Ecobuild 2015 – the market place for green building innovation

Housebuilders and developers keen to procure the latest building materials should head to Ecobuild 2015 (3rd to 5th March 2015, ExCeL London) where the latest innovations will be on display from over 800 leading companies across the sustainable built environment.

From future construction materials, lighting and technical solutions, to solar, low carbon, resource management and energy efficiency and generation, Ecobuild is the marketplace for green building. Get your complimentary ticket today by visiting www.ecobuild.co.uk.

Innovation is set to be at the forefront of Ecobuild as it signs a new partnership with retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) to highlight innovative products and solutions from across the sustainable built environment.

Following overwhelming feedback from Ecobuild’s visitor community that innovative new products and solutions are a key reason to attend the event, Ecobuild 2015 will incorporate a curated innovation exhibition around one of the arenas.

All on the market for less than six months, with many actually launching at the event, whether you’re keen to procure sustainable design, construction or energy solutions, this guide has got you covered.

Ecobuild regular Celotex (Building Performance Seminar) will be introducing its latest innovation – Celotex RS5000, a new premium performance PIR insulation solution specifically designed for rainscreen cladding applications. Celotex RS5000 features a super low lambda value of 0.021 W/mK, Class O fire performance, and is the only PIR insulation suitable to use in buildings above 18 metres in height. The new insulation product meets BR 135 requirements and has a BRE A+ Green Guide rating. Celotex staff will be on hand to offer expert information and advice on recent changes to Building Regulations.

Kemper System (stand S3090) is showcasing Kemperol 2K-PUR, the only odourless solvent-free, cold liquid applied waterproofing system available in the UK. Some 80% of the applied polyols (resins) are obtained from the seeds of the tropical castor plant, a renewable resource. Kemperol 2K-PUR is root resistant and ideal for use as the monolithic membrane for green roof projects – the resin saturates a non-woven polyester reinforcement fleece and cures to provide a durable, permanently elastic, seamless waterproofing membrane. The membrane is UV stable and BBA certified, with a service life in excess of 25 years.

Bauder (stand S2100) will be launching their state-of-the-art VIP Insulation at this year’s Ecobuild. The vacuum insulation panels are 600 mm thick and designed to provide high thermal performance (0.009 W/mK) in areas with limited installation height, such as terraces and balconies. The panels meet ETA-13/0493 and have a vacuum silica core encased by a multi-layer composite aluminium foil. They are protected on the underside with a 3mm thick rubber granulate mat and on the upper surface with 17mm PIR insulation. Bauder offer a bespoke specification and supply process for UK Bauder VIPs.

GeoPet Aluminium (S2074) is proud to present the SlimLine Frame system of sliding windows, inspired by the panoramic windows used by architects such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. While traditional window systems use glass as filler and the frame as a structural support, GeoPet work with the intrinsic characteristic of glass and give it the function of a self-supporting element, free to slide within a frame with no constraints regarding its dimensions. Fully panoramic windows are now possible, without intrusive lines or sills between the interior and the exterior.

Ecobuild firstimer KBI UK Ltd (stand S6114) has a growing reputation for its innovative Flexi-Pave material. The product is a porous paving solution manufactured from recycled car tyres. The ground down tyres are mixed with ground stone and a unique bonding agent to form a material that is strong yet flexible. It is also completely porous, allowing water to flow directly through it and in to the ground below. Flexi-Pave can be used for driveways, pavements, tree surrounds, pathways and car parks.

Ecobuild’s highly regarded conference programme has now been revealed and plays host to sessions with Sir John Armitt, former Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, and Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change; and Green leader Party Natalie Bennett.

For housebuilders and contractors, esteemed construction magnate James Wates, Chairman of £1bn contractor Wates and chair of the CITB will discuss – ‘are we up to the job of delivering sustainable buildings that work?’

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