Epwin Group to Showcase Award Winning ‘Green’ Innovations

Published: 21st November 2009

Epwin Group to Showcase Award Winning ‘Green’ Innovations

The Epwin Group, the specialist low maintenance building materials group, will be showcasing its award winning range of advanced sustainable and energy efficient PVC-U products at ecobuild 2010.

This will include its pioneering new window, which manufactured from PVC-U profile made entirely from recycled material and installed commercially in social housing in Manchester, scooped the Best Recycled Product Award at the National Recycling Awards 2009.

At the forefront of sustainable development in PVC-U building technology, other innovations from the group on show will include the low carbon rainwater system from Swish Building Products. Manufactured from 84 per cent recycled material the rainwater pipe and gutter range produce 70 per cent less CO2 than would be created in manufacture from virgin material.

Jim Rawson, chairman, the Epwin Group said: “The Epwin Group is fully committed to working in partnership with all those with an interest in the construction industry, whether residential new build, social housing refurbishment or home improvement, to deliver more sustainable but also warmer and more secure homes.

“In pursuit of this aim we have and continue to invest in an extensive research and development programme, to deliver a new advanced generation of products. At the same time we continually review our own house keeping operation to drive efficiency and minimise the impact of our businesses on the environment.”

As part of this ongoing programme of investment the Epwin Group through its window systems company, Profile 22, has also launched a ‘green’ new build window system. This features the very latest in advanced performance energy efficient window technology combined with a cavity closer manufactured from 98 per cent and a sill system with a 92 per cent recycled content,.

This innovation has made a significant contribution in PVC-U’s ‘A’ and ‘A plus’ Green Guide rating from the Building Research Establishment, which recognises PVC-U as one of the most sustainable building materials.

Jim added: “The challenge to the construction industry is clear – we must take responsibility for the impact our industry has on the environment but moreover we have a responsibility to develop and deliver innovative new products and new buildings that that can actively contribute to a more sustainable future.

“The Epwin Group is fully committed to supporting this process.”

For more information on sustainable and energy efficient products from the Epwin Group come and see us at stand 1660, ecobuild at Earls Court London from
March 2 to 4 2010.

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