We take a look at what this year??s Ecobuild show has in store for visitors looking for sustainable and environment conscious solutions and advice
This year??s Ecobuild promises to showcase the latest in sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. The show is the perfect event for those architects interested in taking note of how their designs impact the environment and planning for developers.
Ecobuild 2014 will feature an unrivalled information programme, attracting over 600 speakers. At the heart of the programme is debate, learning and information exchange, led by internationally renowned academics, ministers, industry leaders and celebrity speakers. All speakers will now appear on the show floor and there will be two spectacular arenas to house the conference programme.
The three-day programme will focus on topics relevant to the whole industry including developers, architects, contractors and housebuilders. The conference will cover a wide range of issues from energy policy and the future of our cities right down to the right way to deliver zero carbon homes and buildings that work as designed.
Topics include ??Is green the right strategy for growth???, ??What sustainability expertise has the UK got to offer China???, ??Should minimum EPC standards be applied to all buildings??? and ??What is more effective ?? community energy solutions or the Green Deal???
Visitors can also contribute to The Ecobuild Debate ??Do we have a blueprint for the resilient city of the future??? joining experts such as Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science and Peter Guthrie, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge.
Ecobuild will also host the 2014 Climate Change Week??s Launch. It seemed only fitting that Ecobuild would once again work with Climate Week, Britain??s biggest climate change campaign.
Climate Week 2014 will run from the 3rd to the 9th of March with the official launch taking place at in The North Arena at Ecobuild on Tuesday 4th at 1.30pm.
The campaign is endorsed by politicians and celebrities including the Prime Minister, David Cameron, Sir Paul McCartney, footballer Gary Neville and the Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben. The national launch will kick off a programme of over 3,000 events designed to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change and suggest solutions to combat the problem.
Chaired by founder Kevin Steele, the launch will include the announcement of the winners of the Climate Week Awards, nominations for which have just opened. The Climate Week Awards are given for exemplary professional achievements in the following categories:
· Best business
· Best new product or technology
· Best education or campaign initiative
· Best initiative from government or public services
· Best community initiative
· Best artistic response
· Most inspirational person
Entry to the awards is completely free and any organisation or individual can nominate their inspirational initiative, product or person simply by submitting an entry of up to 700 words.
A new Government partnership has also been forged between UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Ecobuild to attract inward investment and drive export growth for the UK green construction sector.
Supporting Government??s ??Construction 2025?? aims to ensure the UK continues to thrive in the face of increasing global competition, UKTI will bring senior international buyers from across the sustainable built environment from as far afield as the USA, Russia, India and Saudi Arabia to meet with the UK industry??s leading suppliers at the 2014 event.
Ecobuild takes place 4th – 6th March 2014 at ExCeL, London.
For further information please visit www.ecobuild.co.uk