Heat Hero Commended at Houses of Parliament Sep 13, 2016

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Ian Calvert, the Sales Development Manager at YES Energy Solutions, has received an NEA Heat Hero Award at the Houses of Parliament.

Ian was selected as one of 16 winners from a pool of over 60 entries for his commitment to reducing fuel poverty.

He was commended by Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney who was delighted that a man from his constituency has been recognised for supporting vulnerable residents. He explained:

“Ian is a great example of someone who has gone over and above to help people in real need. Fuel poverty is growing issue in the UK and we need to tackle it head on. 
"I’m delighted that there are proactive organisations in the West Yorkshire area that are pushing to make fuel poverty a thing of the past. I’d like to congratulate Ian and YES Energy Solutions for their commitment and hope their valuable work continues to thrive.”

The Heat Hero Awards is an annual ceremony run by the national fuel poverty charity – NEA, in partnership with Scottish Power. The event celebrates individuals that have made a significant commitment to helping people save energy and money.

Ian was thrilled to have been selected for the award. He said:

“I couldn’t believe it when I got nominated. I was just doing my job really, but it’s always great to get recognised, especially when you’re helping people that really need support. 
"It makes you feel good to know that our work is helping people improve their quality of life so they can cut down their fuel bills.”

Since 2015 Ian has been managing one of YES Energy Solutions’ targeted insulation schemes in North Lincolnshire, helping vulnerable and elderly people in Park Homes keep warm for less.

Due to their thin walls and non-traditional heating systems, Park Homes are some of the least energy efficient properties in the UK. YES Energy Solutions have secured funding through the NEA’s Technical Innovation Fund to provide full insulation upgrades to over 30 properties.

Ian was nominated as a Heat Hero for his commitment to householders. He went over and above the call of duty to help residents engage with the scheme and get the support they required. He spent time explaining the different insulation stages, scheduling extra visits around residents with specific needs and even gave bespoke energy saving advice.

What’s more, Ian actually carried out some of the installation work himself, after a sub-contractor let him down, spending his weekends insulating the floors of several Park Homes.

Find out more about the North Lincolnshire Park Home Insulation Scheme

Find out more about the NEA Heat Hero Awards

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