Greenbuild 2011

Greenbuild returns to Manchester Central

Greenbuild Expo 2012 comes to Manchester in May with speakers and exhibitors so far signed up including Plumb Center, Scottish Passivhaus Centre, Mitsubishi, National Federation of Roofing Contractors and UK Green Building Council.

The sustainable refurbishment and building event returns to Manchester Central on 9 and 10 May. Much of the content will inevitably be around the Government's Green Deal initiative intended to reduce carbon emissions cost effectively by revolutionising the energy efficiency of British properties, both commercial and residential. This will impact on industry and the Green Deal debates will focus on; how it will work, skills shortage, funding and what it entails for domestic and commercial properties.

Greenbuild is aimed at property professionals, such as architects, installers, builders merchants, commercial landlords, house builders, planners and energy managers among others. The exhibition will include a hands-on training area with demonstrations.

Charlie Parker, chief executive of Oldham council and lead officer for environment, transport and planning at the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, will be the opening keynote speaker for the event.

Lucy Young, conference organiser of Greenbuild Expo 2012, said: "We not only hope to encourage a larger audience but also bring more high profile industry speakers and more industry-leading exhibitors to the 2012 event. Championing sustainable refurbishment and building solutions is what Greenbuild is about whether that's in the volume domestic market or wider construction sectors including hotel and leisure, retail and offices. 2012's event will look at all of these sectors and bring clarity to areas like Green Deal, potentially the largest refurbishment opportunity the UK, and certainly the most challenging!"

There will be several electric vehicles at Manchester Central, courtesy of Manchester Electric Car Company, which will be helping speakers and guests get to the venue.

Greenbuild Expo 2012's seminar programme includes sessions on sustainable cities, fabric first and renewable energies.

To find out more about Greenbuild Expo 2012 visit

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