Visitors will also have the opportunity to book consultations at its technical clinic which will provide inspiration and practical advice on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings through a fabric first approach. Additionally, its companies will feature in the Renew and Extreme Timber areas as well as the Passivhaus Pavilion, making it Saint-Gobain’s biggest and best Ecobuild to date.
Showcasing products in complete systems, the impressive two-storey stand will provide practical examples demonstrating how technologies can be used alongside each other to create more energy efficient buildings. Innovative and sustainable solutions from a range of businesses, including Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Glass, British Gypsum, Ecophon, Isover, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, Solaglas and Weber, will be incorporated. These will include internal, separating and external wall systems for timber, masonry and steel new build and refurbishment construction, room-in-the-roof and ceiling solutions, as well as glazing and pipeproducts for both residential and commercial applications.
Designed to equip Ecobuild visitors with the knowledge and expertise to optimise the performance of new and existing buildings, Saint-Gobain’s technical consultations will enable attendees to book 30 minute slots with the company’s technical materials experts, who will be on hand to offer advice on a range of areas including energy efficiency and acoustics.
The Renew area will incorporate live demonstrations showing the application and installation of a range of products and systems which can help to meet the huge challenge of refurbishing our aging building stock. These include internal and external wall insulation, glazing, flooring and loft and cavity wall systems.
Finalists in Isover’s UK Multi-Comfort House student contest will be invited to display their work in the Passivhaus Pavilion, where it will be judged by a team of experts before the winners are announced. Open to students of all universities offering RIBA accredited degree or masters courses, the competition requires students to design a tower to be located in the Greenwich South district of Lower Manhattan, New York. The building must be designed in accordance with Isover Multi-Comfort principles, encompassing Passive House performance levels to create a sustainable, multi-use building.
In addition to featuring on the main Saint-Gobain stand, engineered timber manufacturer and supplier Pasquill will play a key role in the Extreme Timber area, supplying a striking glulam structure to highlight the aesthetic qualities and extreme design possibilities of engineered timber when it comes to creating spectacular and sustainable structures.
Lisa Benbow, head of communications for Saint-Gobain UK, Ireland and South Africa, comments: “Building on our success at last year’s exhibition, our extended presence at Ecobuild 2011 demonstrates our continued commitment to facilitating the delivery of sustainable construction. This will be achieved both through the availability of energy efficient products and systems and via the provision of training to ensure that industry professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to specify and install the right solutions, with a fabric first approach to ensure the quickest route to zero carbon.”