Member Spotlight: Liquid Jade

08 February 2023

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Liquid Jade is a café located in a Grade II* listed building in the heart of Hull’s Old Town. With support from the Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES), Liquid Jade received a Green Energy Grant to improve energy efficiency and help to keep its energy costs down.

The café offers over 50 different variations of quality tea, as well as delicious coffee and yummy foods, although, providing these treats is not their only mission. Helen Schofield, owner of Liquid Jade, has undertaken a series of changes in order to become a more sustainable organisation. Listen to her story below.

Helen has transitioned from footprint to footsteps, and has taken action towards her Net Zero ambition.

Due to the café being in a Grade II* listed building, it was too costly and would require planning permission to change the windows.  However, this didn’t put Helen off making the changes she could do, by updating the heating and lighting.  These modest changes reduced the café’s energy usage, allowing it to become more sustainable and Helen to save on her monthly bills.

The Green Energy Grant, which Liquid Jade received, was accessed through HBEES.  Find out more about the scheme via the link below, and to see if your business could be eligible for funding.  Businesses have until March 2023 to apply.  https://hullbees.co.uk/about/

Helen’s story shows that every business is capable of change, and the Oh Yes! Net Zero campaign is here to support you on your Net Zero journey too.

If you would like to join Liquid Jade, and a growing number of other organisations from across Hull and the Humber region, in receiving Net Zero guidance, advice, and top tips, sign up to the campaign today.