Free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings were launched on January 1st. Already hundreds have asked to Opt In. But what is driving this surge in interest?
FENSA surveyed the installers that emailed in January to ask them why they were so interested. 76% stated it was because they wanted to sell FENSA rated energy efficient windows displaying labels that will have their company name on.
Only 63% stated they were Opting In to FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings because they are free.
“FENSA knew that its Window and Doorset Energy Ratings would be popular,” commented FENSA managing director Chris Mayne. “But we have been taken aback by just how much demand there is. I think that we were right to believe that they would change the face of Window and Doorset Energy Ratings. In 2015 53% of notifications were using energy ratings to comply with Building Regulations. I think we can safely predict that this will rise dramatically by the end of 2016.”
FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings are free for FENSA certified installers. It is totally voluntary. All they have to do is Opt In, agree to the rules and be supplied by a BFRC licensed fabricator.
These new Window and Door Energy Ratings are operated and independently verified by BFRC. It is exactly the same as the existing BFRC scheme in terms of ratings, ratings bands, license scopes and windows and doors covered. Labels provided will cover windows and doors rated ‘A++’ to ‘G’.
The only difference is these new labels are branded FENSA and will have their own marketing support. These ratings will be marketed heavily at consumers in the second half of 2016 to raise awareness and drive consumer demand.
Existing BFRC Authorised Retailers can quickly and easily switch to be a FENSA Authorised Installer – by Opting In by emailing BFRC.
The benefits of Opting In to FENSA Energy Efficient Windows and Doors Ratings for installers are: an easier product to sell because homeowners understand and recognize energy efficiency labels; installers get their own labels; it is the easiest route to Part L compliance; a listing on BFRC website (the first port of call for homeowners searching for energy efficient product); consumer publicity support & recognition; installers can source glass & frames separately; opportunities to upsell; technical & marketing support and advice.
The Opt In process for FENSA certified installers is to email the Operations Team on EnergyRatings@fensa.org.uk with their company name, registration number and name of their fabricator supplier. FENSA will do the rest.