Greenbuild Expo doubles in size

Greenbuild Expo 2010 is shaping up to include more than twice the amount of content of last year's event.

The two-day exhibition and conference, taking place on 26 and 27 May, at Manchester Central, is completely free to attend and will feature 100 seminars covering all aspects of sustainable construction and refurbishment. The event is supported by the UK Green Building Council, Construction Products Association and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

 Greenbuild Expo 2009The popular workshops are set to return, with hands-on sessions demonstrating sustainable technologies. This year there's LoopMaster on ground source heat pumps, Asgard on biomass, Calorex on air source heat pumps, Vado on greywater recycling, IntelliHeat on smart metering and WPL on rainwater harvesting. There will also be workshops on solar PV and timber frame.

Building Greener Schools has its own dedicated seminar programme, with speakers, including Balfour Beatty, on what makes a school sustainable and Pick Everard on sustainable school design. The Green Roof Organisation will look at incorporating green roofing into education buildings and BRE Global will explain the workings of BREEAM Education.

Another addition for 2010 is the Innovation Showcase. This area will give visitors the chance to see the latest products and ideas in sustainable construction, including fuel cell technology and infrared heating. The seminar schedule includes an innovation masterclass from the MBE KTN and a session on a local authority that is using cigarette ends to produce insulation.

During the conference, the North West Construction Knowledge Hub (NWCKH) will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to visitors on how to become more profitable while embracing the sustainability agenda.

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