Saint-Gobain responds to Energy Bill Revolution’s report

  • 5 Nov 2014

The EBR calls for low income homes to be brought up to Band C on an Energy Performance Certificate by 2025 through energy efficient measures, and would like all other households to be offered 0% interest loans to improve their EPC standards by 2025 as part of a major infrastructure investment programme.

Jade Lewis (pictured) has said that more needs to be done to tackle fuel poverty

UK lags behind EU countries for energy efficiency

Advocacy Leader for Saint-Gobain, Jade Lewis, described the report as ‘a positive approach to improving the UK’s housing stock, which is one of the poorest in Europe in terms of energy efficiency.’

As buildings are responsible for almost 37% of all UK carbon emissions, the report highlights how important it is that the figures are reduced nationwide.

The report carried out is the first of its kind to assess the fiscal impacts of such an ambitious retrofit programme and how it can provide a long term solution to fuel poverty for the millions of struggling homeowners.

Jade Lewis, said: ñMuch more needs to be done to simplify and incentivise the uptake of energy efficient retrofit measures if we are to reduce emissions from the built environment, meet our UK carbon reduction targets and tackle fuel poverty.î

Visit Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland's website

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland
Saint-Gobain House
Binley Business Park
United Kingdom

Leave a Reply

Latest news

West Fraser

West Fraser strikes the right pitch for Essex joinery specialist

A firm of joinery specialists operating across London and the Home Counties has been making extensive use of West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero boards.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls


Top marques for Gilberts Blackpool at Land Rover

In designing a modern environment that exuded quality, architect Studio Hagger specified Gilberts’ GSLS slot diffusers to supply and extract the ventilation at a Land Rover showroom.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Facility Management & Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Retrofit & Renovation


The MCRMA communication on the Joint Competency Initiative

The MCRMA proudly stands in support of the Joint Competence Initiative (JCI) and has been actively involved in the advancement of the JCI alongside others. 

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Cladding, Facades, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, Publications, Roofs, Walls


Zypho has officially become part of the Aliaxis Group

Aliaxis is a global leader in the design and production of fluid management solutions for the building, infrastructure, industrial, and agricultural segments.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Drainage, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency