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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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17 Oct 2018

Futurebuild teams up with the GIGA to spotlight mindful MATERIALS

In an exclusive first for the UK built environment events sector, Futurebuild has announced a partnership with GIGA, a leading organisation driving greater accessibility of international building product certifications via cloud software. GIGA’s product, the Origin Material Hub places a spotlight on materials transparency and product certifications. This partnership will come to life through a new Futurebuild product directory and a dedicated new area of the event – The mindful MATERIALS Certification Pavilion.

The pavilion will offer a unique, focused setting for Futurebuild attendees and exhibitors to unite around and explore the latest thinking and opportunities in sustainable product certification. Offering a complete turn-key solution for exhibitors, the Pavilion will provide a simple yet effective way for Certification Programme Operators and manufacturers with key sustainability certifications to showcase their products and service offerings. In addition, the Pavilion will also host MATERIALIZE - a dedicated series of workshop events curated by GIGA.

Powered by GIGA, the mindful MATERIALS Library is a design industry initiative that provides a common platform for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimisation information for their building products.  Via Origin, manufacturers create and connect their materials to corresponding integrated certifications and request approval for inclusion in the mindful MATERIALS Library.  Using a baseline criterion for entry, mindful MATERIALS, used by the world’s top firms across 14 countries, provides a single place for building industry practitioners and specifiers to search for a multitude product and their sustainability information. GIGA and Futurebuild are encouraging all manufacturers with qualifying sustainability certifications to create a free account and submit products for review.

Through the partnership, Futurebuild is bringing GIGA’s leadership and expertise on materials transparency to a UK exhibition for the first time. Martin Hurn, Managing Director for Futurebuild, comments: “Futurebuild is committed to bringing the latest thinking and innovations, focused on the biggest issues, to our audience of built environment opinion-shapers and decision-makers. How we as an industry can ensure more informed product selections and certification is certainly a key area of discussion – from the introduction of more holistic measures of building performance such as the WELL Building Standard, to on-going debates over how we measure and assess the quality and suitability of construction materials post-Grenfell. 

“GIGA is a world leader in this area, and we’re extremely proud to be working with the organisation to introduce The mindful MATERIALS Certification Pavilion at Futurebuild 2019. It’s set to be a hugely inspiring and insightful space that will bring certification experts and trailblazers together with specification audiences actively looking for the latest thinking and solutions in this critical area.”

Rebecca Best, Chief Marketing Officer at GIGA, stated: “Collaborating with Futurebuild and supporting their innovative exhibition experience by creating the mindful MATERIALS Certification Pavilion is an exciting opportunity, allowing us to provide international exposure for global manufacturers to highlight their sustainability achievements.  Leveraging Origin technology to connect people with products and connecting people with people though events and partnerships, is a great benefit we continue to provide to all industry stakeholders.  We are thrilled to be driving change with Futurebuild in the UK.”

The Pavilion will sit within the new dedicated Interiors Hub. This is one of six Hubs providing dedicated platforms that unite sector specific experts with leading brands. The Interiors Hub will be the leading destination for manufacturers across all areas of commercial and domestic interiors to meet the UK’s largest audience of contract specifiers. 

The mindful MATERIALS Certification Pavilion will be limited to just 17 stand spaces, including a turn key exhibitor space inclusive of sponsorship and marketing opportunities available through the MATERIALIZE events programme. To find out more and to be part of it, visit: https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/exhibit/mindful-materials

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About Futurebuild: 

Futurebuild is the evolution of ecobuild. At Futurebuild 2019, opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators will join together under a common purpose to explore the latest technologies and approaches, and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future – both in the UK and overseas.

This ethos will be brought to life through six Futurebuild Hubs. Providing dedicated platforms that unite sector-specific experts and innovators with leading brands and organisations, the Hubs are the place to showcase innovation and launch and promote products with highly engaged audiences. Home to focused education, research and inspiration, the Hubs enable visitors to prepare for tomorrow by taking action today.
The Futurebuild Hubs surround the central ecobuild conference, which will sit at the heart of the event. This ideas arena will challenge industry to ‘think the unthinkable’ with a programme of inspiring speakers and game-changing discussions – all focused on examining and sparking action on the most important, far-reaching societal and environmental issues. 

Over 26,500 decision-makers will descend on London’s ExCeL, London, from 05-07 March 2019 to learn about the latest products and collaborate around delivering improved results. 

Learn more at www.futurebuild.co.uk 

About GIGA:

GIGA is an independent third party which combines the development of building standards with cloud software, enabling healthy buildings to be affordable and scalable. GIGA has prioritized health as the most effective way of regenerating the triple top-line since 2009: when people are healthy, so are the ecology and the economy. 
GIGA has created Origin a Materials Hub, and also develops and administers RESET, a technology driven standard and certification program for healthy buildings. Origin is the world’s largest hub of building material data. It connects certification source data directly to building materials and products. As certifications are renewed or updated, material information automatically updates. This enables continual data updates while empowering transparent, reliable and relevant material data. As an independent and party-neutral platform, Origin ensures that users, partners and collaborators have access to the broadest diversity of unbiased product data. 
https://origin.build  |  https://reset.build
 

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