While the Japanese are known for their advanced technology, this month saw them visiting the offices of BFRC to learn
A delegation of representatives of the Japanese window industry visited the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) earlier this month to learn how its window and doorset energy ratings system was launched and developed.
The visit was funded by the Japanese government and took place because the Japanese fenestration sector is looking to create a similar system to that provided by BFRC and specifically came to the UK to meet the team. BFRC is considered to be the world leader in window and doorset energy ratings and the Japanese delegation were here to find out how the system works, how it has been received by the UK industry, and the challenges that have been faced and hopefully, overcome.
The all day meeting 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.
“We were delighted to host this visit and share our knowledge and experience,” commented Chris Mayne. “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.”
The meeting with the BFRC was held at Glaziers Hall, London.
Caption East meets west when a delegation from the Japanese window industry came to meet the BFRC.