§ Mr. Meale
The Department, through the Partners in Technology programme, has sponsored research into the thermal performance of glazing systems. This work has confirmed that low-emissivity glazing, used in conjunction with high performance framing systems, provides the potential for significant energy savings. The Department also monitors research carried out by other bodies including manufacturers, trade associations and universities.
The Department promotes the use of low-emissivity double glazing under the Energy Efficiency Best Practice programme.