Spotlight shines on eco specialist

Crowds gather on top of Beacon Hill above Halifax to watch a lightshow staged by eco firm Ploughcroft.
Crowds gather on top of Beacon Hill above Halifax to watch a lightshow staged by eco firm Ploughcroft.

Brighouse eco-roof specialist Ploughcroft has helped to bring the Northern Lights to Calderdale.

On Friday, May 1, the “Northern Lights” appeared across the skies of Yorkshire for one night only. Coinciding with the Tour de Yorkshire, where the spotlight was already on the region, the unique awareness event sent out a positive “green” message, as the local energy efficiency specialist lit up Halifax’s Beacon Hill and the surrounding skies.

At regular intervals Ploughcroft also diverted the lights away from the tower to focus on exciting historical buildings in the surrounding area that it will be working on in the near future. The spectacle was so bright it required clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Chris Hopkins, Managing Director at Ploughcroft Eco-roof, said: “We are extremely proud that we have been able to help homeowners across West Yorkshire make such dramatic energy savings, and that’s why we decided to fund this event; helping not only celebrate this milestone, but spread awareness into the importance of energy efficiency measures in the home.”

Ploughcroft’s “Eco-Roof” allows homeowners to insulate 100-year-old Yorkshire stone properties.

Since launching Eco-Roof in 2014, the company has helped homeowners across the region save hundreds each year on their energy bills and, as of this month, the running total of cost savings has reached an incredible £1m.