Learning from the best

bfrcThe British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) recently welcomed a delegation of representatives from the Japanese window industry, who were visiting the UK to learn more about the BFRC window and doorset energy ratings system, as part of a Japanese government-funded trip.

,Japan is looking into creating a similar system to that provided by the BFRC and so the industry representatives came to the UK specifically to meet the BFRC team and find out how the BFRC system works, how it has been received by the UK industry, and the challenges that have been faced and overcome.

,The meeting, which was held at Glaziers Hall, started with a presentation from BFRC technical director, Gary Morgan, followed by an in-depth question and answer session. Giles Willson, BFRC chairman, welcomed the visitors. Chris Mayne, BFRC managing director, and Toby Blamey, BFRC compliance manager, were also present.

,“BFRC was delighted to host this visit and share our knowledge and experience,” commented Chris Mayne. “BFRC’s technical expertise and history of operating one of the most successful and oldest established ratings systems is much in demand. This Japanese industry visit is the latest manifestation of what is worldwide interest. We would like to thank our colleagues at NSG for arranging this meeting.”

,Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager for NSG Group, added: “NSG Group is part of the industry body in Japan looking at window and doorset energy ratings. We obviously thought of BFRC and initiated a meeting. Sharing the learnings gained from launching, operating and growing a successful system could be invaluable.”