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GreenbuildEXPO returns to Manchester

THE sustainable construction and refurbishment event Greenbuild Expo returns to Manchester Central in November to highlight and promote sustainability in the built environment.

greenbuild 1webnewTaking place at Manchester Central on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November, it is once again set to showcase the latest ideas, products and technologies to help all sectors of the industry reduce the environmental impact of buildings.

The extensive conference schedule includes debates and seminars from some of the country's leading experts on sustainability. All free to attend, they explore all aspects of sustainable construction, refurbishment and the running of buildings and give a real insight into the future of the industry. The free programme includes CPD-accredited seminars.


greenbuild futuer catapult webFuture Cities Zone
This main feature at the show in 2015 looks at what our cities and buildings could be like in the future. Designed to inspire people within the built environment to look at things differently, this is not a tell you what to do feature. More of a learning and realisation that the challenges for cities are real and that some solutions in part may already exist.
Collectively we need to devise a way to make sure there is joined up thinking in the way that buildings perform in terms of energy and general running but also the roles they perform in the social arena and binding together the fabric of a city.

Central debate area
There's some thought provoking debates this year at Greenbuild Expo including Ethical Design and Resourcing. Discussion panels around the future of our Cities, the road to Zero Carbon 2016, Fuel Poverty and how to tackle these issue and, after the General Election will there be any clearer policy with regard to sustainable building in the UK?

Planet First and The Planet Mark
Winning business with sustainability is tough right? Not according to Steve Malkin, Planet Marks CEO who explains how sustainability within your business puts money on the bottom line and enhances your business opportunities – it's a win win!

The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification for business, buildings and properties provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project.

greenbuild central debate webAssociation of Public Sector Excellence – (APSE) Energy
Making the most of the opportunities that renewable energy provides the public sector is not just about solar panels on roofs. There's real business and revenue generation potential for councils and housing associations.

APSE – Energy will consider:

• Access to funding
• Case study on a successful public sector project dramatically reducing fuel poverty
• Public sector – making money from energy

PassivHaus Trust
With examples of recent PassivHaus refurbishment and newbuild of both domestic and commercial premises this construction standard can be adopted on many buildings with fabulous results, talks will include:
• PassivHaus refurb
• Commercial PassivHaus project
• New build PassivHaus case study