Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust works with consumers, businesses and governments at all levels to ensure UK homes are energy efficient. This is done with various policy positions that provide a framework for action that is affordable and deliverable by Government.
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The Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation which helps people to save energy every day. The trust is very influential in driving behaviour change and their experts speak with millions of householders as well as provide consultancy to UK businesses and international companies each year, inspiring new programmes and policies.
A Sustainable Future
The Energy Saving Trust plays a fundamental role in progressing the energy efficiency agenda and are committed to the idea of a sustainable future. Their impartial and independent advice is underpinned by pioneering world-renowned research.
Through technical and consumer research, they lead the way in transforming how consumers and companies think about energy, developing new research to identify opportunities for energy efficiency interventions across communities.
Their case studies show how they have come to help people save energy and promote energy efficiency behaviour change across all sectors: communities, commercial projects, homes and travel.
Energy Efficient Windows
The best double glazing glass for an energy efficient window is low emissivity (Low-E) glass. This speciality glass often has an invisible coating of metal oxide on one of the internal panes. This glass has the ability to let in lots of light whilst reducing heat loss within the home.
If you are looking to replace windows in a listed building or conservation area then there are likely to be restrictions on what you can do with your windows. You should contact your local authority before carrying out any work.
Should you not be able to replace your windows in your home then there are several non-intrusive alternatives which can help improve energy efficiency. These include fitting heavy, lined curtains, shutters, sealed blinds or secondary glazing.
Energy Saving Trust Recommended Logo
The Energy Saving Trust will endorse any double glazing rated B or above. You can check a double glazed windows energy efficiency by looking for the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo and British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) energy label.
The Energy Saving Trust recommend homeowners choose a certified system and a certified installer. In order for consumer to be eligible under the Feed-in Tariff scheme or the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, the installer must be accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.