UK Fenestration Must Do More As New UN Climate Report Warns Of “Code Red”

The most comprehensive climate change report to ever be published by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by the UN) has today warned that humanity is on "code red" and that some of the changes already taking place on the planet, like sea-level rises, are irreversible. As a sector, along with all other [...]

By |2021-08-09T16:03:56+01:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: climate change, DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Morley Glass And B&P Windows Team Up For Glass Recycling

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass: Industry-leading integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass and Wakefield-based B&P Windows have teamed up to reduce their carbon footprints further by supplying all post-consumer glass products to Morley Glass to be put through their on-site glass crusher. Since 2019, Morley Glass has been accepting post-consumer glass and [...]

By |2021-05-21T13:17:22+01:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: DGB ECO, Morley Glass|

FENEX Announces Focus On Industry Sustainability At Main Event In September

As part of a wide a varied programme of topics and subjects that will be covered at the FENEX main event in September, one of the central pillars to the show will be a focus on fenestration sector sustainability and energy efficiency. Climate change and sustainability is the single most important issue facing every [...]

By |2021-04-22T15:10:03+01:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

It’s Time To Embrace Recycled PVCu, It’s Already Here

The other day I wrote about how the adoption of electric cars would cause issues for the fenestration sector. To catch up on that story click here. I also explored the subject of recycling and recycled materials and how they are the most readily available solution to increase the sustainability of how we operate [...]

By |2021-03-17T22:13:10+00:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

INOVYN Creates New Type Of Sustainable PVC

Our industry, like so many others, has a lot of work to do to reduce carbon emissions and our impacts on the environment. One major area that needs work is the production and consumption of materials. PVC is the one material that gets the most scrutiny. The resin used to make PVC is a [...]

By |2021-02-24T15:27:55+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Fenestration Has To Focus On Sustainability In 2021

2020 was supposed to be the year where we all focused on sustainability and climate change. Then COVID came and swamped every other issue on the planet. Rightly, we have had to focus most of our efforts on fighting that particular crisis, and with vaccines coming through, we all hope that by the end [...]

By |2020-12-04T17:30:06+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

The Issue Of Industry Sustainability Hasn’t Gone Away

Its nearly September, COVID has dominated pretty much all year, it's safe to say we can write it off and start looking towards 2021. The one major issue that 2020 was supposed to be about was sustainability and recycling. Even if COVID is going to be here for another year or not, climate change [...]

By |2020-08-31T13:14:20+01:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Ground-Breaking Thermocill Could Save Householders Hundreds Of Pounds

Scientist’s findings show that a simple yet ground-breaking device could save householders hundreds of pounds a year on their heating bills – and reduce the UK’s carbon emissions. Environment experts at the University of Salford put Thermocill, which is made entirely from recycled plastic, through exhaustive tests in their Energy House thermal comfort laboratory, [...]

By |2020-02-05T01:59:25+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

10 Ways To Make Your Fenestration Business More Sustainable

2020 is very much the year of sustainability. As a planet we're rapidly running out of time to attempt to rectify the damage that is happening to the world. Every person and every industry has it's own part to play to help the overall cause. If we don't, the ramifications will be disastrous, and [...]

By |2020-01-20T23:22:23+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Morley Glass & Glazing And Saint-Gobain Glass Take Recycling To The Next Level

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing is working in partnership with Saint-Gobain Glass to take recycling to the next level. The two companies are joining forces to recycle and re-use post-consumer glass; that is glass that has been taken out of old windows that have [...]

By |2020-01-02T10:00:12+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: DGB ECO, Morley Glass|

2020 Will Be The Year Of Sustainability, Every Fenestration Company Must Be On Board With It

If 2020 is going to be about anything, its going to be about sustainability. Assuming that is Boris gets his majority and the first part of Brexit is finally shoved over the line. You can see the momentum building already for it. Across all sectors, whether its tech, cars, travel, manufacturing, food or services, [...]

By |2019-11-19T23:49:11+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: DGB ECO|

Guest Post: Our Window Of Opportunity Is Now

“The future is ‘now’ for sustainability” article written recently by Windows Active editor, John Cowie, couldn’t have put it clearer. Now is the time for an injection of urgency when it comes to the world’s pursuit for sustainability. And our sector has an important role to play in leading the way, as buildings and construction [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:59:45+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

The Fenestration Companies Taking The Lead On Sustainability

Climate change is very much the focus right now. Iceland has laid a memorial to a glacier that no longer exists. The Amazon rainforest is being crippled by fires. We have had record heatwaves in the UK, Europe and the US. There are a number of crises in various places on the planet right [...]

By |2019-10-10T20:27:36+01:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Would You Manufacture And Sell More Recycled Fenestration Products?

Recycling is very much in the frame right now. Sorry. But it is, and as a sector we need to start getting used to the idea of recycling all that we use, and selling more fenestration products that are made in part, or whole of recycled materials. It's not the sexiest topic to talk [...]

By |2019-06-25T13:19:22+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, recycling|

Your Gaskets Might Be Getting Dumped, Not Recycled

Earlier on today I was pointed to an article on page 100 of the latest digital edition of GGP Mag. It was an article by Danny Williams. He is the MD of Pioneer Trading. His article was about the industry and recycling, but shedding light on what may well be a huge problem. He [...]

By |2019-10-10T20:30:17+01:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, recycling|
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