Ecobuild success as optimism returns to green building

  • 11 Mar 2014

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Celotex Insulating Briatain campaign begins at Ecobuild

Ecobuild highlights for me included a visit to the Celotex ‘Insulating Britain’ campaign bus parked inside the exhibition hall; learning about the impact of BIM from Assa Abloy; great presentation (and hospitality) from Wilo; favourite new British product was the hybrid solar panel from Solar Angel; and I have featured a PEFC video from the show on how to achieve top timber certification on projects.

I also found time to visit the Saint Gobain Innovation Centre to meet Didier Roux who gave a brilliant talk on R&D & Innovation. We hope to feature the video & notes form this shortly on Buildingtalk.

On the conference side of Ecobuild, Ed Davey pledged to fix ‘disappointing’ and ‘clunky’ Green Deal but also reminded us that ECO has helped insulate 475k properties. Your thoughts?

And finally, a bird smoking in bed has been blamed for burning down a building near my house in London – more on this via the Twitter link.    

TOP 10 STORIES

1] Optimism returns to green construction with Ecobuild 2014 success

2] Celotex launch 50-stop ‘Insulating Britain’ campaign

3] Green Deal scheme available to SME’s who carry out procurements

4] Designers must take cleanability into account with new builds

5] CATO cost and programme management supplied at foreign offices

6] Bathroom products reduce carbon consumption at eco-friendly retreat

7] Door company exhibits its Slide and Swing range with mobile showroom

8] Daikin Control systems designed to reduce carbon footprint

9]  Condensing warm air heater range designed for commercial applications

10]  Reversible and PVC-U window specification guide released by Profile 22

 VIDEO OF THE WEEK

How to achieve top timber PEFC Project Certification

LATEST PROJECTS & OTHER STORIES

Launch of new dedicated Build Show for builders and contractors

Roller shutter door repair call outs carried out quickly with new vans

Green Roof from Sika Sarnafil installed at Newcastle College

External wall insulation from Alumasc installed at housing development

Changing Places toilet specified for Stoke bus station project 

Slimline heritage windows installed at 18th century building

Door company Deceuninck sets up permanent home at NSBRC show

SE membrane fitted at nationwide stores to reduce carbon emissions

Novus taking part in the Business Class education programme in Stoke

TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Designers must take cleanability into account with new builds and refurbishment projects

Futuristic spaceship Apple HQ

Bird carrying lit cigarette to bed blamed for London fire 

Green business set to drive a third of UK economic growth this year

Private rental developments to get some of £1 billion Build to Rent Fund 

Davey at Ecobuild pledges to fix ‘disappointing’ and ‘clunky’ Green Deal

ECO has helped insulation of 457k properties 

Developers could be blocked from building homes on flood plains

Brilliant talk by Didier Roux on R&D & Innovation at Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre

UK construction sector growth strong despite flooding – 10th month of continuous growth infrastructure work rise

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