YES Energy Solutions’ CEO Duncan McCombie, and Non-Executive
Director Janet Russell OBE, spoke about the opportunities open to organisations
to intervene in the plight against fuel poverty.
By demonstrating the process of the Government’s Energy Company Obligation Scheme with past examples of projects such as the Doncaster Central Heating Scheme, those attending the workshop were given an insight into the benefits of ECO.
Duncan McCombie, speaking after the event, said: "The conference was a success, and the attendance of our workshop shows the desire to fight the ‘heat or eat’ crisis. Engaging with those in the housing sector helps spread the word about available opportunities."
Duncan McCombie and Janet Russell, YES Energy Solutions share valuable insight and understanding of EC03 and its practical application in tackling fuel poverty #CIEHhousing — Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (@The_CIEH) May 15, 2019
A range of experts from different fields spoke at the
conference to provide an overview of the current state of housing in the UK and
how this ties in with health.
Emma Garratt, Head of Enforcement for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, gave a keynote speech at the conference.
The 2019 conference focused on improving standards and
safety, with discussion on the Tenant Fees Act, Rating and Council Tax Act
2018, a review of the latest Housing Health and Safety Rating System guidance,
an update on The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, and fuel
Other workshops that ran explored the mitigation of
overheating risks with housing design, and the new standard for fire safety
YES Energy Solutions sponsored The CIEH Housing and Health Conference which runs annually, with
this event being the 11th year.