London — The Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) has welcomed UK targets to halve the amount of energy used by new buildings by 2030.
IMA on board with tough UK energy saving goals
Prime Minister, Theresa May set the targets in a speech, on 21 May 2018. The PM was outlining the UK's current plans for science and a modern industrial strategy.
May said in a section on clean growth: 'By halving the energy use of new buildings – both commercial and residential – we could reduce the energy bills for their occupants by as much as 50%.'
She added: ' And we will aim to halve the costs of reaching the same standard in existing buildings too.'
Simon Storer is the chief executive of the IMA. He said 'the clean growth mission is it good news for manufacturing and good news for employment.
'To succeed, the focus should be to ensure that building regulations ensure that the fabric of all new buildings is as thermally efficient as possible.
'It will also be important to look at building control and compliance,' he added. This is to make sure that these processes are effective.
He continued: 'It is also important to find ways to close the loophole where buildings can be built to old regulations.'
He added: 'our members look forward to working with the government departments to realise these targets; to bring energy savings to building users; and, help meet the government's carbon dioxide reduction targets.'