The market place for green building innovation

Self-builders keen to procure new services and solutions should head to Ecobuild 2015 (3 to 5 March 2015, ExCeL London) where the latest innovations will be on display from over 400 leading companies across the sustainable built environment

From future construction materials, lighting and technical solutions, to solar, low carbon, resource management and energy efficiency and generation, Ecobuild is the marketplace for green building.

Innovation is set to be at the forefront of Ecobuild as it signs a new partnership with retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) to highlight innovative products and solutions from across the sustainable built environment.

Following overwhelming feedback from Ecobuild’s visitor community that innovative new products and solutions are a key reason to attend the event, Ecobuild 2015 will incorporate a curated innovation exhibition around one of the arenas.

As the industry puts pressure on new materials to drive innovation and rebuild the UK supply chain, Ecobuild will showcase the latest sustainable, low carbon building materials and technologies predicted to meet this need.

Fostering innovation at every level, Ecobuild’s Dragons Den style event will showcase companies pitching their new ideas and innovation to a panel of industry experts. For 2015 this will be elevated to a conference session held in one of the two arenas. In conjunction with the UK-GBC, Ecobuild will launch the search for the best innovations and the judges will whittle these down, who will present live at Ecobuild.

M&S is also sponsoring the Innovative Product of the Year category in the inaugural Ecobuild Awards. Produced to celebrate innovation across the sustainable built environment, Ecobuild exhibitors can enter the following categories; Ecobuild Sustainability Personality of the Year; Ecobuild Sustainability Initiative of the Year; Ecobuild Innovative Product of the Year and Ecobuild Workplace and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year.

Looking forward and gazing boldly back, Ecobuild, with the support of M&S, will examine the barriers which have slowed innovation in the construction industry in the past and lay on a range of sessions to empower the industry to strip them away.

Water
Responding to demand from over 6,000 Ecobuild attendees keen to specify water management and efficiency solutions, organiser UBM will deliver its strongest offering ever in 2015 with a dedicated water area and content programme.

Significant investment is being injected by both Ecobuild and the industry to showcase the latest consultancy and services, water efficient and water recycling products, and water infrastructure innovations.

Ecobuild’s official water sponsor Wavin and its brands Hep2O and OSMA will be out in force at the 2015 event. They will be joined by a growing number of brands now committed to the event including ACO, Rainwater Harvesting Ltd, Balmoral Tanks, Biorock and Alutec.

Green energy
For buyers keen to procure renewable technologies, Ecobuild is the place to visit. As the UK’s premier energy event, over 140 brands will be showcasing the latest solutions. Of particular note is Practical Installer run by Plumb Center, which will focus on biomass and heat pump technologies. As the importance of energy storage rises up the agenda, buyers should visit the Solar City theatre where sponsor SMA Solar will be launching some new energy storage solutions.

For further information or to register for your free ticket to Ecobuild, please visit: www.ecobuild.co.uk

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