With climate change a hot topic at the recent political party conferences, Pilkington has released figures showing an amazing 2.5 million tonnes of CO²will be saved in the UK over the next 20 years thanks to installations of energy efficient glazing Pilkington energiKare™. Calculations show that installing Pilkington energiKare™ saves householders, on average, more than 20 tonnes of CO² per window across its lifetime, compared to basic single glazing.
With more than a million windows incorporating Pilkington energiKare™ installed since the product’s launch in 2007, these results show Pilkington energiKare™ is an effective way to improve the energy-efficiency of a home. What’s more, Pilkington has estimated that if every household in the UK replaced their glazing with Pilkington energiKare™, over 20 years the nation would save a massive 234 million tonnes of CO² and £149billion off their fuel bills.
Andy McDowell, of Pilkington explained: “These figures show the real difference energy efficient glazing can have on CO² emissions in the UK. With more than 700 companies currently supplying Pilkington energiKare™ these savings are a perfect selling point for window companies. We urge those who supply Pilkington energiKare™ and the Pilkington energiKare™ family to householders to promote these results, and help householders not only improve the environment but save money off their fuel bills too.”
Pilkington energiKare™ combines two leading Pilkington products, Pilkington Optiwhite™ and Pilkington K Glass™, and can reduce net heat loss from windows by up to 90 per cent, when upgrading from single glazing. At the same time, Pilkington energiKare™ allows in more heat and light from the sun, contributing positively to a home’s energy requirements.
The Pilkington energiKare™ family is a range of energy efficient glazing for all property types. As well as Pilkington energiKare™ Classic which offers a WER rating of C, the range also comprises of Pilkington energiKare™ Triple which can exceed a WER rating of A, Pilkington energiKare™ Plus which can achieve a WER rating of A or B and Pilkington energiKare™ Legacy which is ideal for improving the energy efficiency of older buildings without changing the look of them. From new homes to traditional buildings, the Pilkington energiKare™ family meets and exceeds the proposed changes to Building Regulations for England, Scotland and Wales in 2010 and beyond.