Prospective Pilkington energiKare™ Partners will need to meet specific qualifying requirements in order to complete the approval process. IGU Partners must demonstrate that their IGU manufacture meets EN1279-3 for Argon filling or EN1279-2 for Air filling with warm edge spacer bar. Window Partners must hold or, for installers only, demonstrate that their window supplier holds, a Window Energy Rating of C or above. Window companies who are buying Pilkington energiKare™ energy efficient glazing from an approved IGU Partner but do not hold an official WER may alternatively register as Pilkington energiKare™ Associates. Associates are not promoted on our supplier finder and are eligible to receive only limited support materials.
IGU Partner Approval
Following submission of your Partner Agreement and Registration Form we will ask for evidence of your EN1279-3 or EN1279-2 certification. Simply fax this through to us on: 01744 692880.
- If you are applying for the certification please let us know your expected time to completion.
- If you need any help or advice do contact your Pilkington representative or our helpline.
- We can supply you with IGUs until you are ready so that you can start your promotion. Again, contact us for supply details.
Window Partner Approval
There are a series of easy steps to gaining your approval which are summarised here.
- Internal Preparation: Simulation and Quality Management
Simulation involves checking that your product meets the basic thermal performance requirements. This is carried out by approved simulators. Pilkington has a database of results for the most popular profiles in conjunction with Pilkington energiKare™ called WER V4 so if you contact us we can help you.
Quality Management means that you have a recognised system in place such as ISO 9001 or similar.
- Select an Independent Agency (IA): There are a number of IAs. We are working with Buildcheck www.buildcheck.co.uk who can carry out the simulation and liaise with the IA on your behalf. Contact our helpline for advice on how to do this.
- IA verification: Results from Approved Simulators are automatically accepted by the IAs. The IA will check on the presence and operation of a suitable quality management system or, if the manufacturer does not have one will audit the existing system to check whether it complies.
- WER Registration: At this stage the IA informs the WER scheme provider of the results and asks for formal recognition and listing. With the BFRC, once the fees have been paid, the manufacturer is listed on the BFRC website which is promoted to homeowners.
- Use the WER label: to provide information about Building Regulations to specifiers and consumers and hence promote your sales.