Over recent years the uPVC industry has tried to counter the bad press from the environmental lobby for not being a green product.
Ventrolla, the sash window renovation specialists, believe the arguement should start with challenging if replacing windows unnecessarily is the right environmental option if you consider that replacement sash windows and/or casement windows consume up to 40 times more energy!
It should be obvious that a window renovation process, which retains much of the existing material, has clear environmental benefits over manufacturing replacement windows. However, many people fail to consider the whole picture and wider implications. Here we explain the facts behind renovation V’s replacement.
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Image: Data extracted from the School of Engineering, Napier University (Life Cycle of Window Materials) and the Embodied Energy Study by Victoria University of Wellington.