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

  • PRSSubsidy cuts; VAT increases: threat or opportunity? By Joanne Wade

    The news for energy efficiency in the past week has seemed grim: an EU ruling on VAT rates that will increase the cost of energy efficiency investments by 14% and the announcement of a £40 million cut in DECC’s subsidies for energy efficiency. But let’s not despair. The French treat the issue of VAT differently. If we adopt their approach, we’ll incentivise more action on the energy performance of our homes than the 5% VAT rate alone has done. And there are better ways for DECC to deliver its energy security and climate change objectives. ACE has long called for a more long-term, robust framework that will enable the market for energy efficiency to develop sustainably, and now is the perfect opportunity for DECC to develop this.

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ACE Campaigns

  • parliament_logoACE's Seven Energy Efficiency Asks for the 2015-2020 Parliament By Jenny Holland

    Today, General Election day, ACE launches its seven energy efficiency asks for the next Parliament. They are:

    1. A new Energy White Paper;
    2. Buildings energy efficiency as infrastructure investment;
    3. The public sector must take a leadership role;
    4. Zero Carbon standard for new homes and commercial buildings;
    5. Minimum energy efficiency standards for existing buildings;
    6. Incentives for energy efficiency retrofits;
    7. Improving access to finance for energy efficiency measures.

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ACE Research

  • closertohomemapCloser to home - devolving delivery of energy efficiency and fuel poverty services By Pedro Guertler

    'Closer to home' presents the results of a study commissioned by Citizens Advice to investigate national models for locally-led delivery of energy efficiency and fuel poverty services. Led by the Association for the Conservation of Energy with support from CAG Consultants, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Dr Joanne Wade, the research comprised in-depth interviews with 40 expert stakeholders, five workshops and a survey of 70 local authorities - to develop proposals for a framework to govern greater locally-led delivery.

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ACE Members

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dow Chemical Co Ltd
  • Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency
  • Worcester Bosch
  • Plumb Center
  • Kingspan Insulation Ltd
  • Honeywell Control Systems Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Isover UK
  • Vaillant
  • Knauf Insulation (UK) Ltd
  • Carillion Energy Services
  • Superglass Insulation Ltd
  • Sheffield Insulations Ltd
  • Rockwool Ltd
  • InstaGroup
  • Celotex
ACE's Seven Energy Efficiency Asks for the 2015-2020 Parliament
  1. A new Energy White Paper (#energywhitepaper)newlogo (large)
  2. Buildings energy efficiency as infrastructure investment (#infrastructureinvestment)
  3. The public sector must take a leadership role (#leadbyexample)
  4. Zero Carbon standard for new homes and commercial buildings (#zerocarbon)
  5. Minimum energy efficiency standards for existing buildings (#minimumstandards)
  6. Incentives for energy efficiency retrofits (#retrofitincentives)
  7. Improving access to finance for energy efficiency measures (#accesstofinance)

Read about our seven asks in full; follow us on Twitter; and subscribe to our occasional email updates on progress below.

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