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What does the future look like for increased sustainability in installation?

April 12, 2024

Regardless of the industry we work in, sustainability is quickly becoming the beating heart of many a business operation. And as we move through 2024, the importance of eco-friendly practices will only continue to grow. 

Sustainability is not just a matter of ‘doing the right thing’ for society though. It can also lead to greater profits, lower costs, improved employee satisfaction and positive brand association. 

As clients become more environmentally conscious, it is only natural they will begin actively seeking sustainable solutions for their homes and businesses. 

Keeping pace with these trends is critical for any business to thrive. 

3 sustainability developments to track in 2024 

 

1. Increased energy efficiency

 

Installing sustainable windows can dramatically reduce a property’s heat loss. With the climate crisis intensifying, mirrored by a growing drive towards greener homes across the country, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment and are demanding eco-friendly products and services. It is a trend that looks set to continue way past 2024. Therefore, working with recyclable materials that offer excellent insulation is sure to appeal to a wide demographic.

 

2. Change in environmental law

 

 With 2024 poised to be an election year here in the UK, we could either see proposed vote-winning environmental announcements from the current government, or key policies and decisions being delayed until after the election, or a combination of the two. If the election does result in a change in government, then the direction of environmental policy could shift significantly. VEKA will continue to be a source of support to allow fabricators and installers to stay up-to-date with advancements in technology and environmental law. 

 

3. An increased focus on circular recycling. 

 

Plastic waste is one of the biggest issues facing the planet today. It is why more businesses are turning to circular recycling models in a bid to reach operational sustainability targets.VEKA has been at the forefront of this circular economy for a number of years now. VEKA Recycling, an industry leader in recycling ‘end of life’ PVCU windows and doors, offers a reliable, cost-effective and long-term service that customers can depend on. We work with window fabricators and installers, as well as waste companies throughout the UK to ensure that valuable PVCU material is not lost to landfill.

The role of recycling in a sustainable future for installers 

 

It is not an overstatement to say recycling will continue to play a pivotal role when talking about sustainability for window installers.

By reducing the environmental impact of materials, installers are supporting a greener future by conserving resources, saving energy, and reducing environmental impact; all while promoting cost efficiency. 

The PVCU windows and doors you will often work with have an average lifespan of around 30-40 years. However, by developing a recycling process that closes the PVCU material cycle, we are able to recycle windows and doors up to ten times. As a result, one PVCU window or door can now have as much as 350 years of usage.

How do I keep on top of the latest industry advancements in sustainability?

 

Sustainability standards and regulations evolve over time. Keeping abreast of these developments ensure you are offering the best possible service to customers, while gaining a competitive edge in the market.

Through our Independent Network, we provide a wide variety of training courses across a range of subjects that ensure you and your staff are kept up to date with any industry advancements. 

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