Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 30

INDUSTRYNEWS GREEN DEAL AND TRADING STANDARDS DEBATE CONTINUES »»Following a number of complaints regarding Green Deal providers, Chloe Smith MP raised the issue in a debate in the House of Commons. Prior to the debate the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) briefed Ms. Smith and other MPs on; • The importance of Glazing in Domestic Energy Efficiency • Incentivising the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation • Energy Efficiency in Private Rented Properties In addition, the GGF issued a statement on Politics Home website raising the concerns over the policing of the Green Deal and ECO supply chain. To read the full statement visit: https://www.politicshome.com/document/ press-release/glass-and-glazing-federation/ ggf-ahead-chloe-smith-mp-westminster-halldebate Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive, commented, “We’re happy to brief all MPs on our campaigns and the key issues affecting our Members and the wider industry. It came as no surprise that the policing of Green Deal was the subject of debate. Both Green Deal and ECO continue to struggle to inspire homeowners and companies and verifying the authenticity of those in the supply chain is fundamental for any scheme to work.” To read the Parliamentary debate on Green Deal and Trading Standards please click here http://www.publications.parliament. uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150210/ halltext/150210h0002.htm Best practice passive fire protection at FIREX The GGF will be supporting BM TRADA’s programme that will highlight the benefits of effective passive fire protection through a range of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and free seminars at this year’s FIREX International show. »»GGF will be promoting fire-resistant glazed systems and how they form an essential built-in element in all types of buildings, particularly because of the unique properties of fire-resistant glass in combining transparency with robust resilience against fire. Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs commented: “We are delighted to support BM TRADA’s activities at FIREX with our technical support, literature and of course promotion to architects, specifiers and building facilities managers. It is very 30 » JUN 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M positive that the importance of fire resistant glazing will be highlighted at this high profile exhibition.” All visitors to the BM TRADA stand will be offered free copies (normal retail value £200) of the GGF’s unrivalled specialist publications; “A Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of FireResistant Glazed Systems” and “The GGF Standard for: The Specification and Installation of Fire-Resistant Barriers containing Glass for Resistance against the passage of Fire and Products of Combustion.”