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Third Annual Greenbuild Expo

By Katie Anderson on June 27, 2011

The third annual Greenbuild Expo – a sustainable refurbishment and building event – takes place later this week, on 29th and 30th June, at Manchester Central.

The 2011 programme of workshops and seminars will give visitors the opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s leading names. Highlights will include Steve Gray from Cool Planet – part of British Gas – talking about the implications of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and a session on the reality of the low-carbon refurbishment of commercial buildings, from Will Ray of the Carbon Trust.

Hot on the heels of the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) announcement, the UK’s only wood fuel event will be hosted within Greenbuild Expo 2011. This section of the event will have its own programme of seminars focusing on biomass, with advice from industry experts including Envirolink Northwest and Rural Development Initiatives. The dedicated area and accompanying seminars will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in product innovation, legislation updates and showcase the very real alternatives that wood fuel provides in light of the Government’s commitment to RHI.

SolarEdge will also be on hand to host two free training sessions at the Expo. Aimed at PV installers, contractors, social housing professionals and property management companies, the seminar will show delegates how to harvest up to 25% more energy from solar PV installations.

With 180 exhibitors, the Greenbuild Expo is recognised as the largest sustainable building and refurbishment event in the north of the UK. It is open to trade visitors only through ticket or on the door registration.

The event is sponsored by Solfex energy systems, Wagner Solar UK, Buderus and Worcester Bosch, amongst others.