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3rd-5th March 2009 -Earls Court

Ecobuild + Futurebuild 2009

The huge success of Ecobuild last February confirmed its status as the world's biggest event dedicated to sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Running from 3rd to 5th March, Ecobuild 2009 will attract in excess of 30,000 visitors to London's Earls Court, and the exhibition will feature over 800 suppliers of sustainable building products and services. Some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Rockwool, Saint-Gobain and Wienerberger will be there, along with new start-ups and grass-roots innovators. Ecobuild's exhibition has become an unrivalled resource for specifiers and built environment professionals.

Ecobuild's free seminar programme will offer practical advice and case study based learning on all the key topics including low and zero carbon construction, building regulations, micro-renewables, energy efficiency and more. The Ecobuild Conference will take place at the same time, focusing on emerging policy, the latest thinking and best practice for the sector. Over 500 of the most highly-regarded speakers will present more than 100 conference and seminar sessions, all of which are free for visitors to attend.

The inaugural UK Green Building Council Conference will also take place at Ecobuild for the first time in 2009, providing the latest updates and thinking on topics such as the Code for Sustainable Buildings, zero carbon construction, and the refurbishment of existing homes.

One of the most popular new initiatives, The Ecobuild Arena, is back for 2009, with a programme that promises to be even more inspiring and entertaining than before. Hear from Michael Portillo, Matthew Parris, Dan Cruickshank and others, with sessions chaired by the best in their field, including James Naughtie, Roger Harrabin and Mark Lawson. Spontaneous, controversial and entertaining, the Arena's debates, interviews and keynotes will cover design, politics, science, philosophy, art and the environment.

Learning will be brought to life with over a dozen live attractions at Ecobuild. The immensely popular Solar City and Cityscape return updated and improved, alongside Innovate Offsite, Natural Materials, Eco Paints, Living Roofs, SUDS, and Steel Ideal. New attractions for 2009 include Inside Insulation, Clad It, Constructing Concrete and the ambitious Renew attraction, which will explore sustainable refurbishment solutions for the UK's existing buildings.

Bill Dunster's ZEDfactory is also back at Ecobuild 2009, this time with the LandARK 'eco cabin'. Visitors to Ecobuild will get to view a fully-functioning example of the 30m unit, which is claimed to be entirely self-sustaining.

Always committed to supporting innovators and entrepreneurs, Ecobuild 2009 will see the popular Green Shoots area returning, plus three new pavilions dedicated to small businesses and individuals. The Eco Interiors, Stone Zone and Timber Works pavilions will give start-ups and small organisations working within the commercial interiors, stone and timber sectors a platform from which to demonstrate the breadth of innovative products, techniques and applications available.

Ecobuild 2009 will host a range of international pavilions, including representations from France, Austria, Denmark and Canada.

Running alongside Ecobuild, Futurebuild is the UK's leading event for everything that's new in construction. Focusing on the key concerns of innovation, efficiency and profitability, Futurebuild will showcase the leading suppliers of building structures, finishes and services

Innovate Offsite at Futurebuild will feature the largest display of offsite solutions in the UK, including specialists Roger Bullivant, who will be giving daily demonstrations of SystemFirst - a fast, eco-friendly and Code Level 6 compliant foundation solution. A completed Eco Canopy classroom designed by Bryden Wood will provide the venue for a series of free offsite seminars by participating suppliers, including Ruukki, Verbus, NG Bailey, Tarmac, Hemway Podit and Bryden Wood.

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Ecobuild + Futurebuild 2009, 3 - 5 March at Earl's Court, London
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