Ecobuild: The future of sustainable development?

March22, 2012 by Shannalee in Financial News, Solar Living

ecobuildEcobuild, known throughout the world as the biggest event focusing on sustainable development, design and construction, continues to expand. Not only did it recently hold a successful 2012 event, Tuesday through Thursday, March 20 to 22, in London, but it also has plans to be in India next spring. The launch of Ecobuild India is set to take place Tuesday through Thursday, April 16 to 18, 2013, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

“The launch event will distil the key components of Ecobuild in the UK to deliver a showcase of the most impressive sustainable construction projects from across India and the world, the latest and most innovative products, and a conference programme that will tackle the most pressing concerns and the biggest challenges facing the region,” said James Blue, Ecobuild’s Portfolio Director, in a recent press release.

Each annual Ecobuild brings a wide range of sustainable professionals, including architects, designers, developers, product manufacturers and other stakeholders, who meet together to debate and connect on issues of the environment.

Planning to hold next year’s event in India reflects the growth in construction investment the country has experienced–with current strong demand for residential, commercial and industrial construction work. What’s more, India’s government has made it a top priority to boost the nation’s infrastructure, already investing $500 billion and planning to put a further $1 trillion in future work. Green building is on the rise there, too–making up $15 billion of total construction and expected to be $39 billion by 2015.

Sanjeev Khaira, Managing Director of UBM India, details: “Sustainably developing an infrastructure to support [our] vast, youthful and vibrant population is high on the agenda in India right now. We see this as the ideal time to work with our UK colleagues to launch an Indian edition of the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the future of sustainable building design, construction and the built environment.”

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