Biggest ever Greenbuild Expo opens today
27 June 2011, News release from Greenbuild Expo
Greenbuild Expo opens in Manchester today, so here are some of the highlights for the sustainable building and refurbishment event.
·Award-winning architect Bill Dunster OBE will officially open the show on 29th June, kicking off two days of free seminars and training for built environment professionals. Dunster will be speaking on affordable sustainability, which is a key theme of the event. The world-renowned architect specialises in zero-energy developments, is the founder of ZEDfactory (located in BedZED, Britain's largest mixed-use sustainable community, in Beddington) and a partner in StramitZED (an affordable and sustainable zero-carbon housing system). He is also co-writer of the ZEDbook, a manual for achieving zero-carbon development at different densities and scales. He brings his vast knowledge in the field of zero-carbon development to Greenbuild Expo 2011. Hear his views on the industry, what we should be aiming for and how to achieve it on Wednesday 29th June at 9.40am in the central arena.
·Also attending the event will be the Forestry Commission, who has chosen Ignition11, part of Greenbuild Expo, as the venue to launch its Woodfuel Implementation Plan. Pam Warhurst, chair of the Forestry Commission, and Robert Bland, chair of the ConFor woodfuel suppliers group, will deliver the details on stand F17 at 11:30am on 29th June. Visitors will hear plans for increasing the wood supply for biomass systems and the help that will be on offer for rural businesses within the woodfuel industry. Expert advice on all aspects of woodfuel will be available from the Forestry Commission, along with the Biomass Energy Centre.
·The BRE will be giving a BREEAM Outstanding award to Lancaster University - the first ever education project to have achieved this. The presentation will take place at the end of Gavin Summerson's BREEAM seminar on Wednesday 29th June at 11:15 in the red seminar room.
·All Eco Energy is searching for commercial building owners that want to receive a free 50KWp system worth £125,000 (subject to site suitability). If you feel that your organisation would benefit by drastically reducing their electricity bills for the next 25 years then get your nominations in. This is an offer which brings immediate benefits, but only 400 systems are available so you need to be quick. This is one of the first UK-wide schemes to be implemented on commercial property and it breaks down one of the main barriers to the take up of solar photovoltaic - initial investment. For further details contact the scheme coordinator at email@example.com or visit stand B37.
·Philips Lighting will be holding a lighting surgery on its stand at Greenbuild Expo. The company is inviting delegates to attend the surgery with Dr Lux, held on stand D6, to discuss how energy-saving lighting solutions can contribute to a building's environmental performance. As well as exhibiting at the event, Philips Lighting will be giving two seminars, the first on updates to Part L of the Building Regulations.The second session is a CPD module on light and lighting, thinking about the subject in a broad way and as an integral part of architecture.
·SolarEdge is hosting two free training sessions on 30th June, in partnership with Cleaner Air Solutions. The seminar will show delegates how to harvest up to 25% more energy from solar PV installations. Aimed at PV installers, contractors, social housing professionals and property management companies, the two sessions will take place on the second day of Greenbuild Expo at the following times: morning session from 10-12:30, afternoon session from 13:30-16:00. Places will be limited so to reserve a space please contact Kelvyn Skee on firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenbuild Expo is on 29th and 30th June at Manchester Central. For the full line-up and free registration visit www.greenbuildexpo.co.uk. Visitors will also be able to register for free at the venue.
For further information please email Greenbuild Expo