Clearview National September 2015 - Issue 166 - Page 4

FROMTHEEDITOR Stephanie, Clearview Editor With the recent demises of the Government ‘Green Deal’ initiative, many of us are wondering, what next? »»Some are arguing that the scheme, initially set-up to upgrade old and draughty housing stock by encouraging millions of households to take out loans to install better energy efficient products, was deemed a “total flop”. Emplas’s, managing director Ryan Johnson, exclusively shares his thoughts with Clearview about the lack of clarity for the fenestration industry and how windows and glazing would or wouldn’t be included in the scheme, leaving many never really buying-in to the overall scheme. Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive also comments, ‘The announcement was no surprise’, and tells how, the GGF had constantly advised the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) on the development of the Green Deal, ECO and its lack of clarity towards the fitting of windows and doors, meant it was never going to work for the fenestration industry. With such low numbers of glazing installations, a combined total of only 0.1% of the whole scheme, I question if the industry will actually miss the scheme, which really didn’t impact for the masses and became complicated for all to get their teeth into. Here’s hoping that the current Government’s next brainchild to support better energy efficiencies in the home, will be done so with a representation and inclusion from the industries which support the quest to produce a country of better sustainable homes. Have a great month Stephanie 4 » SEP 2015 » CL EARVI E W- U K . C O M Lockex announce main sponsors for 2016 show Lockex, the new innovative locksmith exhibition being held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry in 2016, is pleased to announce the exhibition’s first main sponsor for the show. »»ASSA ABLOY has signed up to be a part of one of the locksmiths industry’s most spectacular shows ever and has become a key sponsor, represented by four of its renowned industry brands; Yale, Mul-T-Lock, ABLOY and UNION. Launched to the industry in February this year, Lockex is dedicated to giving Locksmiths a fresh and exciting new way of experiencing ‘their very own trade show’. With a raft of highprofiled companies already signed up to exhibit at the show, ASSA ABLOY’s sponsorship now adds even further