Our Mission

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  • ACE aims to reduce overall energy demand to ensure a secure and sustainable energy future.
  • Through our lobbying, campaigning and research we help to achieve sensible and consistent policy, legislation and targets.
  • ACE works to raise a positive awareness of energy conservation and encourage increased investment in all energy saving measures.

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ACE Perspective

  • andreweibi2013It’s official. Energy consumption in the UK is on the way down By Andrew Warren

    Latest Government statistics reveal that while the UK’s GDP has increased by almost 60 per cent since 2000 energy consumption has actually declined. Here is a simple test for everybody. By how much has UK energy consumption already increased during this century? Actually, this isn’t just a question for generalists. I have been regularly trying it out on energy specialists in companies, in trade bodies. Even among the senior civil service. The answer given varies. But almost without exception, the response is that consumption has gone up. Sometimes by 5 per cent, sometimes 10 per cent, sometimes 20 per cent or more. I then ask: how much do you think the country’s wealth has increased over the same period? And when I tell people that – even despite the recession - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen by no less than 58 per cent between 2000 and 2012, I instantly get a re-evaluation of how much energy consumption has grown.

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ACE Campaigns

  • PRS joint statementJoint statement issued today calling for tough, enforceable regulations in the private rented sector By Jenny Holland

    ACE has today joined with nearly 30 other civil society organisations in issuing a joint statement calling on the Government to lay without delay tough, enforceable regulations to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard in the private rented sector. The sector has the highest proportion of the very worst homes (those in EPC Bands F and G) – with nearly half the households living in them suffering from fuel poverty. The Energy Act 2011 required the Government to bring forward regulations to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard, expected to be set at Band E. However, these regulations look likely to be laid at least a year later than expected, leaving landlords and tenants alike facing uncertainty and confusion. We are therefore calling on the Government to lay the regulations as soon as possible, to specify that the standard will be Band E in all circumstances and to ensure that exemptions will be kept to an absolute minimum.

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ACE Research

  • DECCThe Future of the ECO: a £245m windfall for energy suppliers? By Pedro Guertler

    Today, we submitted our response to DECC's consultation on the future of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). This is the consultation which seeks to rubber-stamp cuts to the ECO amounting to £30-35 off the average energy bill. We, and many others, have consistently argued that cutting Britain’s only national energy efficiency programme – designed to reduce household energy bills and carbon emissions in the long term – to achieve a modest one-off energy bill reduction is completely perverse. But our analysis with the Energy Saving Trust, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency finds that the cuts amount to more: nearly £42 per household - yet energy suppliers are only handing back around £32.50, on average, to each household. This represents an aggregate windfall to energy companies of £245 million this financial year.

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ACE Members

  • Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency

    Insulation guarantors

    CIGA is an independent agency with its own secretariat that provides independent 25 year Guarantee covering cavity wall insulation. It is governed by a council of "System Designers" (who supply the insulation material) and registered installers, with support from trade associations and Government bodies.

    www.ciga.co.uk

  • Dow Chemical Co Ltd

    Manufacturers of extruded polysterene insulation products

    Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to improve living daily. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products.

    www.dow.com

  • Vaillant

    Energy-saving solutions for heating, cooling and hot water

    The Vaillant Group is an international family-owned company with more than 135 years experience in the heating and hot water technologies industry. As one of the world's market and technology leaders, the company develops and produces tailor-made products, systems and services for heating, cooling and hot water, and is the one of the largest European manufacturers within the sector.

    The Vaillant Group is established and active with production and research and development sites in over 20 countries worldwide. As the UK's number 1 heating manufacturing group, Vaillant Group's UK operations include the market leading brands Vaillant, Glow-worm and Heatline.

    www.vaillant.co.uk
    www.glow-worm.co.uk
    www.heatline.co.uk

  • Honeywell Control Systems Ltd

    Suppliers of domestic heating and combustion controls

    Honeywell are the leading suppliers of domestic heating and combustion controls in the UK with products that include time, temperature, gas and water controls, designed to provide the homeowner with the best in comfort, energy and health solutions.

    www.honeywelluk.com

  • Sheffield Insulations Ltd

    Distributors of insulation, roofing and commerical interior products

    Sheffield Insulations has 50 years experience in insulation distribution. As part of the SIG plc Group, we supply materials for thermal and acoustic, dry lining, fire protection and house building.

    We offer more than 50,000 brand name products from leading manufacturers with rapid responses to customers enquiries via our 20+ branch network.

    www.sheffins.co.uk

  • Mark Group

    Providers of whole house energy efficiency solutions

    Mark Group began insulating homes back in 1974 and recognised that this is the first step in helping save energy, money and carbon emissions. Today, Mark help make over 3,000 homes more energy efficient every week, from their 14 regional locations.

