Latest News from Earthmine

New Tailored Home Energy Report Now Available

March 2010

Earthmine is proud to announce that it can now offer the Parity Home Energy Masterplan to householders in partnership with the Green Energy Centre and Parity Projects. The Green Energy Centre has brought the Parity Home Energy Masterplan to Sheffield because it gives householders a tailored and accurate assessment of the ways to reduce energy use in their home. The report shows the financial and CO2 savings of all available options as well as the likely cost, so householders can be sure they will get the maximum savings for their investment. Click here for more information.

Harrison Cameras Solar Panel Shortlisted for Award

February 2010
The solar panel that Earthmine helped to install at Harrison Cameras was recently 1 of only 3 microgeneration schemes shortlisted for the Best Commercial Installation at the Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Partnership Awards. The shortlisting was thanks to an application penned by Jo at Earthmine.

Ecotek Standby Saver Now Available

February 2010
standby saverThe Ecotek Standby Saver, first seen on BBC's Dragons' Den, is now available from Earthmine in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sheffield. The Standby Saver is ideal where you have appliances with standby settings and it's hard to get at the plugs. With the Standby Saver they can easily be switched off at the mains with the press of 1 button on a remote control or when you power down your PC. Earthmine stocks both the infra red and USB versions. The cost is £17.50 with £2.50 of the sale price going to the Rotary CO2 Offset Trust, which supports energy efficiency and CO2 reducing projects around the world.

Earthmine meets Council Leader

August 2009
Jo met Paul Scriven as part of Sheffield City Council's programme of consultation with local businesses. See the meeting on Paul's blog

Harrison Cameras Capture the Sunshine

August 2008
Harrison CamerasHarrison Cameras on London Road, Sheffield have installed 30 solar panels on the roof of their shop which will were commissioned on Friday 8 August 2008 by Glyn Harrison and Jo Crawshaw of Earthmine. The energy they produce is visible on the meter in public view in the shop.

Harrison Cameras is one of the first small retail units in the Sheffield area to adopt this type of renewable energy and it has helped the company’s drive towards energy efficiency. When they moved into the current building it was designed with energy efficiency in mind, including insulation on the walls, double glazed laminated glass and loft insulation. They also have recycling for paper and card and have put in a shower and bike storage facilities so staff can cycle to work. Not only that, a cycle shelter has been added to the adjacent car park for their customers’ use – Harrison Cameras are encouraging their customers too!

Glyn’s dream is to be 100% on generated renewable energy. Glyn has gone a long way towards his target by buying his electricity from a supplier that only supplies renewable energy and they will also buy any surplus energy that Harrison Cameras produce – so they can already state that they only use renewables. He says, “I would like any business space in the area to be as energy efficient as possible and I am pleased to lead by example.”

Glyn used Energy Consultancy, Earthmine, to help him analyse the best way forward to become energy efficient. “Earthmine made it easy to take action and helped us secure a grant from the Low Carbon Building Programme so that we could go ahead. It is not just about light bulbs, it can be time consuming and Earthmine kept us motivated to see it through. We are delighted with the results. Without Earthmine the project would not have been possible.”

Earthmine are a 1-stop shop that helps businesses and householders access different ways to save and generate energy and so reduce the carbon footprint and protect the environment. Jo Crawshaw from Earthmine worked closely with Glyn Harrison to ensure the PV panels were the best option to meet his requirements. Earthmine specialises in collating the information to find the best solutions, and when a decision is made will do the legwork to find the installers and suppliers, help source grants to help you pay for it and show you that the results really work.

Press release by Tracy Viner