Knauf Insulation joins the Sustainable Energy Association

Published:  10 February, 2014

Knauf Insulation has joined the Sustainable Energy Association to take an active role in developing the policies that matter to the energy-efficiency and low-carbon sectors.

John Sinfield, managing director of Knauf Insulation, said: “We welcome the opportunity to be proactively involved in the development of this new trade association. The government is missing the economic opportunity that an integrated approach to building energy requirements provides, combining energy efficiency measures with onsite low-carbon technologies. The Sustainable Energy Association has a vital role to play in shaping this agenda.”

Dave Sowden, chief executive of the Sustainable Energy Association, added: “We are delighted to welcome Knauf Insulation to the top table of the Sustainable Energy Association. The addition of another key player in the energy efficiency and building materials market to our executive committee further strengthens the signal to government that the demand side has a great deal to offer in reducing energy bills, relieving fuel poverty, enhancing energy security, and taking us more quickly to a low-carbon future.

“Demand-side energy solutions generally cost less during their lifetime than almost every ‘big energy’ solution. We look forward to working with Knauf Insulation and our wider membership to help us strengthen this key message in a way that is founded on sound economics, properly researched costs, and is constructive across the political spectrum.”

CPL Industries, a major biomass manufacturer, also joined the Sustainable Energy Association’s executive committee two weeks ago.

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