Supply chain representation for glass and glazing industry

  • 3 Jun 2015

The founder members of the Glazing Supply Chain Group are:

  • British Glass (BG)
  • Council for Aluminium in Buidling (CAB)
  • European Window Film Association (EWFA)
  • Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA)
  • Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF)
  • The Steel Window Association (SWA)

Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs commented: “It’s extremely positive that we now have this joint Group set up to support key campaigns to try and influence and possibly change policy to help companies in the industry supply chain.”

The Glazing Supply Chain Group’s main objectives are:

GGF Deputy Chief Executive Giles Willson

  • To represent the supply chain in the glazing industry and act as the collective “voice of the industry” to Government (local, national and European) and related organisations.
  • To promote the benefits of energy efficient glass and glazing and highlight the environmental advantages to key Government departments.
  • To increase awareness of the Group in the construction industry and in the political arenas.
  • To increase the size of the Group and involve (unite) more trade bodies who share the Group’s core messages and who will endorse the Group’s activities for the good/benefit of the industry.
  • To maintain a non-commercial, independent, clear and progressive messages on behalf of the Glazing Supply Chain.

Dave Cox, President of the European Window Film Association said: “The industry can only benefit from this new group and I am sure that more support from other trade bodies will be forthcoming, to enhance the Group and its campaigns even further.”

The group’s first completed project is the National Energy Foundation (NEF) independent research report on the energy efficiency of windows/glazing and their contribution to the overall energy saving and reduction in carbon emissions from buildings in the UK.

The study was commissioned by the Group to identify:

  • How much energy can be saved if more existing domestic and non-domestic buildings in the UK install the most energy efficient commercially available glazing and associated technologies.
  • How can the uptake of energy efficient glazing and energy efficient glazing technologies be encouraged and incentivised. What barriers exist? What actions and messages are there for the policy makers and the glazing supply chain”

The completed report, entitled “Glazing in Buildings – reducing energy use” is available for download on the Group’s new website.

Contact:

Glass and Glazing Federation
40 Rushworth Street
London
SE1 0RB
LONDON

t: 0207 939 9101

Visit the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) website

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