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March is a good month for green; St. Patrick’s Day aside, this year March 5-7 are the dates for Ecobuild, an international green gala celebrating sustainable building and construction. It’s going down at the ExCel exhibition and conference centre in London and if you wanna get in on the action–it’s free to attend.

Every year the Ecobuild event brings together thousands of professionals to mix, mingle, and collaborate in shaping the future of sustainable building design. During the course of the three day conference, a number of talks, free seminars, cutting edge product demonstrations, and panels provide a platform for the exploration of innovation in eco-architecture.

Here’s a taste of what the 2013 event will offer:

  • The Ecobuild Arena – a forum for discussion and debate, where ministers, government officials, and experts from eco orgs and universities gather to discuss current environmental issues.
  • The Solar Hub – dedicated to explaining and demonstrating the latest practices and technologies in solar power.Visitors stopping by this center will be able to gather practical information that will help them make choices about installing a solar system of their own.
  • Working With Nature – an interactive center concerned with sustainable design solutions and infrastructure utilizing natural materials.
  • Green Deal Terrace – a series of programs, seminars, and clinics demystifying recent government environmental policy.

These are just a few highlights of Ecobuild; over 1500 exhibitors were featured in 2012, and 2013 has attracted even more of-the-moment exhibitions. And hey, in case you missed it here, the remarkable KREOD pavilion will serve as the media and visitor center.

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