Clearview North Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 63

ECOBUILDPREVIEW TOTAL SPECIFICATION SECURITY SOLUTIONS AT ECOBUILD Showcasing a ‘360°’ security solution aimed at enhancing sustainable design, as well as delivering cost-saving and sourcing benefits to the construction market, visitors to the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions Stand at N622 will be able to speak to the door opening solutions experts about how they can work together to deliver environmentally-sound projects. Held from 5th to 7th March at London’s ExCel Centre, the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions display will draw from its experience across a wide range of sectors – from health and education to commercial and multiple retail – and incorporate all brands, including UNION, ASSA, Adams Rite and Trimec®. Tina Hughan, Head of Marketing for ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “Following the success of our first ever Ecobuild last year, we are returning this year with an offering specifically aimed at architects, specifiers and contractors looking for security solutions that cover all aspects of project design and development.“Thanks to the experience and product depth within the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions portfolio we are able to work closely with specifiers to deliver integrated products and systems bespoke to project requirements. Visit ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions on Stand N622 at the Ecobuild exhibition or THE GREEN PATH TO ECOBUILD Synseal Extrusions will be exhibiting at Ecobuild this year, to promote its wide range of environmentally focussed products and initiatives. The leading PVC-U systems supplier has developed a range of plastic thermal reinforcements (PTR’s) for its Legend, Synerjy and Shield profiles, which are made from 100% recycled material and have been designed to make windows more energy efficient than those reinforced with steel. Investing in recycled products such as PTR’s can cut down on window fabrication costs, increase profit, and still meet the criteria set down by the revised Building Regulations. Other advantages of PTR’s over steel are that they eradicate corrosion problems, are less expensive and lighter, are easier and faster to fit and, looking beyond installation to the distant future, makes the entire PVCU frame 100% recyclable. Synseal will also be explaining how its window profiles have been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Synseal’s environmental credentials have been recognised by the industry after it recently won a bronze award for Environmental Best Practice at the Green Apple Awards presented at the House of Commons for successfully achieving its objective of reducing its landfill waste to zero. Stand N15. TURNING GREY TO GREEN Ecobuild 2013 supports vital movement to help ‘green our cities’ Addressing the environmental impact of the world’s cities is top of the agenda at Ecobuild 2013 (, where significant investment has been made to impart best practice for design and management of the urban environment and more critically, where funding could be committed to support the vital skills required to make this step change. To take place from 5th to 7th March 2013 at London’s ExCeL, Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for the sustainable built environment, will launch several new features in support of this international agenda, including its ‘Working with Nature’ zone and the spectacular Ecobuild Arena. “Fundamental changes in the way we live, work and interact with the environment are vital if we are to continue driving forward sustainability across the design and construction industry and Ecobuild provides the perfect platform to educate, inspire and ultimately help fuel this important agenda”, said Tom Broughton, Brand Director for Ecobuild. In the ‘Working with Nature’ Zone, The Green Infrastructure Pavilion in association with DEFRA will bring together ministers, Government officials and leaders from DECC, DEFRA, CIRIA as well as industry chiefs. ‘the way we live, work and interact with the environment are vital if we are to continue driving forward’ To read more, visit FEB 2013 63