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

  • Joanne Wade"Lumbered with a backward-looking mindset" By Pedro Guertler

    Speaking at an event on delivering heat networks in Parliament today, ACE Director Joanne Wade made reference to a remarkably pertinent speech on energy given by David Cameron to the Local Government Association in 2006 (thanks to Electrical Review's Gossage column in its Jan/Feb 2016 edition).

    He concluded at the time: "The future of energy is not top-down, it's not centralised - it's bottom-up and decentralised."

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ACE Campaigns

  • ACElogoPress Release: 'Scandalous' - winter deaths surge, but Chancellor slashes help for cold homes by 42% By Jenny Holland

    On the same day that official figures reveal that last winter’s Excess Winter Deaths were at their highest level for 15 years, ACE has described as ‘scandalous’ the Chancellor’s announcement of a 42% cut in the help available to households living in dangerously cold homes. They have also expressed disappointment that, despite allocating £100 billion for infrastructure projects, Mr Osborne has chosen to spend not one penny of this pot to make the UK housing stock more energy efficient.

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ACE Research

  • NCornwall report coverLocal stories - Energy Efficiency in North Cornwall constituency By Pedro Guertler

    Our second in a series of area-based energy efficiency reports covers North Cornwall constituency. We spoke to local energy efficiency practitioners, and investigated national datasets that are detailed enough to tell us something about the area. We aimed to raise awareness of the benefits energy efficiency can bring locally, the hard work involved to achieve them, and the opportunities and challenges that still remain in North Cornwall. We're pleased to have seen the Western Morning News and Business Cornwall cover it.

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Guest Blog

  • David WeatherallTaking action to improve energy refurbishment of flats By David Weatherall

    Most people might assume that flats are warmer than houses. After all, every flat has at least one other dwelling above or below it, making it a lot more difficult for heat to escape. And flats tend to be newer than houses, with more modern construction, glazing and insulation features.

    And across the English housing stock the average energy efficiency of a flat is indeed higher than that of a house. But that fact masks the problem that we’re not improving our older flats with energy efficiency upgrades at the same rate as we are our houses.

    One type of flat stands out as England's coldest home - flats in buildings that were formerly single houses (“converted flats”). One in ten converted flats poses a serious threat to health and safety of occupiers because of the risk of dangerous, excess cold - a risk over twice that in the rest of the stock.

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ACE Members

  • 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

  • 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

  • Superglass Insulation Ltd

    PrintManufacturers 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vaillant
  • Rockwool Ltd
  • Superglass Insulation Ltd
  • Worcester Bosch
  • Plumb Center
  • Knauf Insulation (UK) Ltd
  • Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency
  • Sheffield Insulations Ltd
  • Dow Chemical Co Ltd
  • Kingspan Insulation Ltd
  • InstaGroup
  • Honeywell Control Systems Ltd