Prioritising sustainability in schools

Window, door and curtain walling schools specialist Profile 22 has warned many schools property managers are investing in green energy technologies without corresponding investment in the thermal efficiency of the fabric of school buildings.

With unparalleled experience in the supply of low maintenance, high security and sustainable PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling to the education sector Profile 22 is at the forefront of innovation in building technology.

The company has warned that a failure to invest in improvement to the thermal performance of school buildings means their carbon footprints are still high and hundreds of thousands of pounds are being wasted despite investment in renewable energies.

Andrew Reid, commercial development director, Profile 22 said: “Renewable technologies are fine but without investment in thermal efficiency, they will never deliver the carbon or financial savings that schools mangers and LEAs are looking for. Schools need to consider energy efficiency first.”

Offering specifiers, LEAS and schools a comprehensive support programme from the very beginnings of the replacement process to project completion Profile 22 supplies a range of thermally efficient and low maintenance products to the education sector.

This includes the advanced SK200 thermally broken aluminium system which delivers unparalleled thermal performance and weather tightness and is fully tested by the British Standards institute.

Profile 22 also offers a range of low maintenance and secure window systems, including triple-glazed options capable of achieving u-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K.

Reid concluded: “PVC-U replacement windows can slash maintenance budgets delivering year-on-year savings, improve security and sound insulation - the benefits are immediately tangible.”

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