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21st April 2017
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Ecobuild unites global sustainable built environment community with over 57,000 attendees
Ecobuild, the world's leading event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, brought together more than 57,000 industry professionals last month at London's ExCeL.
Over the three days visitors explored the products, services and innovations from more than 1,500 exhibitors including world-renowned organisations, Schueco, E.ON, Saint-Gobain, BASF, Kingspan, Vaillant, and Worcester Bosch. In addition to the industry's heavy-weights, visitors were also able to explore up and coming companies in the exclusive entrepreneur's zone, Green Shoots.
Running alongside the extensive exhibition, were more than 130 free of charge conference and seminar sessions featuring a host of high profile politicians, cutting edge industry experts and renowned commentators. Well known names on the programme included: Jack Straw, Michael Portillo, Kevin McCloud, Monty Don, Janet Street Porter, Alan Johnson, Jonathan Dimbleby, Mark Prisk MP and Sir John Armitt. The success of the comprehensive education programme was clearly evident with many sessions having standing room only.
James Blue, portfolio director, Ecobuild says: "Ecobuild has proved once again that it's the meeting place for the sustainable built environment community. Ecobuild is about sharing ideas and best practice, sparking debate and discussion and learning about the most current regulations and legislation. The event could not have come at a more critical time for the built environment sector."
Ecobuild's feature-rich show floor meant that visitors were able to gain vital information, advice and practical experience across a number of areas.
The Practical Installer feature provided live demonstrations designed to help installers take advantage of the growing demand for micro-renewable technologies whilst Renewable Heat Focus illustrated the practical and financial benefits of the Renewable Heat Incentive to the marketplace. The Biodiversity Pavilion featured a series of practical talks and demonstrations to help designers and planners incorporate biodiversity and meet new regulations whilst Fabric First helped visitors understand how building fabric improvements can interface with each other to achieve theoretical performance levels on site. Solar Hub showcased a range of solar innovative systems and Renew gave practical advice on achieving one of the most important aspects of achieving an energy efficient building, a highly insulated, air-tight building envelope.
20th April 2012