With the Australian Energy Market Operator warning there’s a 43 per cent chance Victorian homes will experience black outs this summer, Managing Director of Ecostar Double Glazing Craig Johnson says if Australians embrace uPVC double glazing they won’t need to use air conditioning excessively and subsequent energy failures won’t happen.
“With increasing energy costs and our reliance on non-renewable energies, the most important thing we do every day is educate Australians that they need this product.” says Johnson. “uPVC was introduced in Germany in 1947. By the time it reached the UK in the 1980s it already had 90 per cent market penetration in domestic homes in Germany. The UK quickly followed. Australia is probably the last developed country in the world where uPVC isn’t standard. The industry here is in its infancy. Our belief is that in 10 years’ time, most homes will be double glazed.”