Optimism returns to green construction with Ecobuild 2014 success

  • 10 Mar 2014

Ecobuild success plus UK Government boost for green construction

  • visitors to Ecobuild 2014 in London rose 3% to 44,538

Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change launched the government’s consultation on the future of the Energy Company Obligation plus announced improvements to the Green Deal finance plan and the target to upgrade one million homes.

Greg Barker MP announced £19 million boost for the Green Deal as it awarded funding for six community based retrofit programmes.

Paul King, Chief Executive, UK-Green Building Council, Ecobuild’s lead partner said: “Ecobuild has become the Crystal Palace of its day, the great exhibition where new products can be found and sold, and fortunes can be made in the name of green building.”

Alison Jackson, Group Director of Sustainability & Construction, Ecobuild said: “Despite the recession, green construction is now turning a corner and we believe both the industry and Ecobuild are firmly set for growth”.

UBM, organisers of Ecobuild also announced plans to extend its reach to Mexico and the Americas under a new partnership with the Center for Housing and Construction Development (CIHAC).

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