Saffron promoted energy-saving scheme on Sky News’ ‘The Climate Show with Tom Heap’


Presenter Tom Heap and Project Lead Richard Egle Being Filmed Outside House

Television presenter Tom Heap, of Countryfile fame, recently visited some of Saffron’s Long Stratton properties to interview staff and tenants about the organisation’s leading energy-saving scheme.

Sustainability Project Lead Richard Egle, and a tenant from Manor Road, appeared on Sky’s ‘The Climate Show’ to promote the retrofit work that has seen 128 Saffron properties fitted with carbon-neutral upgrades.

Richard said: “I am delighted to have been able to promote the work of our Sustainability Team in an interview for The Climate Show on Sky.

“We are proud to have completed the installation of energy-saving measures on 128 Saffron homes. It is great to be recognised as we have all worked hard in achieving this milestone.”

We have been working alongside Powering Net Zero (PNZ) Group, a coalition of businesses aiming to decarbonize UK homes, and the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT), on this retrofitting scheme. PNZ put Saffron forward as a case study for The Climate Show, based on their involvement in the Retrofit Credits pilot scheme, launched last year.

The funding for Saffron’s retrofit works came from PNZ, the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, and Saffron Housing Trust’s own contributions.

The episode appeared on Sky News on Saturday 16th December, and is available to view on The Climate Show’s YouTube channel by clicking here.