Greenbuild Expo coming to Manchester

The UK’s sustainable building and refurbishment exhibition and conference, Greenbuild Expo, is returning to Manchester for the fifth time this spring, from 8 to 9 May, with free entry for all.
The event will once again be hosted by Manchester Central and more than 150 exhibitors are due to take part, including Aggregate Industries, BASF, E.ON, Jewson, the Plumb Center, Saint-Gobain, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), and the University of Salford.
Each one will be showcasing the latest green products and solutions for refurbishment and newbuild in both domestic and commercial properties. 
There will also be a free programme of presentations, debates, training sessions and interactive seminars.
New for 2013 will be ‘CO2t’ - an event dedicated to the latest developments in sustainable transport – while, elsewhere, ‘Ignition 13’ will showcase the contributions of biomass power to the Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) initiatives.
Green Deal and ECO
Following on from its success last year, the Green Deal / ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) Arena will feature prominently, giving visitors the chance to hear from key organisations, including the UK-GBC and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), about the implications of the Government’s key energy efficiency initiatives. 
This part of the show will also feature panel discussions, presentations and insights into ongoing pilot projects across the UK. They will look at the impacts of the Green Deal and ECO on industry and the public sector, the funding models they employ, their skills requirements, and the different ways businesses can get involved.
Alongside the conference and exhibition, the winners of the Greenbuild Awards 2013 will also be revealed at a gala dinner and ceremony hosted by comedian, Patrick Kielty, on Wednesday 8 May, at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.
The awards celebrate sustainable buildings in use and the shortlist has now been announced, with 48 finalists spread across the following categories: Behavioural Change, Breakthrough, Domestic Newbuild, Domestic Retrofit, Education Retrofit, Retrofit Product, Workplace Newbuild, Workplace Retrofit, and Leisure and Retail.
The panel of judges this year includes industry leaders such as Kerry Mashford (National Energy Foundation), Liz Reason (Green Gauge Trust), Paul Ruyssevelt (Ruyssevelt Consulting) and a representative of the University of Salford.
Find out more
Businesses can keep up to date with the latest news about the Greenbuild Expo on Twitter, @greenbuildexpo, or contact Lucy Young at for further information. The awards also have a specific Twitter feed, @gb_awards.

Posted under Training Courses and Networking Events and Construction on 19 March 2013