Back by popular demand, The Ecobuild Arena returned to the show floor with a cutting edge programme of high level discussion, debate, new thinking and challenging ideas from industry experts, ministers, lecturers and academics as well as a sprinkling of celebrity speakers and hosts.
A programme of seminars and a comprehensive advice clinic took place in the Green Deal Terrace.
What materials will the next generation of architects be using? Brand new for 2013, The Future Materials Gallery was a futuristic showcase of the most innovative new materials that will build the future.
Reinforcing the importance of the natural environment in sustainable design and construction, Working with Nature brought together the following feature areas:
Practical Installer was back in association with Plumb Center, allowing visitors to take advantage of live demonstrations on everything an installer needs to know about the growing demand for micro-renewable technologies. Major focus for 2013 was helping installers make the most of the Green Deal.
Solar Hub returned with a brand new focus on the future of energy. Visitors heard the latest thinking, got practical guidance and advice from leading industry experts.
The Evolution of Light feature, in association with PhotonStar, took visitors on a dynamic audio visual journey through light, providing them with essential information about our biological lighting needs, lighting energy challenges, and lighting in the future connected world.
A major new initiative, facilitated by Building magazine, brought together construction clients operating in different sectors and countries to understand, unite and showcase common challenges and opportunities. Ecobuild 2013 featured round tables, debates, networking and profiles of major global projects and innovations.
Imagine a world without construction materials! Cool Concrete invited visitors to see the story from cradle to cradle, and be amazed at what you could learn about sustainable construction materials by walking through four zones:
Ecobuild’s exhibitors and partners also offered a huge choice of events outside the official programme. Find out more about the Regeneration Film Festival, The Big Tent, TRADA Timber Tours, Ecobuild CPD Zone and many more...
Please take a look at all the highlights here!