Ecobuild has come around again and is now only a day away and we’ve been working hard planning another stand this year, with the central theme of ‘Lower Carbon Drive’.
The initiative was originally set up in 2007 to help professionals and the public review the way we use energy in UK homes and their surroundings. A full scale model of a Victorian terrace was erected on Trafalgar Square showing how retro-fitting measures can save both energy and money.
A smaller scale model has been kept on permanent exhibition at The Building Centre since 2009 and we are bringing this model along with us to Ecobuild, where we will be launching phase one of a new animated version of this initiative and showcasing related product literature from leading building product manufacturers.
The next phase of Lower Carbon Drive
Funding has just been secured from Eco Advantage, a European Social Fund ITM project, to turn this initiative into a broadcast ready HD animation. Working with BAFTA nominated animators, Darkside, the project brings the latest energy saving technology to life. Viewers are now able to visually cut through the home to see new products in operation, watch the measurable benefits flow throughout the building throughout various times of the day and in different seasons and compare the before and after effects of installing energy saving measures into the home. Three leading manufacturers Celotex, Mitsubishi Electric and Selectaglaze have backed the scheme by becoming the first to showcase their products in this visionary project.
It’s an engaging project with a serious message which will inspire and educate specifiers from across the built environment, local authorities, trades and also home owners looking for the latest energy and money saving products.
specifinder.com Wall of Literature
Our ‘Lower Carbon Drive’ house is divided into product areas to show how retro-fitting measures can lower carbon emissions in the home. These areas are Energy, Insulation, Ventilation and Water & Energy Saving and we are showcasing product literature from the following leading product manufacturers within these areas:
- Daikin – Air source heat pumps
- Dimplex - Air source heat pumps
- Heatrae Sadia – Megaflo eco unvented hot water cylinders
- Kingspan Renewables – Solar hot water heating and Air source heat pumps.
- Mitsubishi Electric – Air source heat pumps and Photovoltaics
- BASF Construction Chemicals – Walltite, air-tight sprayed foam insulation.
- Daylight & Ventilation Solutions Ltd. – F100 insulated rooflights
- Energy Saving Trust – Practical refurbishment of solid walled-houses
- Foamseal – Sprayed polyurethane foam insulation
- Knauf Insulation – Earthwool® mineral wool insulation
- Nanopore Insulation – Vacuum Insulation Panels
- Sealmaster – Draughtproofing
- Solarshield – Energy Saving Solar Control Films
Water & Energy Saving:
- Aquatiere – Water softeners
- Armitage Shanks – Sensorflow water saving taps
- Geberit – Water saving dual flush system
- Pegler – Water saving taps
- Devida – Timber Flooring & Decking made from recycled materials.
- Double Parking Systems
- Durapipe – Plastic drainage pipes, made from highly recyclable materials
- Faay Partitions & Ceilings - Partitioning made from sustainable materials.
- Isomass – Acoustic insulation made from sustainable materials.
- Olsen Doors & Windows – Doors and Windows made from sustainable materials.
- R&D Marketing – Underfloor heating
- The Green Register – Register of green construction professionals.
- W. Howard – Timber mouldings made from recycled materials.
- Wolfin – Roof membranes made from highly recyclable materials.
In addition to showcasing the above companies, the specifinder.com team will be on hand to help you source any of the products you’re looking for and why not try out specifinder.com for yourself from our stand.