Delivering a clear-cut role for glazing in the Green Deal

Date: 15 March 2012
The UK Government’s Green Deal consultation is generating significant controversy. The NSG Group – manufacturer of Pilkington glass – however welcomes clear recognition from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the potential role glazing can play as a key element of the policy.

At the same time, it is building on engagement to date – over the last eighteen months with ministers and MPs, and discussions with DECC itself – to help ensure this potential is fully realised.

With energy efficiency glazing proposed as an official ‘qualifying improvement’, the Green Deal is set to provide consumers and businesses with the opportunity to install high performance glass, when appropriate, at no upfront cost. Property owners will then pay for the installation through savings on their energy bills. This in turn provides an opportunity for the glazing trade to supply and install more ‘added value’ glazing product in homes and workplaces across the UK.

Although a range of other qualifying improvements is more likely to be specified over glazing in the first instance, it has a key role to play. This especially includes specification alongside solid wall insulation and improving in ‘hard to treat’ older properties, by replacing single glazed sash windows with far more efficient vacuum glazing options such as Pilkington Spacia. Its inclusion in the scheme more broadly underlines the growing relevance of high performance glass as part of the energy efficiency agenda.

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