Ecobuild 2015's most sustainable stands
Each year at Ecobuild, the UK Green Building Council gives exhibitors the opportunity to proudly shout about the green credentials of their stand.
For 2015 we teamed up with Ecobuild to look for examples of how sustainability will be incorporated into exhibition stands including the design and sourcing of materials and construction, from eliminating waste, reducing materials and energy used, reusing and recycling, to displaying the ethical sourcing and fair-trading of the materials used.
Winners Over 80m2 – Graf UK
Graf’s stand was an impressive example of extensive re-use, having exhibited at several shows globally over a number of years. It was primarily constructed with clever use of the company product that tessellates, allowing for easy transportation. Information display panels were reversible with a variety of languages on either side, negating the need for multiple display walls for each country visited.
Runners-up Over 80m2 – ZERO
This eye catching and creative conversion of a shipping container incorporated a self-contained biomass boiler and organic juice bar. Everything was self-built by ZERO’s passionate team, including the furniture which was up-cycled from discarded building materials. ZERO intend to use the stand at several other exhibitions.
Winners up to 80m2 – SRE
Careful consideration was given to the re-use of this stand’s materials with the panels eventually being installed in the company offices and the carpet being donated to a local youth group. Points awarded for making effort to have a positive social impact. The contractors used in putting together the stand were carefully vetted for their sustainability credentials. Scrutiny of the supply chain was clearly a priority for SRE as even their sparkling wine was from a vineyard ten miles from the company HQ in Hampshire!
Runners-up, up to 80m2 – SiP Energy
SiP’s stand was another fine example of re-use, now a veteran of 4 Ecobuilds and various other shows. This stand also made good use of the company’s product – highly insulated and durable construction panels. SIP’s staff opted to keep stand literature to a minimum, preferring instead to get their brand method across using good old-fashioned talking, something they are highly accomplished at!
Many thanks also to the other shortlisted stands: