Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 22

ECOBUILDPREVIEW Showcasing Sustainable Products at Ecobuild 2014 As Ecobuild (, the world’s largest event for sustainable design and the built environment, gets set to return to London’s ExCeL this March, Clearview takes a peek at some of this year’s highlights… An event that allows visitors to see, touch and play with thousands of products under one roof, whilst checking they are up-to-date with the latest news, legislation and incentives could potentially be an overwhelming experience for anyone attending, but following feedback from industry professionals Ecobuild 2014 has bought all content back onto the show floor and divided the space into three, easy to navigate core zones. To house this year’s conference programme there will be will be two Ecobuild arenas with speakers such as Rob Manning, the lead on Government Soft Landings and Herbert Giradet, co-founder of the World Future Council set to take to the stage. Visitors are invited to participate 22 FEB 2014 in The Ecobuild Debate – Should minimum EPC standard for rented properties from 2018 be extended to all buildings?, which will be chaired by Paul King of the UK Green Build Council alongside representatives from Sweett Group, Smith Institute