Posts Tagged ‘Low Carbon Lifestyle’

Green Deal Preparations for Yorkshire Energy Services

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Yorkshire Energy Services are collaborating with Stroma Certification to engage UK communities in readiness for the Government’s new Green Deal scheme.

Green Deal launches in October 2012 and aims to help householders and small businesses reduce carbon emissions affordably.  The scheme will provide consumers energy efficient improvements to homes and buildings with no upfront costs, but provide a payment plan that relates to energy bill savings.

Stroma Certification Ltd, is one of the UK’s leading certification providers and has been accepted to participate in the pilot accreditation project for certification of Green Deal Installers (GDI) and Green Deal Advisors (GDA) services – run by the Department of Energy and Climate (DECC).

Due to Yorkshire Energy Services Community Interest Company status, Stroma are keen to develop relations with the organisation and work in partnership to improve communities across the UK.  Stroma Certification are currently developing a training and development programme for Yorkshire Energy Services, and are in the process of delivering the Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) and Non Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEA) courses for key staff, which will be followed by Green Deal Advisor training when it becomes available in June.

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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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