    Their services are tailored for individual homeowners as well as builders, architects, local authorities and government bodies.

    www.markgroup.co.uk

  • Worcester Bosch

    Manufacturers of heating and hot water systems

    Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd. is the UK operation of the Bosch group’s heating and hot water division, manufacturing condensing boilers as well as solar water heaters and ground source heat pumps. Part of the Bosch Group, our products are designed, manufactured, sold and distributed with the quality and reliability that is synonymous with the Bosch name.

    www.bbt-uk.co.uk

  • Carillion Energy Services

    Energy Services Company

    Carillion Energy Services (CES) is one of the UK’s largest independent energy services providers and a major installer of renewable technologies. Through its activities across a range of markets, including social housing, commercial and non domestic property, and private housing, CES is focused on helping customers reduce their energy costs and make carbon savings.

    CES is part of Carillion Plc, which has more than 50,000 employees operating in support services, Public Private Partnership projects, and offering construction capabilities in the UK, Canada and the Middle East.

    www.carillionenergy.com

  • Rockwool Ltd

    Manufacturers of mineral wool insulation products

    Rockwool Ltd, based near Bridgend, South Wales is the UK's leading manufacturer of mineral wool insulation for thermal, fire and acoustic protection. Only Rockwool is authentic and wholly natural, recreated from natural processes that exist only in nature.

    www.rockwool.co.uk

  • Kingspan Insulation Ltd

    Insulation manufacturers

    Kingspan Insulation specialise in the solution of insulation problems and offer the widest range of insulants available from any UK or Irish manufacturer. Kingspan Insulation is a member company of the Kingspan Group plc, one of Europe’s fastest growing building product groups.

    www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk

  • Saint-Gobain Isover UK

    Insulation manufacturers

    As the world's leading manufacturer and innovator in mineral wool insulation, ISOVER aims to create safe, efficient and environmentally positive thermal, acoustic and fire safe solutions for customers and end users.

    For over 40 years, ISOVER has pioneered and perfected the technologies that have set new standards in the building industry.

    www.isover.co.uk

  • Celotex

    Insulation manufacturer

    Celotex is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high performance PIR thermal insulation boards. As such, when you choose Celotex insulation, you are accessing an unrivalled product and service package that has evolved through a process of constant innovation spanning eight decades.

    The evolution continues with intensive product development to ensure that our product range provides thermal insulation solutions that meet the requirements of current legislation as well as the demands of building professionals, specifiers and users. All of the company’s products are manufactured at its plant and HQ in Suffolk.

    www.celotex.co.uk

  • Knauf Insulation (UK) Ltd

    Manufacturers of mineral wool insulation products

    Knauf Insulation is UK's leading insulation company. It represents one of the most respected and progressive names in European building products. Knauf Insulation is the only UK manufacturer of glass mineral wool, rock mineral wool and extruded polystyrene insulation products, giving an unrivalled range for building, H&V, process and appliance insulation, as well as fabrication applications.

    www.knaufinsulation.co.uk

  • InstaGroup

    Insulation manufacturers

    InstaGroup was founded in 1980 in response to an increasing public awareness of the need to conserve heat and energy, both to protect the environment and reduce consumption of the world's resources.

    www.instagroup.co.uk

  • Superglass Insulation Ltd

    Manufacturers of mineral wool thermal and acoustic insulation for domestic and industrial buildings

    Superglass Insulation Ltd., which has 211 employees, began operations at its Stirling site in 1987 and quickly established itself as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of insulation products. Superglass offer a comprehensive range of products, which are certified for use throughout Europe. They are manufactured from glass fibre mineral wool and are designed to provide high quality thermal and acoustic insulation.

    www.superglass.co.uk

  • Plumb Center

    Suppliers of plumbing and heating products

    With over 490 branches nationwide, Plumb Center is one of the UK's leading suppliers of plumbing and heating products including central heating systems, bathrooms, showers, drainage and renewable technologies. It has developed training centres in Leamington Spa and Sevenoaks where around 13 renewable products courses are on offer, and has 38 commercial Centers of Excellence located in carefully selected branches across the UK.

    www.plumbcenter.co.uk

  • Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency
  • Dow Chemical Co Ltd
  • Vaillant
  • Honeywell Control Systems Ltd
  • Sheffield Insulations Ltd
  • Mark Group
  • Worcester Bosch
  • Carillion Energy Services
  • Rockwool Ltd
  • Kingspan Insulation Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Isover UK
  • Celotex
  • Knauf Insulation (UK) Ltd
  • InstaGroup
  • Superglass Insulation Ltd
  • Plumb Center