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Wetherby invests £200,000 in environmental initiatives!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 26, 2015


Wetherby Building Systems, the leading provider of solid wall insulation, is expecting to see its carbon footprint reduced by at least 40% following an investment of more than £200,000 in new environmental initiatives over the last 12 months.

With a mission statement of ‘creating a greener future’, Wetherby is already committed to operating as a sustainable business as much as possible and has further enhanced its environmental credentials by implementing activities that will help to reduce its energy consumption, increase its recycling output and save carbon emissions.

A major investment has come from the installation of 329 solar panels on
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Autumn statement – energy & the environment

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 26, 2015


Following yesterday’s announcements – the NIA have released a schedule of the main points raised, relating to energy efficiency:

As well as higher wages and pensions, and lower taxes, the government is implementing a package of measures to reduce the projected cost of green policies on the average annual household energy bill by £30 from 2017. The bulk of these savings will come from reforms to the current Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. This will be replaced from April 2017 with a new cheaper domestic energy efficiency supplier obligation which will run for 5 years. The new scheme will upgrade the
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ECO replacement MUST protect vunerable homeowners!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 25, 2015


On the day George Osborne delivered the Autumn Statement, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the winter mortality figures for 2014 / 2015, which sadly made for very grim reading.

More than 43,000 excess winter deaths occurred in 2014 / 2015, the highest number in 15 years, with 27% more people dying in winter months compared to non-winter months. One of the greatest concerns was that the majority of these deaths occurred in people over the age of 75, with cold homes a key factor in the cause of deaths.

The statistics released by ONS come just days
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Government ‘must do more to help vulnerable households this winter’

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 23, 2015


Poor insulation and high energy prices mean many people will be cold, says Age UK – and support is inadequate.

The government must take “urgent action” to protect older homeowners from the potentially deadly consequences of living in a cold home, a report given exclusively to The Observer claims.

 

 

One person – generally elderly – will die every seven minutes from cold-related diseases this winter, according to charity Age UK. “Only the government can change this and we call on it to act,” says director Caroline Abrahams ahead of the charity’s Campaign for Warm Homes, which kicks off
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Wetherby to make appearance at HOMES 2015

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 10, 2015


On 18th and 19th November, 3,000 housing professionals will descend on London Olympia for Homes 2015, the UK’s only dedicated national event for building and building homes, creating dynamic and sustainable communities and delivering value for money.

By INMOTION and Homes have joined forces, which has created one of the largest events in Social Housing & this gives visitors the opportunity to see the latest products, services and technological innovations specifically designed for the housing sector.

Wetherby are in the midst of final preparations for the event & will be eager to discuss our range of energy efficient solutions. Come meet our technical
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