Ecobuild 2015 takes place this week from the 3rd-5th March at London’s Excel building. As one of the world’s largest events dedicated to sustainable design, construction and the built environment, Ecobuild is a chance for exhibitors to showcase their products and for visitors to learn more about the industry.
Why attend Ecobuild?
There are more than 1,300 exhibitors, showcasing their sustainable construction products at the event. Over 100 free seminars are also available to attend as more than 600 speakers share their industry experience and useful advice.
In 2014 there were around 44,000 attendees at Ecobuild and the event’s popularity could be down to a number of factors. The advantages for exhibitors are that they can generate new leads, reach the entire construction industry, and launch new products.
Seeing the latest innovations is very important to visitors so exhibitors are prepared to talk to the buyers and give live demonstrations.
Nature and the Build Environment
One feature of Ecobuild will be a group of sessions called ‘Nature and the Built Environment’. In the Biodiversity Pavillion, there will be 18 key organisations including ecological consultancy services, conservation charities, and product designers. Some of these include ASAS UK ltd, RSPB, and FSC UK.
There will be a programme of talks concerning the creation of a rich biodiverse environment in urban areas. Creating a biodiverse environment means integrating nature into towns and cities to make them more liveable in the future.
Sessions include topics such as ‘Community Projects for Nature and Green Infrastructure', ‘Creating Biodiverse Habitats’, and ‘Natural Capital: Green Infrastructure Action for London.
Architectural Designer, Abigail Stevenson has coordinated a Natural Building Materials area that will be used to explore a range of sustainable construction solutions. In this area, visitors will have the opportunity to see natural materials such as rammed earth, timber and straw bale being used in construction.
There is also the chance to join in discussions over the way we create our built environment today and tomorrow.
Will you be visiting?
One thing that makes Ecobuild so great is that it is free to visit! You can register for free entry via the official website. If you have already registered and are planning on attending, we hope you enjoy it! Also don’t forget you can share your experience of Ecobuild 2015 in the comments section below.