Archive for April, 2010

Green Huddersfield Company Encourages Walk to Work Week

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Green Huddersfield Company Encourages Walk to Work Week (26th-30th April)

Yorkshire Energy Services, based in Huddersfield are encouraging people to ditch the car between 26th-30th April and Walk to, from or during Work for the national Walk to Work Week.

As a company that actively encourages people adopt low carbon lifestyles, it’s good to see that they practice what they preach. Over half of Yorkshire Energy Services employees are swapping cars for their trainers to get fit whilst doing their bit for the environment.

Yorkshire Energy Services employees will walk a collective 150 miles during the Living Street’s campaign reducing the number of miles travelled by car and public transport and contributing to both to a cleaner environment and a happier, more productive office.

With 50% of all UK car journeys now 5 miles or less and a high proportion of these accounting for journeys under 1 mile, that could easily become a 15-minute walk for so many people.

Transport Coordinator Liz Henry told us ““We all know that walking is good for us; a walk in a morning helps to kick start our metabolism, burns calories, improves mental agility and reduces stress whilst slashing overall CO2 emissions. With these benefits in mind there is no reason why some of us can’t walk more and use the car less”

Sign up and add to the cause by visiting www.walkingworks.org.uk/walk-to-work-week

For more information on Yorkshire Energy Services visit http://www.yorkshireenergyservices.co.uk/ or call  0800 052 7496.

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A NATION OF HOMEBIRDS

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

 

A NATION OF HOMEBIRDS: PEOPLE IN YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER SPENDING MORE TIME AT HOME THAN EVER BEFORE

New survey reveals increase in the amount of time people are spending indoors.

Hallway is the coldest room in the house for Yorkshire and Humber homeowners.

Energy Saving Trust launches an Energy Spring Clean to make homes more energy efficient – and warmer too.

A new survey has revealed that people in Yorkshire and Humber are swapping nightlife for homelife.

The poll, conducted by ICM on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust, has revealed that more than a third (34 per cent) are spending more time at home than than before due to the economic climate.

However, whilst the lure of home is stronger than ever for people in Yorkshire and Humber, the majority will be avoiding the hallway if they can – with one in five (18  percent) people surveyed believing it is the coldest place in their home. 

Now, to help combat the chill and save some money in the process, The Energy Saving Trust (xx March) is calling on people in Yorkshire and Humber to give their home a dust-down and take a spring clean with a difference.

The organisation, which provides free and impartial energy advice to householders, has created some top-tips which can fatten your wallet, reduce your carbon footprint – and make Yorkshire and Humber homes warmer than ever.

Energy Saving Trust Chief Executive Philip Sellwood, said: “The worst winter in years and having to watch our spending has forced many of us to spend more time at home than ever before.

“Now, Spring is upon us and it is time to take the Energy Saving Trust’s Energy Spring Clean Challenge and see your energy bills tumble.

“Our top tips are simple and some can be done in a matter of seconds. Some of them only require the flick of a switch or the turn of a tap.

“Following our advice will help save you money which could then be spent on items like loft insulation which will make your house warmer next winter.”

The Energy Saving Trust has created a list of 10 things every householder should do*:
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THE SOLAR PANEL IS THE NEW DESIGNER KITCHEN

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

 

THE SOLAR PANEL IS THE NEW DESIGNER KITCHEN: PEOPLE IN YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER WOULD PAY MORE FOR A GREEN HOME

Over a third of people across the region would pay more for a home that had been fitted with a renewable energy source.

More than half want to know if their home is suitable for renewable energy.

Changes in the environment and changes to their income are changing the priorities and attitudes of householders across the country.

Research released Tuesday 1 September 2009 by the Energy Saving Trust reveals that almost a third of Yorkshire and the Humber residents are happy to speculate to accumulate when it comes to housebuying decisions.

Of those polled, more than  a third (35%) said they would be willing to pay more for a home where some of their energy supply came from renewable resources such as wind, solar or hydropower.

And it seems they are more interested than ever about installing a renewable energy source to their property. Of those surveyed, 55 percent said they would like to know if their home is suitable for renewable energy.

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