INCA Hosts Leading European Trade Associations in London

The first meeting of the European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (EAE) to be held in the UK was hosted by the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) in London on Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April.

Delegates were given an insight into developments in External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) across Europe, and the keynote presentation from the EAE President Lothar Bombös launched the first European Quality Guidelines for ETICS. The UK external wall insulation (EWI) industry, represented by INCA, demonstrated how it will be at the forefront of helping the UK to meet its carbon reduction targets by 2050. David Purdy, Deputy Director of Green Deal Insulation and Delivery at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), outlined Government policy designed to enable the country’s homes and businesses to reduce energy usage including the revolutionary Green Deal from 2012 in which there will be a key role for ETICS/EWI.

INCA Chairman David Harrison highlighted the benefits of working with the EAE:

“We were delighted to host our European colleagues and share information on developing approaches to ETICS/EWI. It is an exciting time for our industry and the meeting provided a great opportunity to showcase the work that we are doing in the UK. INCA and its members are leading the way in improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions and we look forward to working closely with our EAE colleagues to further raise the profile of INCA in Europe.”

INCA is a founder member of the EAE which has established a reputation in the European construction market for enhanced energy efficiency with ETICS. The meeting brought together 30 senior representatives from trade associations working in the sector across Europe who stayed at The Tower Hotel on London Bridge. INCA hosted a 4-course networking dinner on the river Thames with the generous support of INCA members Kingspan, Renocon, Sto, Structherm and Weber.

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