The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is continuing to lobby the government for change, to help achieve its Net Zero target.
The GGF has recently conducted comprehensive research into the part that glazing can play and the findings were conclusive…
Even though some 86% of homes already have double glazing installed (which was the government’s previous argument for excluding the home improvement glazing sector from the Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO+)) we know that it is not the full story.
Seventy percent of all windows installed since 2002 only comply to a ‘C’ energy efficient rating and, therefore, do not meet the current building standards that are relevant today.
The research calculates that a significant 80 million windows would benefit from immediate replacement, saving as much CO2 as taking 1.88 million cars off the road!! To further demonstrate the benefits, the research estimates that the average annual saving per household for upgrading their windows to the current standards would be in the region of £400 each year.
The research leaves little room for scepticism about the impact of glazing on carbon emissions.
We at Window Wise will continue to support and strive for lower emissions by, where possible, only installing ‘A’ rated energy efficient windows.