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Following the production of an open letter to the government from more than 50 major construction and property groups, energy efficiency looks set to become a hot topic for the new Tory government.

Influential figures from BAM Construct UK, Barratt Homes and Travis Perkins were amongst those who urged the Prime Minister to make energy efficiency an infrastructure priority as part of efforts to cut the budget deficit.

They believe building energy efficiency can stimulate economic activity, strengthen our international competitiveness and create thousands of jobs whilst lowering energy costs for businesses and homeowners.

If the government agree to make energy efficiency an infrastructure priority, funds could be substantially increased to meet targets and there could be a national rollout of energy-efficiency measures in existing housing stock. House builders could also be required to make new builds zero carbon, delivering onsite emissions savings technologies instead of just offsetting carbon emissions.

“There are a number of new targets coming into force over the next few years for private landlords as well as domestic and commercial contractors,” said Epicuro founder Professor Denis Chamberlain.

From landlords needing to meet new energy-efficiency standards by 2018 to non-domestic buildings needing to be zero-carbon by 2019, it is important that the government and specifiers start working together now to help the UK meet its green targets.


“Innovative products such as Oleonic, which helps to keep buildings cooler in summer and warmer in winter, can play a key role in reducing carbon emissions and increasing the energy efficiency of all structures."

“The benefits of Oleonic have already been acknowledged by specifiers for a wide range of projects and with both business and homeowners becoming increasingly aware of the energy efficiency of their properties, our formula could play a key role in achieving new targets.”

27th July 2015