Ecobuild is back!


Ecobuild 2014 is coming to London’s Excel exhibition and convention centre from the 4th to the 6th March.

Ecobuild is an annual global, sustainable construction event that provides platforms for businesses across the entire construction industry.

Previously Ecobuild, an event running in South East Asia, China, India and the UK, has attracted 1,000 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors from 120 countries. The three day event connects industry professionals, allowing them to network, discover new products and explore innovative solutions.

Ecobuild 2014 will be the tenth anniversary of the event and will see UBM Live Built Environment, organisers of the event, announcing some new plans for this year’s event. The vent focuses on the green agenda and explores ways to achieve a more sustainable built environment.


UBM Live Built Environment’s Group Director of Sustainability and Construction Alison Jackson said:

“The business case to achieve this vision has never been stronger. The ambition to create a sustainable built environment through better design and construction is at the heart of Ecobuild. It drives economic growth and ensures a built environment that is fit for purpose and contributes to global priorities such as climate change, energy security and job creation.

“Ecobuild’s anniversary made us reflect on the past 10 years and refocus on what the event is all about. Our aim is to bring industry professionals together with a common purpose — to create a cleaner, greener, efficient and more sustainable built environment.”

In 2014 the Ecobuild experience will be split into three core areas. The Sustainable Design and Construction zone will be an area for visitors to learn about the latest design ideas, future construction materials, lighting and technical solutions to sustainable construction challenges.


The Connecting Future Cities zone will incorporate a range of topics from biodiversity and greening cities to infrastructure, water and waste, technology and transport – all of which are crucial to creating a sustainable future for an ever changing global population.

The Energy zone addresses another hot topic for Ecobuild 2014, championing key energy issues and providing guidance and practical advice on policy and legislation. This area will include a range of features on renewable energy, resource management and energy efficiency.

This year’s Ecobuild Launch Party was held at London’s National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 29th October. 150 guests attended and presentations were given by Alison Jackson, Group Director of Sustainability and Construction and Tom Broughton, Head of Content.

Excel’s conference facilities will be made full use of during this year’s Ecobuild as over 100 industry experts, ministers and VIPs will take centre stage. The conference programme is spread over three days and will focus on topics relevant to the whole industry; including developers, architects, contractors and house builders.


The conference will explore issues ranging from energy policy, the future of the World’s cities to the right way to deliver zero carbon homes and buildings that work as designed. Conference topics include “Is green the right strategy for growth?”, “What sustainability expertise has the UK got to offer China?”, “Should minimum EPC standards be applied to all buildings?” and “What is more effective – community energy solutions or the Green Deal?”

Free to attend seminars will also be hosted throughout the event. These seminars will focus on the six content zones; the zones will consist of a seminar theatre which will host one of our six seminar streams and drop in advice clinics held by industry leading organisations.


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