Energy Saving with Pilkington energiKare™
Windows containing Pilkington energiKare™ from companies listed on our supplier finder meet the new regulations which came into effect on 1st October 2010.
From this date all replacement windows must be a minimum of Window Energy Rating (WER) band C. More highly rated windows, B and above, will additionally meet the recommendations of the Government backed Energy Saving Trust as Energy Saving Recommended products.
Windows containing Pilkington energiKare™ energy efficient glazing from other companies can achieve these levels offering you all the benefits of cost and energy saving.
So when you are choosing your replacement windows you can be sure that windows incorporating Pilkington energiKare™ are particularly energy efficient. By saving on the amount of energy lost through your windows you benefit by not needing as much energy to keep your home warm. All of which will help to make your carbon footprint smaller and enable you to do your bit to help the environment.
Installing Pilkington energiKare™ will help reduce your household’s energy usage and CO2 emissions. As part of a Government initiative, British Gas are working with Pilkington supporting energy saving products.
Key statistics from the Energy Saving Trust
- Each household in the UK creates around six tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. That's six times the weight of the rubbish a household throws away in a year.
- Each household in the UK produces double the carbon dioxide emissions that the average car produces in a year.
- The average household could save around two tonnes of CO2 a year by making their home energy efficient.
- If everyone with gas central heating installed a new condensing boiler, we'd cut emissions by 13.1 million tonnes. We'd also save almost £1.8 billion per year on our energy bills and enough energy to heat over 3.7 million homes for a year.
- If everyone installed cavity wall insulation, we'd cut CO2 emissions by more than 6.8 million tonnes, enough to fill more than 1.3 million hot air balloons.
- If every home that could had 270mm loft insulation we'd save almost 4 million tonnes of CO2, the same as the annual emissions of around 710,000 homes.
- If everyone put an insulation jacket on their hot water tank, we'd cut CO2 emissions by 670,000 tonnes - enough to fill around 134,000 hot air balloons.
- If everyone in the UK installed one energy saving light bulb, we'd save enough CO2 to fill the Albert Hall nearly 2,000 times.