The Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers’ Association
The Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers’ Association (MIMA) is a trade body providing an authoritative source of information and advice on glass and stone wool insulation. We represent four of the leading insulation companies in the UK - Isover Saint-Gobain, Knauf Insulation, Rockwool and Superglass.
MIMA supports the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG), which is a collaboration of over 20 organisations including leading industry and trade bodies and consumer groups, think tanks, environmental NGOs and major engineering, energy, construction and insulation businesses.
"A commitment to keeping energy costs in British homes and businesses down, by delivering a buildings energy infrastructure programme which brings 20 million homes put to EPC Band C by 2035."
Government can achieve this aim by making the improvement of energy performance in buildings a national infrastructure investment priority, with the following three major opportunities:
1. REALISE ENERGY SAVING POTENTIAL IN HOMES
- Cost effective investments in energy efficiency and low carbon heating to 2035 could save around one quarter of the energy currently used in UK homes.
- Net benefits of £7.5 billion delivered to the UK.
2. GENERATE STRONG ECONOMIC RETURNS AND PRODUCTIVITY GAINS
- Investing to improve the energy performance of buildings across Great Britain is an investment in our national infrastructure and can generate substantial net benefits in all parts of the country, supporting the Industrial Strategy’s vision.
- A large-scale buildings energy infrastructure programme could have a significant, long-lasting positive impact on productivity, skills and growth.
3. BOOST BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE INVESTMENT
- Under existing policy, it is projected that there will be a 50% decline in domestic energy efficiency improvements being installed in 2015-2020 compared to 2010-2015.
- By launching a buildings energy infrastructure programme the Government can boost investment in energy saving without driving up energy bills further.
- Repairing and restoring business confidence and investment in the industry - ensuring a committed, long-term, sustainable approach for improving building energy performance
Read MIMA's full manifesto asks here.