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Following another fantastic year at Manchester Central, Greenbuild Expo will be expanding in 2015 and will take place later in the year’s on 10th and 11th November.
It will run alongside a new event Buildings & Energy Efficiency (BEE) which has been launched to offer built environment professionals access to all the latest products and solutions to create buildings for the future. As well as access to guidance on energy efficiency, green retrofit and much more, both events will feature free conference programmes with expert speakers offering inspiring content on everything from renewable energy to off-site construction. Greenbuild Expo and BEE are designed to give visitors the tools they need to produce innovative, low-energy buildings and truly green developments.
Of the commercial properties in the UK that have had an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) so far, over 90,000 of them do not conform to Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), which is likely to be an E rating or above, meaning BEE will have enormous appeal as those responsible for commercial buildings seek to take control of their energy consumption.
Event manager Chris Eldridge said: After six successful years as Greenbuild Expo it was clear that there is a real need for information on making commercial buildings more energy efficient so it’s a natural progression to launch an event dedicated to energy efficiency, particularly with the changes in legislation to Part L 2014, The EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and The Energy Act 2011, which over the next three years will have a major impact on the way commercial buildings are managed and let.
Moving the show to November avoids the election and will give time for the built environment and industry to have a clearer picture of what the implications of any policy changes are and what lies ahead. It’s also ideal as we move into winter and need to use more heating and lighting, so energy efficiency will be in the forefront of visitors’ minds.
A popular feature returning to Greenbuild Expo for 2015 is Ignition, the UK’s only woodfuel event. With a dedicated seminar programme and exhibition area, Ignition15 will include advice on incorporating biomass into sustainable developments.