New benefit scheme currently available to over 100,000 employees across the UK, leading the race to reduce residential emissions

  • Leading electricity and financial services firms have already signed up to the scheme
  • Home heating currently accounts for 20% of all UK emissions

Heat Scheme Limited, the UK’s first ever home heating employee benefit scheme has launched to help consumers save up to 50% on their energy bills and to help them reduce staff emissions at home.

Heat Scheme provides a home improvements consultancy service and tech-enabled solutions to residents who seek to reduce heat loss and costs, optimise energy consumption, improve resilience of their homes and reduce carbon footprint.

It is available to all participating organisations as an employee benefit scheme which gives staff access to 1:1 consultations and enables participating employers to roll out interest-free loans and grants for free home improvements.

Patrick Dougherty, director and founder of Heat Scheme said: “I am very pleased to see these outstanding companies adopt Heat Scheme. Supporting employees beyond workspaces demonstrates a true commitment to reducing the impact on climate across the entire value chain, starting with their most important asset – their people.

“What’s more, focusing on reduced staff emissions and staff wellbeing through reduced heating bills in the midst of high energy prices supports corporate pledges for climate protection and reaching Net Zero.”

Leading companies have already signed up for the scheme such as UK Power Networks, the distribution network operator for electricity covering South East England, the East of England and London.

Other notable organisations to sign up to the scheme include:

  • Principality Building Society, the sixth-largest building society in the United Kingdom
  • QEQ, a leading asset management company with $750 billion of assets under administration
  • OLIVER Agency/ Inside Ideas, the world’s first and only advertising company to build in-house marketing teams and ecosystems

Susan Bond, HR services manager at UK Power Networks explained their reason for adopting the scheme: “This scheme will help our employees increase their home energy efficiency, cut their carbon emissions, discuss home improvements such as insulation and save on heating costs. We look forward to working with Heat Scheme to provide this innovative scheme to all our employees.”

With 20% of the UK’s emissions coming from homes and 80% of which is generated by gas boilers and oil burners, companies are realising the critical part they have to play in empowering their employees to make climate-friendly choices outside their workspaces.

Aimee Smith, sustainability manager at Principality Building Society said: “Reducing carbon emissions is a core priority for us and this scheme fits perfectly in supporting our staff in reducing their emissions at home. That the scheme supports reducing heating bills too is an added bonus.”

Rebecca Owen, sustainability manager at OLIVER Agency believes that Heat Scheme will play a key role in helping to reduce its footprint, with 17% of OLIVER’s 2023 UK carbon footprint coming from working from home emissions.

“To reach our net zero targets we need to offer solutions and support to help our people transition to renewable energy at home.

“By partnering with Heat Scheme, OLIVER can both reduce business emissions, while also offering employees tangible benefits like improved home energy efficiency and cheaper energy bills.

She added: “The expert knowledge and verified contractors heat scheme provide enables our employees to make changes with confidence. We look forward to working with the Heat Scheme team going forwards and seeing its results.”

For further information about Heat Scheme, you can visit https://heatscheme.co.uk/ and contact info@heatscheme.co.uk