial solutions and competitive rates.

No Deposit Guarantee

By taking advantage of a Norton Finance loan you will have nothing to pay up front as all fees are simply included in your monthly repayments.

You can make your home warmer and more energy efficient without paying everything out up front in one lump sum.

You can use a Norton Finance loan for many of our energy saving products and services including solar PV panels, replacement gas boilers, central heating installations and external solid wall insulation.

So If you want to save energy and slash your fuel bills without breaking the bank, find out more about our partnership with Norton Finance and how you could access an easy to pay loan.

Call YES Energy Solutions on: 0800 952 0036

Or visit: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk

Norton Finance loans are subject to terms and conditions.

YES Energy Solutions and Norton Finance are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

VAT, Government Cuts and Insulation Robots

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Central Heating InstallerYES Energy Solutions provides an update on the latest developments affecting installers and the wider energy efficiency sector.

Find out how Government cuts could impact the Department of Energy and Climate Change, how VAT may increase for home efficiency measures and how robots could be the future of the insulation industry:

 

Green Deal Installer Hub – June E-Shot 2015

Will VAT Rates Rise for Energy Efficiency Measures?
The European Court has told the UK that the current tax breaks in place for energy saving measures are illegal under European law. This could means that measures such as insulation, solar panels and heat pumps would be affected by a VAT increase.
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Could Government Austerity Kill GDHIF?
An article published by the Independent suggests that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) could be the next casualty in the Government’s latest drive of austerity measures.
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Scotland Makes Energy Efficiency a National Priority
The Energy Bill Revolution has had a campaign breakthrough as the Scottish Government announces plans to make energy efficiency a ‘National Infrastructure Priority.’
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Energy Companies Over Achieve ECO 1
For the first time, installation figures have been published for the entire period of ECO 1 and ECO 1.2 (Jan 2013 – March 2015), showing that all Energy Companies exceeded their targets and are also making head way with their ECO 2 obligations.
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ECO Funding – Limited Opportunity

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

YES Energy Solutions has ECO funding available for new installer partners.

If you are a member of our Green Deal Installer Hub network, then you have an opportunity to tender for CERO, CSCO and HHCRO funding for your forthcoming projects.

To find out how you can get involved follow the link below:

YES Energy Solutions – ECO Funding Opportunity

New Cashback Scheme for Energy Efficiency

Monday, 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