Climate Energy wins NEA award to work with schools and help reduce fuel poverty in families
3 May 2011, News release from Climate Energy Ltd
Climate Energy recently won the NEA footprint award for the East of England as part of the council energy efficiency scheme it manages 'Herts Essex Energy Partnership' (HEEP).
The winners of the award were announced in December 2010, and Climate Energy was awarded £2,000 to run a project with schools across the East of England to teach children how to save energy and money, and promote the benefits of insulation to parents.
The project worked with 5 schools across Hertfordshire and Essex. Each school sent a letter home to their pupil's parents asking them to return a reply slip requesting a free no obligation survey of their homes, to see if they are suitable for loft and cavity wall insulation. The letter also asked the pupils to take part in a homework poster competition, where they designed a poster to show how to save energy at home.
Mr Virtue, Burleigh Primary School Head Teacher said:
"We were pleased to take part. This project not only encouraged our pupils to think about how they can save energy; but has also shown parents how they can save energy at home and the help they can receive to do so.
We are hoping that this will raise awareness across the whole school and really kick start our plan to reduce our carbon footprint."
In return for taking part in the project one child from each school had their name picked out of a hat to win some renewable technology kits worth over £200. If 50 or more parents returned reply slips, the school would be rewarded £500 to spend on energy saving measures or projects.
Climate Energy aimed to teach parents about the benefits of insulating their homes and through the fun poster competition; Climate taught pupils how climate change is affecting our planet, and what they can do at home to save energy.
Set up by 15 Councils across all of Hertfordshire and some of Essex; the energy efficiency scheme HEEP offers grants and discounts to homeowners and private tenants to help generate and save energy at home.
Loft and cavity wall insulation has been discounted to £148 each, with a special offer of £49 for residents living in Watford or Dacorum, or FREE for those who are in receipt of qualifying benefits and/or over the age of 70*.
With out the discount loft and cavity wall insulation could cost as much as £250 each. For more information call the HEEP scheme free on 0800 980 6026.
Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:"The Footprint Award winning regional project by Climate Energy is an excellent example of how promoting energy efficiency can help to reduce bills, cut carbon and improve comfort for those who need it most in the community."
* All offers are subject to a free no obligation technical survey, availability of funding and qualifying criteria
For further information please email Climate Energy Ltd