Profile 22 Secures Sustainable Housing Awards Short Listing for its Low Carbon Recycled Window System

Published: 9th July 2011

Profile 22 Secures Sustainable Housing Awards Short Listing for its Low Carbon Recycled Window System

Profile 22, has been short listed in the sustainability innovation category of the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011 for its low carbon BRE rated recycled window system RECO22.

The fourth year in succession that the Epwin Group PVC-U windows systems company has achieved a short listing, RECO22 is manufactured solely from recycled material.

Using just six per cent of CO2 in production compared to profile manufactured using virgin material the system secured a dedicated A+ rating across all domestic applications from the Building Research Establishment in February this year.

This is a first and to date the only award of a dedicated A+ BRE rating for any window system in any material type. The system also boasts its own listing in the BRE’s Green Book Live.

Achieving a u-value of as low as 0.8W/m2K, RECO22 also delivers significant energy and by implication CO2 savings in life.

Andrew Reid, commercial sales development director, Profile 22 said: “We have a window that in using recycled profile dramatically cuts the CO2 used in production and by combining recycled content with advanced thermal performance will help cut CO2 during its service life.

“It supports the sector in hitting targets in new build in the Green Guide, the Code for Sustainable Homes and for cutting the carbon footprint of existing social housing.”

The Sustainable Housing Awards, organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister publication Sustainable Housing, focus on the best green social housing projects and innovations. Last year nearly 600 people attended the event, which was hosted by comedian Mark Watson, and in 2009 Jon Snow was the master of ceremonies.

Nick Duxbury, editor of Sustainable Magazine said: “Now in their fourth year, the Sustainable Housing awards 2011 have, once again, been inundated with entries from the leading green organisations featuring the most innovative and impressive projects in the UK.

“It is a fantastic achievement for Profile 22 to be shortlisted in the face of such fierce competition. We are thrilled to be able to host the awards ceremony that recognises the work of the housing sector’s sustainable pioneers.’

This year’s event will be hosted by comedian, actor and climate change campaigner Marcus Brigstocke and held at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane on Friday 21st October.

For more information on Profile 22’s range of next generation high performance products visit or call 01952 290910.

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