With net zero targets being high on the governments’ agenda, not just in the UK but worldwide, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it is working with British Glass to research the impact glass and glazing has in making buildings more energy efficient and carbon reducing.

John Agnew, GGF Managing Director

This new research will show how glass types perform in buildings and why the government should be giving the glass and glazing industry more consideration in future initiatives or policies when it comes to energy efficiency and zero carbon. The report is expected to be finalised in the coming months.

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John Agnew GGF Group Managing Director comments “The GGF has been working closer with British Glass for a few years and this latest collaboration cements our strong working relationship.”

Dave Dalton, CEO British Glass

Dave Dalton, Chief Executive of British Glass adds, “British Glass and the GGF have had a long standing partnership for many years and on several projects and campaigns. It’s essential for the industry to collaborate to amplify our voice to government for the benefit of the sector.”

Aligned to the research, the GGF will also survey other trade bodies in the glass, glazing and fenestration sectors to explore concerns and find common ground. In doing so the GGF aims to present the importance of energy efficient glass and glazing, to improve the existing and new building stock, whilst making a valuable contribution to reducing carbon emissions.

James Lee, GGF Director of External Affairs

This recent collaboration complements the GGF’s current activity with other trade associations in the wider construction sector including; Construction Products Association (CPA), National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), British Energy Efficiency Federation (BEEF) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

James Lee, Director of External Affairs explains, “Working with the wider industry bodies is hugely beneficial for the GGF as they provide live forums to share information and to find out how other sectors are coping with the challenges facing the broader construction industry. Our regular meetings with CPA, NHIC, BEEF and CLC focus on helping the wider environment by engaging with government on how our sector can reduce carbon emissions and achieve the net zero targets.”

John Agnew summarises, “Since 1977, when trade associations from all sides of the industry came together to form the GGF, the Federation has continuously worked with other trade organisations to advance the interests of Members and in many cases, for the betterment of the entire industry. Our industry collaborations are imperative to increase our voice and progress our shared objectives for the benefit of all in the industry and the consumer.” A presentation on the current Net Zero activity will take place at the GGF’s annual conference, GGF Members’ Day on the 22nd September. This event is virtual only and the GGF will release more details in the coming weeks.