Head down to Ecobuild

ecobuildIn the next few weeks you’ll definitely be hearing a lot about Ecobuild 2015 (www.ecobuild.co.uk). The showcase for sustainability and the built environment is returning to London’s ExCeL in March (3-5) and there’s plenty on offer for installers.

Offering hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and a conference and seminar programme with expert speakers on the hottest topics, Ecobuild 2015 promises to be a must-attend event for installers looking to get ahead of the renewables game.

Exhibitors will be displaying their latest range of sustainable products, many of which will be either launched at the show or have been on the market for less than six months. This gives installers the chance to get hands-on, have a play and to talk face-to-face with technical experts for advice on maintenance and installation.

It’s also the perfect opportunity for visitors to rub shoulders with academics, government representatives and a whole range of industry experts to discuss the latest developments in the world of renewable technologies and sustainable building.

Seminar and conference programme

The first thing to check out is the seminar programme. All the free seminars are CPD accredited and cover the most important and pressing issues for built environment professionals. Each seminar concentrates on delivering practical and applied information, and is structured to provide key learning points, supported by case studies, analysis, and examples of best practice.

It is impossible to go to every seminar so it’s important to prioritise the ones that are relevant to you. For installers, the Green Energy seminar programme is the best place to start. Popping along to ‘Benefitting from the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive’ and ‘Integrating systems to maximise energy efficiencies’ will provide valuable insight into the latest technologies and ideas, and could give you an edge on your competition.

At this year’s conferences industry leaders will be speaking about the latest developments in renewables and sustainable construction. And, with an election in May, Ecobuild will be asking the main political parties how they intend to deliver the low carbon energy infrastructure we need and whether a long term national resilience plan is the best way to manage the risks from a changing climate.


If seminars, lectures and the occasional celebrity aren’t your thing, don’t worry there’s still plenty going on. Unlike regular exhibits at Ecobuild 2015, the features are interactive and combine expert advice and guest speakers with practical demonstrations of the latest technologies. Features include Practical Installer where Plumb Center’s renewables experts will deliver tailored business advice and the latest innovations to all installers, Nature and the Built Environment which brings together a number of features to educate and inspire visitors about biodiversity and The Big Innovation Pitch, Ecobuild’s first ever dedicated area to showcase a selection of Ecobuild exhibitors’ new products.

There’s a list on the Ecobuild website telling you exactly what’s on, where and at what time. The seminar and conference programme runs on a first come, first served basis so be sure to get there early.