Fuel poverty solutions workshop at the CIEH Housing and Health Conference May 20, 2019

Fuel poverty solutions workshop at the CIEH Housing and Health Conference

YES Energy Solutions ran workshops that looked into practical solutions to help solve fuel poverty at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Housing and Health Conference on May 15 in London.

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."

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 poverty.

Other workshops that ran explored the mitigation of overheating risks with housing design, and the new standard for fire safety inspection regimes.

YES Energy Solutions sponsored The CIEH Housing and Health Conference which runs annually, with this event being the 11th year.

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