Andy Street Visits Wintech to discuss West Midlands Built Environment Net Zero Goals

Wintech were delighted to welcome Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, to our headquarters in Wolverhampton, alongside Ben Brittain, Policy Advisor to the Mayor. This visit marked a crucial step in Wintech’s ongoing commitment to driving positive change in the construction industry.

Paul Savidge, Managing Director, introduced Wintech’s mission and opened discussion on the company’s ambitious goals to support the UK’s Net Zero targets, the challenges of raising awareness of façade engineering as a discipline and effectively working towards creating energy efficient buildings. The current government decision in delaying and even scrapping climate policies were also discussed and the impact this will have on the industry’s decision making.

Paul Savidge expressed the urgency of implementing a substantial retrofit program to enhance the energy efficiency of our existing building stock and stated, “We need to press forward with improvements to the fabric of our existing buildings, to effectively reduce our buildings energy losses to make significant cuts to energy overall consumption. At Wintech our goal is clear, we aim to make buildings safe and efficient not only today, but are also for a greener, more sustainable tomorrow.”

“However, we acknowledge that this ambitious mission cannot be achieved in isolation. We wholeheartedly believe that the key to our success lies in partnerships with industry leaders, local and national authorities, and academia. Together, we can pool our collective knowledge, resources, and expertise to accelerate the transformation of the built environment and create a better future for all.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands said: “It was fantastic to visit Wintech and see first-hand how this innovative and specialist Wolverhampton firm is meeting the challenge of climate change. The climate emergency is the most defining issue of our time and the West Midlands will be at the forefront in leading a new green economy in the UK and with the support of local companies such as Wintech, I am confident that we can meet this challenge in the coming months and years ahead.”

Wintech also recently welcomed and hosted the Rt.Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for the Head Office in Wolverhampton, alongside Jane Stevenson, MP for Wolverhampton Northeast, who have provided Wintech a platform to share Wintech’s mission and raise awareness of façade engineering as a discipline to local and national authorities.

Thank you, Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands, for your valuable time and support in our shared mission.