Did you know that EWI will save the world?

Last week at the INCA AGM we were delighted to welcome Andrew Warren from the British Energy Efficiency Federation. A man who has been working across sectors in energy efficiency for his whole career, Andrew entertained us with his take on the value EWI brings to the world. He told the meeting that energy use in the UK is reducing substantially, which has an obvious impact on the health of the planet. He described how measures such as EWI are key to this reduction, and those who work in this sector must feel proud of the contribution we make.

Aside from Andrew Warren’s fascinating talk, the meeting heard about the work that INCA is doing for its members. This includes engaging with Government stakeholders such as BEIS and MHCLG both formally – consultation responses, and informally to ensure that our industry is represented. Mitch Gee, Executive Chairman also described the work of the Technical Committee in engaging with the BBA and BRE. There is clearly a lot going on at the moment!

A highlight of the meeting was the announcement of the INCA Awards shortlist. Anna Wesson, INCA Manager, reported a high number of entries – over 70, and the challenges facing the judges when they shortlisted. A quick reminder that tickets are now on sale for the event on 1 November in Manchester.

A key topic of discussion at the meeting was the Government Consultation on the use of combustible cladding on residential buildings above 18 metres. This closes on Tuesday 14 August, and in order to ensure the INCA response is as representative as possible, we value your input. Please get in touch if you have any comments you would like to make.

The AGM elected Mitch Gee to continue as Chairman at INCA for another year. This will allow him to continue much of the work he has started in terms of raising the profile of the Association and recruiting new members. The Board of Management also remains the same.