Author: David Thomas
Published: Monday, 26 March 2012
The Eco Experts’ quick summary of our time at Ecobuild 2012. Ecobuild took place on the 20th – 22nd March at London ExCeL Centre. Around 70,000 people are thought to have attended over the three days.
Stand N2272 – Wish you were here!
We return from Ecobuild having made new contacts across the sustainability industry. The Eco Experts pink bar was a success, attracting over a thousand visitors from across the world of sustainability.
Many of our partners in the solar PV business stopped by for a drink and a catch up, and to share the latest information about the feed in tariffs. Many more came by who we hadn't met before.
Looking out across the exhibition hall, were exhibitors and visitors as far as the eye could see: the whole UK solar PV market was at Ecobuild. The Eco Experts were able to talk with all the major industry players who were exhibiting, as well as the smaller companies who were visiting.
All seminars great and small
Not a minute went by when there wasn’t at least a dozen seminars going on simultaneously, giving insights into how the PV market is likely to adapt in the next year, the Olympics and the upcoming Green Deal: due on October 1st.
There were questions to ask and all the right representatives to answer them, from the often cagey Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as well as from organisations who aren’t linked to Government. Everyone was fielding questions and being open about the challenges they're facing. On the whole there were a great deal of positives to take from Ecobuild.
Hot off the press...
The Eco Experts reporters were on hand to conduct interviews with key industry figures and sniff out new stories to bring to you, which will help you understand what’s going on in the UK green scene.
Watch this space: we are in the process of writing them up and will be uploading them in drips over the next few weeks.
For the moment, you can check our our interviews with: STA Chairman Paul Barwell, Ploughcroft MD Chris Hopkins, and Colin McNaught from AEA.