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January 15th, 2020 - Beth

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The British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC), a division of GGF’s Commercial arm and the body responsible for establishing the independent ‘rainbow’ ratings system for verifying the energy performance of windows and doors, has announced the addition of two new technical resources on a permanent basis.

George Higgs, Lead Building Physicist and Managing Director of Building Energy Physics Consultancy Ltd and Richard Bate, Technical Director of Build Check Ltd will provide further technical support to BFRC and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and established proven track records within the field of fenestration product testing and evaluation.

Both are long standing members of the BFRC Technical Committee and their increased input, ahead of new product launches in the summer, will broaden the technical diversity and integrity of the BFRC, contributing towards wider acceptance of BFRC ‘rainbow’ energy ratings as the industry’s de facto energy performance scheme.

Lis Clarke, BFRC Operations Director, says she is delighted to have secured the further input of two of the industry’s leading experts: “As the most widely used ratings system in the window and door sector it’s vital we continue to set the benchmark and improve standards throughout the industry. Bringing in such hugely knowledgeable resources such as George and Richard will improve our technical standing and expertise immeasurably, ensuring that BFRC calculations become even more technically robust.”

Build Check’s Richard Bate responded by saying: “Being the very first BFRC registered simulator and having over 20 years’ experience with independent testing and product certification for the fenestration industry I am delighted to assist in helping them achieve the ambitious goals they have set for the year ahead.”

George Higgs of BEPC said: “I have had a long standing relationship with BFRC for many years and therefore delighted to be able to work with them as a technical consultant.”


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