Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 14:00

On Thursday, May 17, the second Cornwall exhibition of sustainable building is being held at the Eden Project.

Organised by Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, Green Build Cornwall will be a chance to find out what green building options are now locally available - from a strong renewable energy sector to the emerging new companies in the green construction sector. 

Eden's sustainability manager Caron Thompson said: "The interest in building sustainably is increasing rapidly and Cornwall is well placed to be a leader in this field so we are delighted that this event is being held at the Eden Project.”

“It is a great opportunity for visitors to Eden to see some of the fantastic work and innovation going on in and around Cornwall."

Visitors to the free Green Build Cornwall event can find out about the Green Build Hub, an exciting project by Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust due to be built at Eden. 

Currently seeking planning permission, the development would be managed by Sustain Cornwall Ltd (SCL) and Ocean Services Design Consultancy, assisted by Ward Williams Associates’ Green Team. 

The building would achieve a minimum BREEAM excellent rating (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), the industry rating for the environmental performance of the building.
 
Its build and operation would be energy efficient and it would aim to be a test bed for the best performing building elements, such as walls, windows, living roofs and renewable energy systems.
 
Jason Jarvis, lead architect at Ocean Services Design Consultancy, said: “It is very exciting to be working on a pioneering design which will lead the way for sustainable construction in Cornwall.  This will be a learning experience for everyone involved.”

The Green Build Hub would be designed and built as an exemplar sustainable building that would demonstrate what can be achieved in Cornwall to improve the sustainability of construction.  It is proposed to develop the Hub as a demonstration of how to manage a construction project to ensure that the end product is as sustainable as it was designed to be. It will be University monitored and used for training, awareness raising and sharing of best practice. Collaborators would also be able to use the facility for training and to engage with the public.

Collaborators to the Green Build Hub will be exhibiting their products and expertise at Green Build Cornwall and there will also be a free seminar programme running on the day including on subjects such as energy in buildings to integrating renewables.
 
This event is free to attend and open to all.  To register go to http://www.csbt.org.uk/green-build-cornwall.cfm
   
For more information contact CSBT on 01726 64651, www.csbt.org.uk, claire@csbt.org.uk.