Keeping up to date with rapidly changing energy efficiency issues and environmental legislation is of paramount importance to everyone in the window and glass markets. But with so much going on, it can be a minefield to keep on top of it all, get the real facts and decide which are opportunities or pitfalls. Edgetech UK and other industry experts hope to provide all the answers, as well as a platform on which the glass and window industry can debate, in a free one day seminar, ‘Increase your profits: Energy Efficiency in Focus’, on May 10th.
Andy Jones, Sales Director and General Manager of seminar sponsors Edgetech comments: “Our industry underwent massive changes in 2005 and this looks set to continue in 2006. Thanks to new legislation and other industry wide initiatives on energy efficiency, there are significant opportunities out there for any ambitious company – whether fabricator, sealed unit manufacturer, installer, system company, specifier, glass processor or machinery supplier - to exploit. This seminar will present the facts. Companies can’t afford to stand still to see what others will do before acting themselves, particularly in a market as competitive as the glass and window industry.
“The new British Fenestration Council (BFRC) energy A−G rating versus U-values has already provoked much discussion. Many believe the Window Energy Ratings system aids home owner recognition, adds value and margin and is therefore worth pursuing. Others say as a voluntary scheme, that takes time and money, why bother? And what’s the future of Part L? Impartial speakers carefully chosen from among the industry’s leading experts will be presenting the facts on these topics and more, so you can make up your mind and take decisions that are best for your business based on fact.”
The Seminar will take place on May 10th 2006 at Coventry football team’s home ground the Ricoh Arena. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. More information about the seminar with a programme of the day and confirmation of the speakers will be available soon, but anyone interested in getting involved can call Anne O’Connor at Edgetech on 02476 705570 or Fiona Lund at seminar organisers Michael Rigby Associates on 01453 521621 for more information at this early stage.