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

  • hmrcOur response to HMRC's consultation on reduced rate of VAT for Energy Saving Materials By Jenny Holland

    ACE has submitted its response to HMRC's consultation on proposed changes to the reduced rate of VAT for the installation of energy saving materials in compliance with a recent decision by the European Court. Having taken the lead in convening a coalition of interested organisations concerned about the implications of the European Commission's view on the reduced rate of VAT, and through constructive and sustained engagement with the Government, we a pleased to say that - notwithstanding a few concerns - we broadly welcome HMRC's proposals.

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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

  • LS Wells report coverLocal stories - Energy Efficiency in Wells constituency By Pedro Guertler

    A new report by the Association for the Conservation of Energy has shone a spotlight on the energy performance of homes in the Wells constituency. The report, which has been welcomed by local MP James Heappey and by WISH, a local front-line scheme delivering warmer homes, shows how tens of thousands of local residents have benefited in recent years from proper insulation and efficient boilers, making their homes more affordable to heat and safer to live in. But the report also highlights that residents in Mid-Somerset have seen half as many improvements per household from recent schemes when compared to the national average. It goes on to identify the huge untapped potential for delivering to the remaining residents the benefits their neighbours have seen.

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Guest Blog

  • Catrin MabyInstaller Power: Releasing the potential for local building trades to get energy improvements into homes By Catrin Maby

    In recent years much has been made of the potential to create new ‘green jobs’ and money to be made from ‘green technologies’. With the negative impact of policy changes many of these jobs have vanished, leaving an impression of a boom-bust industry, running in parallel to the world of the mainstream building trades, engaged in general home repairs, maintenance and improvements. Interestingly this ‘RMI’ market is a substantial area of economic activity (estimated to be worth around £11bn a year in the UK, for private housing alone), largely delivered by micro-enterprise and sole-trader building tradespeople, mainly active at a very local level.

    This kind of work offers huge potential for making energy improvements – by including them with other work that home owners want or need, and marginalising the impact of costs and disruption. At the moment we are missing these trigger point opportunities daily, while time slips away...

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ACE Members

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
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    www.heatline.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

  • 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

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