Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ecobuild, futurescape and cityscape

Earls Court, London 26-28 February 2008


Above: Recycling bin by Laundry Company, who support the Code for Sustainable Homes



Above: Model of a house from BedZed


Ecobuild is dedicated to sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Cityscape is for those interested in urban design and the public realm. Futurebuild highlights offsite and innovations in construction and is hoped to give a new outlook to future design.

All three areas are intended to give a fresh perspective and inspire further thinking through
seminars, conferences and interactive stands and exhibitor's who are eager to tell you more about their product.

Most interesting was the ecobuild section which showcased an example of a house from the BedZed project, roof top gardens and recycling bins already divided into sections which earn developers 3.6 points on the Code for Sustainable Homes. The Stern Report, Part L building regulations, Energy Performance Certificates, the code for Sustainable homes, and the pursuit of 'Zero Carbon" have combined to make sustainability in design, construction and the built environment a 'must achieve' for the sector. Designers and specifiers are clearly responding which is reflected in the huge interest in sustainable construction products and services. Ecobuilds attendence has almost doubled in the last year.

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