6 mm) air gap between the panes, there was a permanent shift to wider gap widths with the 1986 WSEC.
In order to remedy the anomalies found by the earlier Seattle analysis of test reports, the 1991 WSEC (Washington 1991), and thus the 1991 Seattle Energy Code (Seattle 1992), contained more specific guidance for thermal testing of fenestration products.
Further, the WSEC had the same fenestration U-factor requirements for all Group R occupancy residential buildings (including multifamily, as well as the guest room portions of motels and hotels), regardless of height.
When the 1997 WSEC (Washington 1997) and the 1997 Seattle Energy Code (Seattle 1998) took effect, low-emissivity coatings had been on the market for over a decade.
The report, which has been sent to all AMs by Business Minister Edwina Hart, states: "Based on the evidence gathered and analysis conducted, we conclude that in overall terms the WSEC has not been able to provide the value for money that the Welsh Government could have reasonably expected from its financial and other support over the period 2010-2012.
The report quotes a recurring section from a number of monitoring documents on the organisation which states: "As part of his Welsh social enterprise visit programme and the focus groups, the WSEC CEO continues to collate information from the growing membership as to how best to canvass opinion, consult and inform its members.
In addition to the website, the WSEC makes significant use of both Twitter and Facebook profiles to canvass opinion on a range of issues relevant to the sector and to engage with them in relation to sector developments and substantive changes in WSEC policy.
The report reveals that in the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13, WSEC is projected to overspend its budget.
Yet the report states: "It is not possible from the monitoring reports or Board minutes to accurately identify how many consultations or policy inputs have been made by WSEC.
after working closely to encourage and facilitate the establishment of WSEC, a more 'hands-on' or 'client' input from officials and Ministers may have proved useful".